(Closed) Can you get pregnant when changing from iud to the pill

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@bamagirl08:  You shouldn’t be at any risk of birth defects.

Is your IUD copper or hormonal?

If it’s copper, you should assume that you can get pregnant the first cycle on the pill since women are usually advised to double up the first month.

If it was hormonal, you may have residual hormones in there, but I still think you’d be taking an unnecessary risk to not double up that first month.

These are great questions for your gynocologist.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Best bet is to ask your OB/GYN when you have your IUD removed.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mrsSonthebeach:  This. A normal IUD just prevents implantation, it doesn’t change your body at all. So you should be able to get pregnant right away. Even with a hormonal one, I wouldn’t risk it.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My doctor recommends doubing up (using a second method of protection like condoms) whenever switching birth conrol.  Most hormonal birth controls have to build up in your system, so when you are first starting them there is a slightly greater risk of pregnancy- not a huge one but its there.  If you are sure about waiting on kids, go with extra protection.  If an accident would be a happy occasion you could live with, you could take your chances with it. 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@bamagirl08:  You can use a combination of the pill, rhythm, and pull out and hope for the best. You could get fitted for a diaphram. You could use sheepskin condoms. Or, you could abstaine for the first month.

ETA: Why aren’t you just keeping the IUD in until you are ready to actually TTC?

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@bamagirl08:  That makes sense. It jsut sounded from the original post like you were having it removed in preparation for TTC.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You could get a diaphragm, or use spermicidal foam/films or something like the sponge if condoms aren’t possible. Or, you could just wait a month to have sex – that’s the safest method if you want to be really foolproof!

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