How Long to Get Pregnant After IUD Removal?

How Long to Get Pregnant After IUD Removal?

What is an IUD?

An IUD, or Intrauterine Device, is a contraceptive method that is placed into the uterus by a doctor. It is a great birth control choice for women who do not want to worry about birth control, as it is effective for up to five years. When used correctly, an IUD is up to 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy. The most popular options include the Paragard IUD and Mirena IUD.  Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

However, sometimes, a woman decides that she wants to get pregnant before that five year period is up, and that is when she will have to make the decision to get her IUD removed by a doctor. So, when can she get pregnant after IUD removal? Read on to find out if pregnancy after Mirena or Paragard is as easy as they claim.

After IUD Removal

After an IUD is removed, there is no waiting period to try to get pregnant. A woman may resume having sex and trying to conceive as soon as the IUD is removed. The time that it takes for a woman to get pregnant after an IUD is removed varies from woman to woman.

The average amount of time is four to six months, however, it can take up to a year. In fact, one year after having an IUD removed, approximately 80 to 90 percent of couples who have tried to conceive have gotten pregnant. That is reassuring news for couples who want to have a baby.

Why is pregnancy different for everyone after IUD removal?

Every woman’s body bounces back differently after IUD removal. Some women begin on their regular normal cycle again right away after having their IUD removed. However, this is not true for all women. Some women’s bodies may take a while to get back to normal.

You can take measures to see when your body is ovulating again, such as taking your basal body temperature every day, using an over the counter ovulation prediction kit, or you can monitor your cervical mucus to see when you are ovulating. There are several different ways to track your ovulation and make sure that you are ovulating normally.

When to see a doctor

After having your IUD removed, it is a good idea to try for several months to get pregnant before seeking medical advice. Remember, almost everyone who tries to get pregnant after having an IUD removed winds up pregnant within a year.

Try to get your body in the best shape possible, eat a healthy diet, take your prenatal vitamins, and steer clear of any bad lifestyle choices that could make it harder for you to get pregnant, like drinking or smoking. This will give you a better chance of getting pregnant.

If you have had your IUD removed for a year, and haven’t gotten pregnant after consistently trying for one year, it is a good idea to see a doctor so your doctor can take a closer look and see if there might be another underlying reason why you aren’t getting pregnant.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).