Post # 1
I’ve been on this site before as a poster under a different name, but that was all wedding related troubles, now it’s time for DH and I to have a baby! We are super excited to start out, and want to get pregnant ASAP. I have some questions, though.
I just got my IUD out (Mirena) on monday, during my “sort of periods”, as I called them on the IUD. My husband and I did the deed that evening without any troubles. Now in the days after I keep having light cramps and spotting, and even having palpitations.
I want to test, but if I just had a “period” then I dont’ know if it’d be any good? Also couldn’t the symptoms just be from having the IUD taken out? Gah, I don’t know. I also noticed that my discharge did that “egg whites” consistency thing which is good. We’re being pretty relaxed about it right now, but I want to know what I should do! Any opinions?
Post # 3
I spotted for a few days after my Mirena was removed, then had a full-on period around a week later. It’s pretty unlikely that you are already pregnant, but even if you are, it’s too early to test. Wait a week or so and see what happens– your body is pretty confused right now and needs time to get back in a rhythm.
Post # 4
It won’t hurt anything to test, but I think it is unlikely you’re pregnant already. It does happen, though!
If you’re interested, I started charting the day I had my Mirena removed, and you can see that chart at the bottom of this page: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/pickledplum
So I know for a fact that it took about a week for the progestin to leave my system (bc my temperature went down to a lower-progesterone temperature) and then I ovulated about 12 days after that and my cycles have been (mostly) regular since then.
One of the ways the Mirena works is by thickening cervical mucus, so the egg-white mucus you’re seeing now might actually be your body ‘expelling’ all the thickened mucus… I know that’s a little gross, sorry.
Post # 5
I spotted one day after my Mirena was out. And didn’t have a legit period for 30 days. I did ovulate following that period though (temping).
Even if you got your period and ovulated immediately after taking it out (extremely unlikely, because that’s just not really how cycles work) and WERE pregnant – you’d only be like TOPS 4 days past ovulation (DPO). The zygote won’t even implant and release hormones for a pregnancy test to detect for at least another 3-6 days. So you couldn’t even get a positive until then.
Odds are, the cramps you’re feeling are a combination of your uterus getting used to not having a trinket in it, and your being excited and generally more aware of your body.
Good luck though! And welcome back to the Bee!