A Mom's Guide to Birth Control

Condom

Best if: You're breastfeeding; You're thinking "maybe baby"

How it works: You know the deal: It creates a physical barrier between you and your partner's sperm.

Perks: Doesn't require taking hormones, seeing your doctor, or a lot of fuss. Plus, it's safe for breastfeeding moms.

Drawbacks: Lack of spontaneity.

Fertility returns immediately.

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