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Getting Pregnant After Mirena

on Jan 26, 2013

by Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

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Getting Pregnant After Mirena

Mirena is a good birth control method if you aren’t interested in getting pregnant for a few years, but how easy is it getting pregnant after Mirena?

Mirena is a brand name for a form of hormonal intrauterine contraception device (IUD). It is an IUD with progesterone (as opposed to copper), and results in reduced or absent menstruation. It can be used to treat women who suffer from very heavy periods (menorrhagia). For some women, not having a period is a real boon, whist others report feeling less natural and ‘woman-like.’ Either way, this should not prevent you from getting pregnant after the Mirena device has been removed. Mirena is a good birth control method if you aren’t interested in getting pregnant for a few years, and do not want the hassle of taking a pill every day. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Reports on women after having Mirena removed

Many women have reported getting pregnant immediately after have the Mirena removed, and in general the recovery rate for fertility levels seem higher than with injectable contraceptives such as Depo-Provera. Some women report increased miscarriages after having Mirena removed despite having no problems conceiving and giving birth prior to using Mirena. Although many women have no trouble, you must be aware that it could cause complications.

Waiting for period to return to a normal schedule

Many women have reported to waiting six months to a year before their periods returned to a normal schedule, while others have gone upwards of one to two years before regaining fertility. If you are desperate to conceive or have waited over 18 months, it is advisable that you and your partner consult with a fertility doctor. There could be other reasons for your lack of conception.

Symptoms that mirror pregnancy after Mirena

If you have recently had a Mirena removed, do not be surprised to suffer from a vast array of symptoms that mirror pregnancy and/or are discomforting. These include pain, bloating, nausea, sore breasts, mood swings, periods which are not regular, and spotting. This is often just your body readjusting to your new hormone balance.

You can get pregnant whilst using Mirena

It is possible to conceive whilst using this device. In cases where this occurs it is advised that the device is removed. This tends to abort the baby. Most pregnancies that occur are ectopic – this means that the embryo grows in the wrong place (usually the fallopian tube). This can rupture and cause infertility issues. If you want to get pregnant after Mirena, know this is a risk.

Fertility issues and Mirena

If you are thinking about using Mirena then you will need to consider the possible side effects. This form of contraception has been known to cause pelvic floor inflammatory disease (PID) usually through the insertion process and tends to occur within the first twenty days, but has been known to happen later. This can cause damage to the fallopian tubes, which can later lead to ectopic pregnancy, infertility, and at the far end of the spectrum, complete infertility and death. Less than 10% of women have adverse effects; when they do occur the symptoms involve vaginal and uterine bleeding, missed periods, irregular bleeding and spotting not due to periods, pain and ovarian cysts. Around 1% of all users will get ovarian cysts while using Mirena.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.

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  • Vitula

    I have a step daughter that what someone to play with so we being work on it and I’m still not pregnant.

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  • Vitula

    I have a step daughter that what someone to play with so we being work on it and I’m still not pregnant.

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  • Monica Scott, RN

    There is a good chance for you to get pregnant as soon as you don’t experience underlying infertility issues. You should try to take fertility supplements such as Clomid and Fertibella ConceiveEasy that can help boost your body’s fertility, regulate your menstrual cycles and induce your ovulation. It is also important that you try to track your cycles, keep away from stress and take folic acid supplements to increase your chances of conceiving.

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  • Kayla

    I had my mirena removed 5/24/13, It’s been out for 9 weeks, started my period 7/5/13, it ended 7/7/13,I’ve been using opks and I was high fertility for 10 days on the 11th day I got a peak reading, we have had sex everyday since 7/7/13. My breast have been sore for 3-4 days now. Is it possible iam pregnant? Or are my hormones still messed up from the iud?

