(Closed) Just scheduled my IUD removal!!

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Best of luck on your journey! I hope it’s a short and easy road for you. The only advice I can offer is to try to relax as best as you can because it is a rollercoaster of emotions. FX for you 🙂 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Im sooo with you! I am taking my last pill tonight so we are starting the TTC process too. Im terrified i’ve been on the pill for close to 10 years don’t even know what a normal cycle looks like and like you i was on one of those 3 month pill packs so only 4 periods a year, should be interesting. My hubby gets upset when i mention random facts from my ttc/baby research as im getting too excited about it, he doesn’t want me to be disappointed if it takes a while to conceive…Good luck to you!! 

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2015

So exciting!! I’ll be starting my last month of pills in a few days(don’t want my period for honeymoon) then we’ll be starting ttc in mid January! 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Congratulations to you! Time to get your groove on as much as possible! Yay! I love when couples are “trying”! It makes me all giddy inside! Good luck in the wonderful journey of trying and then having a glorious little angel to lighten your days!!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

PixieperfectMrsH:  Did you have a copper IUD or mirena?  I had mirena and it took a while for my period to regulate (even though an iud is technically effective and inneffective immediately) just a heads up.  I think the best advice I can give is… dont get sooo caught up in the ttc process!  I went all in, and it got to me!  It’s easy to get obsessed, read way too much into things like this website… just do what feels right, and be open to the possibilitiy that things won’t happen exactly as you ‘plan’ for.  Your body is an amazing vessel and will work its magic at the right time.  Don’t be afraid to get help from your doc either.  Good luck, and have fun with it!!! (lol it’s supposed to be fun!)

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

 

PixieperfectMrsH:  good luck to you on your January timeline! feels good to not have to take those little pills anymore, though now we go onto the big pills prenatals at least those are not harmful! 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Congrats on making the leap!

I don’t want to be Debbie Downer, but I do want to share my experience.  I had my Mirena removed and we began TTC immediately.  We got pregnant on the first cycle by tracking ovulation with OPK’s.  I had not even had my first period post removal.  Unfortunately, that pregnancy ended in a miscarriage.  I have since learned that miscarriages are very common immediatly after removal of an IUD because the lining of the uterus is still so thinned out.  I have learned from my own reading and my doctor that is advisable to wait one full cylce post-removal before TTC in order to thicken the lining of the uterus and allow for a better chance at a viable pregnancy.  A lot of women go on to have perfectly healthy pregnancies immediately after removal, but some of us don’t. Anyway, just wanted to share that perspective since I really wish someone would have told me that information before we tried the first cycle and had to deal with a loss.  Wishing you lots of happy baby dust!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

PixieperfectMrsH:  If I might share my experience, my doctor told me differently than PP. She said there is nothing to worry about with starting TTC right after the removal. I had my Mirena for 3+ years with no periods, got it removed, ovulated 2 weeks later and got pregnant right away. I feared too about my uterus lining being too thin but she assured me it would be fine. I’ve been told also that the removal makes the cervix a little more open and it makes it easier to get pregnant right after the removal…I am now 21 weeks pregnant 🙂

I’d say ask your doctor about this when you have your removal, you’ll know their advise/experience with the situation.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

PixieperfectMrsH:  I just had my IUD removed last week! Yay! My doctor said I could start trying right away and there was no reason to wait! She said she had a patient that got pregnant basically as soon as it was removed and had no issues! 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

PixieperfectMrsH:  I had my IUD removed today. I had the Paraguard copper IUD, so there will be no issues with my cycle returning to normal and we plan to start trying to get pregnant right away. Thanks for the warning @pepper123, it helps to know that about how the liner of the uterus may be thinner immediately after the IUD has been removed. I had my IUD in for over 10 years, so I wonder if that will be something for me to worry about. I already had my appointment and didn’t know to ask my DR.

Post # 14
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Worker bee

I’m really curious about IUD’S. I have been on the pill over 10 years and it is a lo one. I feel like crap on it with mood swings, bloating etc. Can anyone tell me about getting an IUD (is it painful-does it cause weight gain or spotting? I would like to have a period every month or else I will freak out that i’m pregnant. I never want to have children and want a long term option with less risks like blood clots. I am tokophobic so having a period is essential because of my fear of parasites in my body. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Outdoor

leapdayrenee:  I hate to say it because LARC’s are awesome, but I don’t think any of them will work for you because there is no way to control your period. Everyone has a slightly different reaction- some women keep getting regular periods, some get lighter, heavier, less regular, or nonexistant. Theres no way to know what your body’s reaction would be. If you can figure out how to trust the data without a period to reassure you, then a LARC method (iud, implant) would probably be great for you, as over time they have an exponentially smaller risk of accidentaly pregnancy due to eliminating user error. If you are set on having a period then the pill, patch, or ring are the options that let you control that. There’s a great chart that compares a bunch of different methods over time http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/09/14/sunday-review/unplanned-pregnancies.html?_r=0

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