Can I Get Pregnant Even with an IUD?

Can I Get Pregnant Even with an IUD?

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An IUD is one of the most effective ways to prevent pregnancy. IUDs like Mirena, Depo-Provera and the birth control pill are all the most popular choices for contraception. An IUD is put in place by a doctor and will be effective for around five years, depending on the specific device. And the good news is that once you decide you want to become pregnant, all you need to do is have the IUD removed and fertility is restored fairly immediately. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

This differs from the hormonal 4x annual Depo shot, in which there are many reports of women experiencing infertility after Depo. However, because the IUD is only 99.9% effective, it is still possible to become pregnant with one in, though rather unlikely.

IUD removal

Even though it is rare, some women have found themselves pregnant with an IUD in place. However, it is best to have it removed before trying to become pregnant because it can cause serious risks to a pregnancy.

Pregnancy with IUD

If you find that you are pregnant and you have an IUD in place, you will need to see your doctor so that it can be removed. Unfortunately, many of the pregnancies that are conceived in this manner are tubal pregnancies which cannot be saved.

What to do when IUD falls out

It is also possible for the IUD to become dislodged and fall out, causing pregnancy to become possible. If you are looking to avoid pregnancy and notice that your IUD has fallen out, you should avoid intercourse or use alternate contraceptives until your doctor is able to put it back in place.

IUD removal for replacement

After a certain period of time, the device will need to be removed and replaced with a new device. You will need to follow your doctor’s instruction as to when the best time to have this procedure completed so that you will have the best chance of avoiding pregnancy.

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