Pregnancy after Copper IUD

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am in a similar boat and fertility is supposed to immediately return.  I would like to hear from people who conceived after paragard.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not to hijack the thread, but is Paragard painful initially? I’m ready to be done with hormones, but we aren’t exactly ready to have kiddos yet.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsPhilly:  I’ve been really considering it, because I’ve been on hormonal BC pills for about 7 years now. I’m just ready to let my body do it’s thing without all of the extra hormones. Plus, like you, I want to be able to have kids pretty soon after I decide to have it taken out. I’m just a little nervous about the pain aspect of it. :-

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsPhilly:  I’m going to be making an appt next week, so hopefully they will be able to hook me up!! I’ll just grit my teeth if it hurts, lol.

But, for your original post, from what I’m reading is that a large percent conceive within 3 months after having it removed. Seems like it should happen pretty soon since there’s no hormones involved with it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsPhilly:  I hope someone responds to put your mind at ease! I’m curious too, since I’m considering having one for a little while.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@roweboat:  I have a Paraguard. It hurt going in, but not more than smacking really hard into the counter or a really bad sharp period cramp. I had taken 4 ibuprofen though (highly recommended!) 

i am a huuuuuge fan of the Paraguard. It’s so freaking awesome not to have to ingest hormones and have to deal with birth control. If you have bad cramps already, I’d ask your obgyn about it – mine definitely got worse but it’s still not bad and totally worth it.

 @MrsPhilly:  I don’t have any personal experience with trying to get pregnant after, but my impression is that the Paraguard is purely a physical blockade. Once it’s out, there shouldn’t be any lingering effect. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@lolot:  My cramps have gotten so much better since I’ve been on the pill, I forget what they’re like when I’m not on it. But I still think it would be worth it to know I’m not putting all those crappy hormones in my body. I’m sure I’d take some kind of pain killer before going as well! I know it can’t feel good, lol.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I don’t know about the Paraguard but with the Mirena it’s possible to get pregnant right away, but most doctors don’t recommend it because the lining of your uterus is thinner and may cause a MC. So they say to wait until after you have a regular cycle. I don’t know if the hormones in the Mirena make the lining thinner, or if it’s thinner just because of the device itself. 

You should probably just mention it to your doctor the next time you’re in there.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I had paragard for about seven months after being on hormonal BC for about 8 years.  It expelled itself (which can happen, especially in women with no kids) about 3 weeks ago.  I’m pregnant already (BFP two days ago!).  I’m getting married in 4 weeks, and figured it would take a while to get pregnant, especially after reading many storied online that said it normally took women 3-4 months after removal.  Apparently not!

While I had the paragard, I loved it.  I totally plan on getting one again.  It hurt like a b*tch going in, and my period lasted maybe a day longer, but it was wonderful to have a non-hormonal method that was so reliable. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ve had the Paraguard for 3+ years now & am also curious to hear what others have to say. Not quite ready for baby’s yet but we’ve talked about TTC within the next 5 years. Just like everyone else mentioned I was fed up with putting hormones in my body (for a grand total of nearly 8 years before the IUD). That, and my FI’s sister had years worth of difficulties TTC & she was convinced it was from 15+ years of hormonal BC. 

I agree, it was a painful insertion (they had to do it twice as my uterous is tilted & they missed the first time), but they had a pain specialist there doing pressure points & rubbing my temples & stuff so it wasn’t the world’s worst pain & highly worth it, imo, to not have to even think about it for the next 12 years!

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