I have been on the Minera IUD for 5 years and am getting ready to have it replaced.
My husband and I are thinking of having another child in the near future and I am scared that the IUD will effect our chances of this.
I have 3 children from a previous relationship and want more then anything to give my husband a child of his own, but I am scared that it may not happen.
Having had, I don't know how many, women get pregnant (as near as we can tell counting backwards) the night they took the Mirena out, I wouldn't worry. It's true that it takes some women longer than others, but I don't think it has much to do with the very low dose of medicine in the Mirena, which leaves your system pretty quickly.
-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.