Post # 1
I’m a planner, and so even though we’re about 5-6 months prior to our wedding, we’re already planning on approx. when we are going to TTC. We’re both 31, and will be 32 when we get married (May 2014). I currently have the Mirena. I already have my annual visit scheduled late July. I’m thinking that’s probably a perfect time to get it taken out, as we won’t be back from the honeymoon until 6/4 and that will give us about 2 months to not focus on babymaking (we’re going to be looking at houses starting in May as well….).
We both would like to have a baby ASAP as we want 2 and I would rather not have them back to back, but I also would rather not have a baby after 35 (personal reasons). So we’re cutting it close.
Those who have/had Mirena, how long after you had it out did you get pregnant? Did you have any problems getting pregnant after Mirena? Other advice/thoughts?
Post # 3
I’m not trying to have a baby, but I did get my Mirena out this summer. I wasn’t happy with some of the side effects it was giving me. I pretty much went back to normal (having my period again) within a month. I have no idea how my fertility was then or now or anything because I just have no interest in checking that. But I can tell you that I was “normal” again in a month!
Post # 4
@MsYankee: I have Mirena (round 2) and though I am not TTCing, I have talked with 2 different OBGYNs about it. Both said that most women have no problem conceiving within 2-3 cycles of having it come out (provided there are no other fertility issues). You should talk with you OB about it though.
ETA: If you are comfortable with it, you could always have it taken out a little earlier and use condoms or chart to avoid fertile periods for a month or two.
Post # 5
I am in a similar situation but I am 33 years old. I am getting mine out as soon as we get back from our honeymoon. I would get it out sooner but knowing my luck, I’d either get my period on my wedding day or I’d get pregnant before my wedding/honeymoon. I decided to just wait.
Post # 6
One of my good friends had a 25 day long period after getting hers removed. Then they decided to put off TTC… So not sure how long it took for things to get “back to normal”!
Post # 7
@Pinkmoon: @bmo88: Thank you for your responses!
@chipsnsalsa: Yeah, I’ve thought about getting it out before but I do not want to worry about condoms/charting before the wedding and on the honeymoon, and definitely do not want to get pregnant before the wedding. I’m just not sure if I should get it out immediately or if waiting a few months is going to make a big difference (because if it takes us 6 months – year to get pregnant, I’ll be kicking myself for having waited to get it out!)
Post # 8
I asked my PA about this and she said that the very best time to get pregnant is right when you get it taken out. Apparently things are more open…
Obviously, talk to your doctor 🙂
Post # 9
I had my Mirena removed in July, got my period about 35 days later, and since then have had regular 26-day cycles and I’ve ovulated cycle. (confirmed with charting.) I had it removed bc I didn’t like the side effects, and I was really concerned about all the horror stories I read online about irregular cycles or the “Mirena Crash” but it was totally fine.
My nurse did say to wait at least one cycle before TTC, but I know different doctors make different recommendations.
Post # 10
I got mine out in June, had some spotting and got pregnant immediately then miscarried twice back to back. It’s debatable if that was caused by the mirena but I did not get periods and had it in for a few years. It may have been because of a thin uterine lining. If I had the chance to do over I’d take it out and give myself a normal cycle first before Ttc. I am now pregnant again and hoping third time is the charm. My ob said there are no issues with fertility and mirena but it wasn’t an issue of getting pregnant, it was about staying pregnant. Other docs have said they recommend a month wait
Post # 11
@MsYankee: There is no need to rush to get it taken out: because the dose of hormone is so small, and because it is delivered locally, you can get pregnant as soon as its removed. Most women also settle into a regular cycle fairly quickly. This is one of the reasons it is a recommended treatment for conditions like endometriosis, as it suppresses symptoms without affecting fertility (unlike the pill, injection, etc).
So, personally, I wouldn’t rush.
Post # 12
a friend of mine removed hers after 6yrs. she had to wait about three weeks to get it replaced and ended up pregnant before she could get another one.