Birth control. Always a hot topic.
Who uses what and why. What works well for some and not for others. The Pill, the Sponge, Mirena IUDs, implants, shots, tubal ligation, vasectomies. Scientists have given us a plethora of ways to plan for pregnancy or against it.
Recently, I was subjected to the opinion that using medical contraceptive methods of any kind are acting against God’s will. I’m going to address this with a large amount of humor. Be prepared.
First off, I’m pretty sure God gave us scientists. And he gave some of those scientists the ability to create birth control. As it stands, the world is overpopulated. So, God provided us with scientists who provide birth control. So…
#Plannedpregnancy for the win.
Now, let’s look at this from another perspective. Imagine you are drowning, praying for God to save you, and a man in a lifeboat comes by to rescue you. Are you going to wait for God to arrive in a dingy or trust that He sent this lifeboat?
I have three children. My home is overpopulated. I am drowning in laundry.
Mirena is my lifeboat.
Not only does she ensure that I am not getting pregnant, she also takes away my debilitating cramps and shortens my very heavy nine-day period to five light days. She may be my best friend.
I have a loving marriage and three beautiful children. Our first two children were planned and our third is a happy whoops. God gave us all three of them, and we feel blessed. But there are other kinds of blessings. Here are a few:
- We are looking at a future with no more potty training and less bed wetting.
- My husband travels extensively for work. When he comes home, we can have an evening out that ends in nooky without worrying about my basal body temperature (ahem, fertility awareness birth control).
- We have just recently reached a place in our parenting partnership where we are handling our offspring with more than just a small degree of sanity and understanding because it’s easier to handle three children who can communicate with words.
- Our marriage is less stressed financially because we have a finite number of mouths for whom we must feed, clothe, and provide extracurricular activities.
If you believe that birth control is against God’s will, I respect your opinion. It is yours to have. Please respect mine.
For more information on contraceptives, take a look at Planned Parenthood. This is a comprehensive guide to all forms of birth control including Fertility Awareness and Abstinence.
And for a list of OB/GYNs in and near New Orleans who can more personally assist you in your choice, check out NOMB’s Best OB/GYNs In and Near New Orleans.