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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

When it comes to actually making babies, the dads really have it pretty easy. Their role is rather minor and it involves all the good stuff. For the moms, on the other hand, well, those moments of bliss are ancient history when the real work starts. We puke for weeks on end, gain 30 (or more) pounds, get varicose veins, no longer fit into human-sized clothing, and endure hours of labor. And instead of that being the end, labor and delivery is the beginning of an exhaustive, round-the-clock love/hate affair.

For all of those reasons, my body should be off the hook when it comes to post-baby birth control--no hormone shots, pills, or tubal ligation. My body has already been swollen, stretched, torn, sucked on, and kicked from the inside out. I deserve a pass on the issue of post-baby birth control, and Father in Chief should pick up the slack with an easy snip-snip vasectomy. Then I read this post. And as fantastically amusing as it is, there's no way in good conscience could I send Father in Chief to the smelly place "where testicles go to die"--even if it is for years of glorious, worry-free sex. So that leaves us with the same choices we had pre-babies. They worked for more than a decade with no real issues, so I suppose we can resort to them for another decade or so before nature signs me up for its permanent program. 

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Keep this medication in the packet it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

Posted by: birth control pills | Nov 23, 2006 8:29:47 AM

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