Difficulty Getting Pregnant after Mirena

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Many women around the world are attempting to prevent pregnancy and therefore rely on some sort of contraceptive or birth control. One of the many types of birth control contraceptives is an IUD called Mirena.

Mirena is a small device that is placed into the uterus that releases levonorgestrel slowly into the blood stream in order to prevent pregnancy for between three and five years. It must be removed before the end of the third year and may be replaced at this time if further contraceptive capabilities are desired.

1. After it’s removed

The first step in becoming pregnant after Mirena is having the device removed. This is something that will need to be done at your doctor’s office. It is best that you wait until you have a menstrual cycle before you being actively trying to become pregnant, but this is not necessary. This is suggested because it can help your hormones return to normal.

The first step in becoming pregnant after Mirena is having the device removed

After Mirena is removed, your fertility should return to normal fairly quickly. Some women have even been able to become pregnant as soon as their first menstrual cycle. You should be cautious to be hopeful for this because many couples are not this lucky. However, most couples who attempt to become pregnant after removing Mirena do so within the first year.

2. Is Mirena Safe?

Although there are women who have issues getting pregnant and may experience some side effects from using Mirena, it is safe to use. Most women never experience any issues in relation to using Mirena and are able to become pregnant quickly after it is removed. Not only is it effective and easy to use, it is also more convenient than traditional birth control.

Most women never experience any issues in relation to using Mirena

Many women take some sort of contraceptive in order to avoid pregnancy and many have been taking one for many years. Mirena is an option that gives these women long lasting results with little hassles when it comes maintaining it. There has been no research that has shown that Mirena makes it harder or easier to become pregnant after stopping taking it over other birth control methods.

3. When to Seek Medical Attention

Mirena is no different from any other type of birth control and you should follow the general guidelines for becoming pregnant. Remember that even women who have never taken any form of birth control have only a one in four chance of becoming pregnant each month.

Mirena is no different from any other type of birth control and you should follow the general guidelines

However, most of these women become pregnant within the first year with 90% of couples conceiving within 18 months. This being said, you should seek medical attention if you have been trying to conceive for longer than 12 months.

You doctor will need to make sure that everything is fine and may decide to prescribe a medication to help you increase your chances of becoming pregnant. You should also check into the natural things that you can do to increase your chances of becoming pregnant naturally. These things you can do at any time during your pregnancy journey.

4. Mirena Side Effects

Mirena is highly effective and is intended for the long term prevention of pregnancy. However, if you do decide that you are ready to become pregnant, you can have it removed and begin trying immediately. If you have concerns, you should talk to your doctor before you begin using the device.

There are some side effects that have been reported with Mirena

There are some side effects that have been reported with Mirena. The most common is heavy or light menstrual bleeding, but some others that you may expect can be cramps, irregular menstruation, pain in the pelvis or other issues related to your menstrual cycle. If you notice any of these issues, you should consult your doctor.

Other more common side effects can be stomach pain, headache, nausea and other mild discomfort. These typically go away as your body becomes accustomed to the device, but if they bother you too much or do not disappear, you should talk to your doctor about them.

5. Conclusion

Some women have experienced difficulties in becoming pregnant after they have had Mirena removed. However, it is difficult to say whether this is from the device itself or simply that they are one of the unfortunate women who have difficulties becoming pregnant. It is best to monitor your ovulation cycle and talk to your doctor if you notice any issues.

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Larissa Belanger, RN

Ms. Belanger has 20 years of experience in women's healthcare and nursing, including labor and delivery, postpartum and antenatal. She is passionate toward improving both maternal and fetal outcomes of high-risk obstetrics patients.