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  • KC

    I had my mirena put in 3/08 and had it removed 8/12. I have for the most part had regular periods and track them on a calendar. Sometimes they differ by a couple of days but that’s all. I’ve been to the Dr, done the blood tests, ovulation tests, lab work and so has my hubby and “everything is fine” but still no baby. 8/13 will mark a year that we’ve been “trying” which I am trying not to focus on since everyone says when you try it doesn’t happen. But its hard, I’m very discouraged, sad, angry and feel hopeless. I have a 5 year old but my husband and I want one of our own as he has none. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    KC

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  • swiggy

    I feel the same way. I have a child and my husband has 2 with a womhe regrets marrying. We desperately want a child of our own and have been trying for 6 months and nothing yet. I don’t see my doctor for 2 months but I’m very upset and trying not to stress over it.

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  • Alexandra

    I had my Mirena put in Oct 2007. Removed it Dec 2012 bc my husband & I wanted to conceive. We’ve been TTC since then & no luck. I’ve been taking the conceiveeasy vitamins for a month now… going they help.

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  • Ariana

    I’ve had mirena for almost 3 years my husband and are trying for a baby and have been trying for 3 months I’ve been also working out and taking prenatal vitamins like the dr.told me to…some people have told us that it may have to deal with our blood types and something about a shot…please give me tips

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  • Hoping

    I had my mirena taken out on on Aug 23 after having it in for 5 1/2 years! I have a 10 year old 8 year old and 6 year old! We are ttc! I had bright red bleeding on Aug 24 then again on Sept 4th-Sept 5th! I ovulated on Sept 19th period on Oct 5th ovulated on 17th day of cycle! Not sure when to expect period! We di have sex on fertile days! Did take pregnancy test today and was negative this am! But wondering if too early?

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  • Christin Mommy of 3

    Ive had mirena for 3 years with lots of issues with it. I had my mirena removed on August 14th. Started bleeding that night, it was very light and lasted 3 days. I then got my period again September 4th. It seemed like a normal period like before mirena. I got a faint positive and negatives on the second of October a few days after. I went to the doctor on the 10th and had a negative test. On the 11th I started bleeding heavily and clumping. The nurse said over the phone that it was a possible miscarriage or my body finally realized that mirena was no longer in there. I just took a test on November 6th and have two pink lines. Period not due till the 8th. :) very excited! Planning to tell my husband next Wednesday on his birthday.
    We are hoping for a girl, since we have 3 boys already ages 7,5,&3.

    Good luck ladies and God bless!

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  • shauna37

    I had my mirena taken out in july of this year…I kept it in for the full 5 yrs with the only side effect of blosting and weight gain…but mow that ive had it out for almost 6 months I still have not been able to conceive….im wondering if I should be worried????

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  • tracy Voegtlin

    My daughter got the mirena after her first child was born in 2011. She had it removed after having it for about 5 months and has been trying every since to get pregnant with no success. She is worried that she wont be able to get pregnant again. Since the mirena has been removed she has have majorly heavy flows and the outside of her vagina swells up and is very painful
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  • tracy Voegtlin

    Does the Mirena cause infertility and these side effects ?

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  • tiffany1211

    i had my mirena removed oct 20th my husband and i been ttc our thrid child but now luck

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  • Taliyah

    I got the Mirena IUD in November 2013 and removed in February 2014. My husband and I are TTC, how long does it normally take? I’m wondering if I didn’t have it long enough to get the super fast results people talk about!

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  • Jessica Gray

    Mirena is not supposed to make you get pregnant faster. These ladies are concerned that they CANNOT get pregnant after having the Mirena removed.

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  • Hillary Freiberg

    My husband and i have wanted an other child, so after 5 year with the mirena, i had it removed last june, almost a year ago and though we havent been having a sex rampage to get pregnant, we r still actively trying without success. Thought pregnant in november of 2113 period two weeks late, then severe pain and very heavy flow. Miscarriage? Not sure. Then it happened again january/ february. Concerned about lack of ferfility. Any thoughts? Suggestions?

