There are many ways to prevent pregnancy and one woman may use several different options over the years. Finding the right method can depend on your living situation, family, and health. If you already have a child, there are some basic questions you need to ask yourself to determine what contraceptive method - or methods - suit you now. Think about your needs and then talk to your partner as well as your doctor. And be open minded - don't discount your OB's advice since she sees patients and evaluates contraceptives all the time.