How far before TTC should I get my Mirena IUD removed?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How far before TTC should I get my Mirena IUD removed?
    Under 8 weeks is enough time : (9 votes)
    50 %
    3 or 4 months : (5 votes)
    28 %
    Six months : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Take it out now. : (3 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 2
    9604 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I would do a season/3 months before, provided that a woops baby during that time wouldn’t be devastating or anything. It takes time to regulate, get a good flow/lining going. Some people try right away though. 

    Post # 3
    7613 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    teacher-bee-in-the-sea :  take it when you’re ready to,be pregnant or use another alternative. I have friends (yes plural) who got pregnant after stopping the pill or pulling their iud before they even got a have no idea how fertile you are until you try!

    Post # 4
    1457 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I stopped my BC in September and I really wish I’d taken it out earlier. It took 5 months to get a cycle and it wasn’t that bad using condoms in the interim. You can get pregnant right after going of BC, but on the chance that you’ll need some time to regulate, I’d go off as soon as you’re willing to. You just never know.

    Post # 5
    4060 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Mirena is different than BCP, as it’s localized hormones. That means that once it’s out your body (theoretically) does not need to regulate. I went right back into my normal cycle, ovulating on the same day and everything. 

    My gyno said don’t take it out until you’re ready to get pregnant tomorrow. 

    Post # 6
    3189 posts
    Sugar bee

    We started TTC the day it was taken out. 

    Post # 7
    9608 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    you can get pregnant the moment it’s out, so if you have no interest in condoms, don’t take it out until you’re ready to TTC.

    That said, having hung out in the TTC forums, I definitely see some wonky cycles post-mirena removal.  They’re not half as bad as post-BCP but they can be frustrating, nonetheless.  If you think you’ll be driven crazy by having slightly less predictable cycles, it may be worth switching to condoms for a few months to let your body get those strange cycles out of its system.  If your plan is just to have unprotected sex a few times a week and let nature take its course, there’s no need.

    Just depends on you though, and how you feel about these things.

    Post # 8
    6433 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Many friends I’ve known who have used BCP and got pregnant within a couple of months after getting off.  Two or three friends who used the IUD it took longer for them to get pregnant.  But that’s not scientific at all.  It’s just a guesstimate on why they took longer to get pregnant.  Both IUD’s (copper and hormonal) I think in some ways probably irritate the uterus.

    Post # 9
    1665 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I had a copper iud in for 4 years. My doc gave the go ahead to TTC right after it was removed. I had it taken out on the first day of my period and 3 weeks later I got my BFP.

    I’m now 19 weeks pregnant with a very healthy and very active baby.

    I was on prenatals for 3 months prior though and tried a diet that claimed it was good for fertility and restoring your uterine lining etc… I’m not sure if that was what worked but it didn’t hurt at all to try 🙂 

    Post # 10
    2089 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    pinkcorsage :  Yes, surprisingly there is some research showing that women with IUDs took about a month longer on average to conceive than women with hormonal birth control – for both the copper and hormonal IUD. When I had my Paraguard out, the doctor said not to count the first cycle in a total tally of cycles trying, since there could be some temporary inflammation of the uterus that inhibits conception. But that isn’t a hard and fast rule, and you can definitely get pregnant right away.  (Spoiler alert…I got pregnant the first cycle.)

    Post # 11
    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I had my IUD out at the end of August and was pregnant with Dear Daughter at the end of September

    Post # 13
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    My cycle needed some time to regulate. It was longer and gradually shortened. Nevertheless I was def ovulating each month. I guess it depends on how quickly you hope to get pregnant when you really start trying. I took mine out 4 weeks after my wedding and wish I took it out sooner to give myself time to learn my cycle (had it in for almost 5 years). I say 3-4 months is a good time. If you get a BFP in this time, fantastic. If not, you’ll know a decent amount about your cycle to go full force ahead with acitve TTC. Best of luck to you!

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