Many people choose to use contraception, commonly known as birth control, after giving birth. If you decide to use birth control, it’s likely that your medical plan will cover the cost of it.
Why might one use birth control?
Research suggests that having back-to-back pregnancies within one year of each other puts you at increased risk of placental problems, low birth weight, preterm birth, and autism in the second child born. Many experts believe that having another pregnancy too soon after the first child doesn’t give your body enough time to recover.
How do I choose the right birth control?
There isn’t one method of birth control that’s right for everyone. Each birth control method has pros and cons. Choose the method or combination that you’re most comfortable with. Here are some things to think about when choosing a birth control method:
- Do you want to have more children? How soon?
- Are you in good health?
- How often do you have sex?
- Does the method protect against HIV and other STDs?
- How well does the method work?
- Are there any side effects?
- Will you be able to use it correctly every time?
- Will you be annoyed by its day-to-day maintenance, like remembering to take a pill every day?
You should speak with your healthcare provider about the options that are best for you and your family.
Medical plans often offer coverage for FDA-approved contraceptive methods like IUDs, implants, and ‘the pill’.
If you’re enrolled in a Live Nation medical plan, you’ll be able to receive FDA-approved contraceptive medications and devices at no or little cost. You should contact a Member Advocate at Collective Health to learn more. Member Advocates are available Monday through Friday from 4am to 6pm PT, and on Saturdays from 7am to 11am PT.