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Can the Mirena cause delayed infertility?

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2 years ago
My husband and I had our son in November 2009. I had the Mirena placed immediately after. Now, we have decided to try for our 2nd.. I had my Mirena removed January of this year.. and I am still not preggers. The Mirena was placed perfectly. I never had a complication. Has anyone else had this problem?

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2 years ago
All birth control delays pregnancy to some point. Some pregnancies take time to happen. It took three years for me to get knocked up with my daughter and a year to get knocked up with my son. Be patient.
2 years ago
I was on the pill for 5 years. Once my husband and I decided to have our first born it took 2 months.. But we wasnt REALLY "trying"... now that we are, it's just hard to be patient when we are for sure ready!! But thank you!
2 years ago
I wouldn't be so quick to blame the Mirena - lots of women never use birth control, and never get pregnant.  Granted, there's a period of time while you're waiting for the drugs to get out of your system (in the case of the pill or other medicated birth controls), but it doesn't last too long, usually. If you're still not pregnant after a year of trying, I urge you to talk to your doctor.  (Six months if you're over 30.)  He or she may refer you to a fertility specialist.  THIS IS NOT REASON TO PANIC.  Lots of people - even those who have successfully had children previously - need a little bit of help.  The first thing they'll do is an overall assessment of you AND your partner, which will help you decide where to go from there.  The initial assessments are often covered by most insurances, so you don't need to worry about breaking the bank immediately. Good luck!
2 years ago
Mirena will not affect fertility, in fact the moment the mirena is removed, your body is able to conceive. My mirena actually pierced my uterus and i had to have it removed in august 2010. My doctor told me that i probably wouldn't be able to have any more children and what do you know i am currently eight months pregnant with my second son.

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