Post # 1
Just wondering what people’s experiences have been. Before my IUD, I was bleeding heavily on/off for 2 years. I worry the issue will come back or I’ll have trouble TTC. I’m going to make an appointment with my GYN but I don’t have too much hope for that besides getting the IUD out. They never were able to figure out why I was bleeding so much and they have no insight into whether or not I’ll have difficulty TTC.
I know you can theoretically get pregnant right after the Mirena is out, but some stories/advice would be helpful. My periods were never regular either, so yet another thing to worry about. I’m 30, will be 31 in May 2016. We’ve talked at length and because of the possibility I may have trouble getting pregnant, and the fact that we are ready for a baby if it comes sooner than we think, we’re going to try early next year.
Post # 2
Have never used this device, and have no idea why you would be bleeding so much. I can say this about trying to conceive. Most insurance will pay for a fertility consultation/treatment after you have been trying unsuccessfully to conceive for six months. So once the IUD has been out for six months, go to a fertility clinic (trust me, not just an OB/GYN but a clinic that specializes in fertility). Do this even if you are fine with not being pregnant that soon. They can run some tests that can detect problems. Good luck!
Post # 3
I got my mirena out in February, but was still breastfeeding which throws off hormones. I didn’t get my period back until July (still breastfeeding) and I took an ovulation test. We started trying immediately and I actually got pregnant that cycle. I’m now 16 weeks with our second little. 🙂 It varies for everyone though!
I agree with PP, if you find that you’re having issues TTC, go to see a specialist. Keep in mind most couples take an average of a year to actually get pregnant. Of course, those are just medical stats. You guys need to do what you feel is best. If you want to see a specialist immediately, do it!
Good luck! Sending sticky baby thoughts your way. <3