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  • Guest

    It took me six months to conceive our third child after having my Mirena removed. I loved the Mirena for the three years that I had it (no periods after about two months of continuous spotting initially, no weight gain, no acne problems) and plan to get another one after this child is born. After removal, I charted my cycles and noted that my cycles varied in length from month to month, and I had a very short luteal phase after the Mirena. I bought some over the counter progesterone cream from Amazon, which led my cycle to go from a 7 day luteal phase to a 14 day luteal phase on the very first cycle that I used it. On the second cycle using the progesterone cream, I became pregnant and continued using the cream to maintain the pregnancy through the first 8 weeks, when my midwife told me that I could stop using it. I got my BFP at 10 DPO and am currently 27 weeks along. Fortunately, I have not experienced any miscarriages, either before or after the Mirena. I know that not everyone has had a positive experience with the Mirena, but I wanted to let others know that there are many people for whom this form of birth control has been wonderful!

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  • Emily

    I had an Mirena put in on 7/13 and had it removed 5/14 after my body rejected it. After discussing with my fiance, we’re ready to get pregnant but after 3 cycles of completely unprotected sex, we still aren’t pregnant. I’m only 19 years old and he’s 25. Its really taking a toll on me that at 19 I can’t seem to get pregnant. Is it possible that the mirena could still be effecting me to this extent? I’m looking for any advice possible.

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  • Chelsea Lea Ward

    I have had my mirena out since march and still no luck whats the easiest way to get pregnant after the mirena is removed?

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  • Brittanyvarga0612

    I had my mirena in for a little over a ur and half. I got it removed in February and we’ve been trying to conceive since and its mot working. We already have one child and im terrified it made me infertile and . o wont be able to anymore children.

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  • DesperateMom

    I am 24yrs old & I had my mirena for over a year & a half & I had it removed August 25th. We have been trying to get pregnant with our 3rd child since then & it hasn’t happened. I’ve had pregnancy like symptoms such as nausea, breast tenderness, headaches, etc. but I’m currently on my period & I had my last one on September 5th. I had a miscarriage at 12wks in 2012 before I got put on mirena but idk if that has anything to do with why I’m not getting pregnant right away. Is it possible the mirena has effected my fertility? Should I give it more time & how much? Need advice.

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  • krystal

    Hi my name krystal and i am trying for my third child having a hard time is there anything to do to speee the process

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  • akoayinaantok30

    I had my Mirena take out on Sept 30th. We had unprotected sex on the 4th, 7th, 10th, and 12th. I ‘felt” like I got pregnant on the 4th. The same feeling I had when I got pregnant with my 2nd child. I’ve had a lot of the pregnancy symptoms- sore breasts, major bloating, gas, zero period, headaches, nipples are getting darker and increased urination. The problem is I don’t know when to test because I haven’t had a period in 7 years. (I was pregnant with my 2nd child and then I had a full 5 year mirena, and then replaced it with another for a year and some change ) . I have no way to track anything. When should I test?

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  • akoayinaantok30

    Bodies are so confusing! Congrats on the new baby!

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  • akoayinaantok30

    As far as the blood types and shots go, don’t worry about that. I have to get a shot when I am pregnant due to my blood type. I am a negative and because my husband was b+ it meant that there could be a problem if we didn’t do the shot. No worries! It’s normal to hear about.

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  • Sbriggs14

    I would wait until the end of the month. I’d test on the 30th when you had your mirena taken out. That way your body has had time to process the hormone changes, if a period is not present it will help you find out. Good Luck! :)

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  • Sbriggs14

    I had my mirena taken out on September 28th. I had my first period almost immediately. It was a heavy period from October 1st until October 5th. I started tracking my fertility with an ovulation test each day after the conclusion of my period. I started getting “high fertility” readings on October 10th and it has continued for the last 6 days without notifying me of ovulation. Is it possible i’m having a problem ovulating? Or should I continue to track and TTC through the end of the month incase my ovulation is delayed. Help! :)

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  • akoayinaantok30

    Its making ne crazy that i haven’t had a period yet! Thanks! Will keep you posted :)

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