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Best time to have the Mirena coil removed?

(21 Posts)
NotSoYummyMummy23 Wed 20-May-15 09:24:49

My DP and I are wanting to start trying for a baby in September.

I have the Mirena coil and I'm trying to figure out when would be the best time to have it taken out?

I have heard lots of stories of women who have 'fell' almost straight away, but I want to give my womb a chance to get back to normal again before moving a baby in there!!!

At first I was thinking of the end of August, but now I'm thinking more the beginning. I want to have one period so I can work out my cycle, and then hopefully try after the next one.

Can anyone help me work out when would be the best time? I haven't had to do it this way before as DS was a lovely little accident smile

Thank you so much in advance for your replies smile

purplebiro Wed 20-May-15 09:43:29

I had mine out in April last year and was pregnant by October (currently 37 weeks!) but my periods never regulated - I think I had one 10 week cycle and one six week cycle and then a light bleed three weeks later that it turned out was my last period but I thought was implantation bleeding for the baby (so when we found out I was pregnant I was actually 4 weeks less pregnant than I thought - but the end result was still good!!). I was pretty irregular before I got the coil though and had it back-to-back with only short breaks for about 15 years so who knows whether I have ever had or ever will have regular periods. I guess what I'm saying is...it's pretty hard to predict how your body is going to react to not having the coil or how quickly you'll conceive even without that...sorry if hat's not very helpful!!

NotSoYummyMummy23 Wed 20-May-15 09:55:32

Thank you for replying. All replies are helpful as it will give me a clearer view as to what to do and what to expect. I've always been pretty regular so I'm hoping it continues. Only time will tell I suppose!!

applecore0317 Wed 20-May-15 10:05:12

I didn't have the coil, but the mini pill I was on released the same hormones as the mirena. I came off it in June, and my cycles got back to normal straight away. For some it can take longer for their cycles to establish a pattern.

I came off mine because it didn't agree with me, fell pregnant in September due to a happy accident grin

ThreeFrazzledFandangos Wed 20-May-15 10:08:25

It took me 6 months to ovulate again after the mini pill. I'd have it taken out now and use findings for a while.

ThreeFrazzledFandangos Wed 20-May-15 10:08:48

That's condoms not findings

Augustwedding Wed 20-May-15 10:10:39

I had mine out 19th September, had one period then got pregnant. Didn't expect it so quickly but we just counted our blessings we had no issues this time.

NotSoYummyMummy23 Wed 20-May-15 10:20:30

Hmm ok I think I will have it taken out sooner feather than later, and just use condoms until we're ready.
Thank you for all your help smile

Skiptonlass Wed 20-May-15 12:28:53

Took me five-six months, but we weren't trying very hard. You can get pregnant immediately after getting it out though, and I know several people who have!

You don't need to wait for your cycles to get back to normal - mine did take about 2 months to even out, but advice now is that as soon as its out, you have the potential for pregnancy. Good luck ! smile

NotSoYummyMummy23 Wed 20-May-15 15:34:29

Yeah I have heard that myself, but then I've heard that a lot of women have miscarried because they haven't left their wombs to thicken back up again. That may not be the whole reason, but I couldn't bear the thought of that happening just because I couldn't wait. I want to give my body the best chance to be able to carry the pregnancy.

AuntieDee Wed 20-May-15 15:55:28

I too had mine out, had one period, then fell pregnant. I had been using the mirena for 17 years

NotSoYummyMummy23 Wed 20-May-15 15:57:32

Wow that's amazing AuntieDee!!! So does your cycle some back straight away? In thinking I'm going to bleed for a while once the could out then I not going to be sure what's my period or what isn't...?

NotSoYummyMummy23 Wed 20-May-15 16:04:17

I apologise for the typos, I'm on my phone!!

DefinitelyNotElsa Wed 20-May-15 16:47:42

I had mine out in mid-September a few started TTC in late November. I had been told by everyone that my cycle would snap straight back to normal - however it took a while. My first cycle post-mirena was something like 55 days!

I would suggest you get it removed sooner rather than later, just in case it takes a while for everything to go back to normal.

wotsits1 Wed 20-May-15 16:48:06

I had mine out in Jan. We didn't try for one month just because I hadn't had a period for 5 years and wanted to be able to know date (plus I'd heard the thing about the lining of your womb needing to thicken).

I got pregnant on my 3rd cycle of no mirena. My period came back really well and were bang on 28 days right away. I had a couple of days light bleeding after removal but then I got my first AF 28 days after removal.

Good luck!

DefinitelyNotElsa Wed 20-May-15 16:48:24

I mean and, not 'a few'. Sorry!

waitingforwombat Wed 20-May-15 18:44:24

I had mine out (well actually I took it out myself!) and about 4 weeks later thought - "that's weird, I wonder what's happened to my period". I was pregnant. 4 weeks pregnant.

Skiptonlass Wed 20-May-15 18:58:40

There's no research as far as I can see that supports the idea that your womb has to 're thicken.' All the research I read (peer reviewed papers, not internet opinion!) shows there is no difference between conception rates in women who have just had a mirena removed, regardless of length of use.

Anecdotally, I had my period start after about a week. It took two cycles to get the cycle length stable. My periods were pretty normal and conception was well within normal limits for my age.

If you go online, of course, you'll see all manner of stories, and one I saw a lot was basically 'I had my first one no problem then it took ages to conceive the second after the coil...' This is due to the fact that it gets harder to conceive as you get older. That and the fact that those with poor outcomes post more. It's a hugely biased sample ;)

Bottom line? It's possible you can get knocked up right after removal. It's likely you will get knocked up within the average time range for your age smile

Runningupthathill82 Wed 20-May-15 21:25:01

Make the appointment now! When I went to get mine out they couldn't find it. Took weeks, and referrals, and trips to hospital, to finally get the bastard out.

Then took a while for cycle to get back to normal. Got the bfp on third month of trying - almost six months after deciding to have the Mirena out and ttc.

Thought it would happen straight away, as got pregnant with DS on first month of trying, but alas no. The mirena can be a tricky customer.

pickleandflux Wed 20-May-15 21:32:44

I would have it removed and use condoms until you want to ttc. I waited for 1 cycle, periods came back like clockwork straight away. I got pregnant 1st month ttc but sadly had a mc. From what I have read there is no evidence that mirena increased that risk though, probably just bad luck. Am now anxiously pregnant again (again 1st try) so mirena has not affected my fertility! Good luck x

NotSoYummyMummy23 Wed 20-May-15 22:05:46

Wow, thank you so much everyone for your replies. I think I'm a bit nervous to get it out now, and DP would probably stay well away from me!! We get married in September so I really don't want to run the risk of getting caught before them.
I think I'm going book the appointment for middle-end July.

I have had it checked a few times to see if the coil is still in place as I've suffered with real bad pains since having it in. Been confirmed every time it's where it should be!

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