I use the Mini-Pill, "Errin" is the name of it. It has never caused me any trouble.
I also had a successful pregnancy. I did encounter some pain towards the end of my pregnancy. My doctor prescribed Tylenol with Codeine, which helped me sleep on the really bad nights, but I did not take it often. I mainly kept my foot elevated, and stayed out of the heat to keep the swelling down.
Hope that helps.