What time is it? It's BABY TIME! ...we hope!
February 16, 2011 10:48 AM Subscribe
Has anyone here had experience with conception post-IUD? Is there anything I should know ahead of time, or start doing a few months in advance to smooth the transition? How long after removal will fertility return?
posted by kitarra to health & fitness (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm currently on Mirena IUD birth control. It has been one of the most wonderful things I've ever done for my mental health, my sex life, and my peace of mind! Highly recommended, gold star, this from someone who was a crazy bitch on oral hormonal birth control, etc.
But, it's time to finally say goodbye to it - my husband & I are going to start trying to baby me up at the end of the summer.
Mirena's product website states
that "[a] woman's chances of getting pregnant within 12 months of having Mirena removed are approximately 80%." Their website also states
that per 100 women, 85 pregnancies will occur in 1 year with no birth control. So...there's apparently enough of a residual impact after it's removed to knock fertility down 5% for at least that first year.
So what should I expect? Any anecdata on how long after removal fertility magically reappears? Help me manage my expecations!