ParaGard IUD BirthControl

Tamara - posted on 02/17/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Howdy All! I have a 6week old baby girl that I am breastfeeding, I was looking into birthcontrols and was leaning more toward an "IUD" there are two different kinds/types, "ParaGard" or the "Mirena". I am leaning more for the ParaGard It is good up to 10 years (you can take it out at anytime) BUT it has NO hormons..that way it doesnt effect the breast milk.

I was just wondering if any of you out there have experience with the IUDs? Do you preffer it, yes no?

Hope to hear from you =)

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Meridith - posted on 02/21/2010

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I had Mirena before I got pregnant with my son, who is now 5 weeks old. I loved it. I had no side effects, didn't have to remember to take a pill, and it stopped my periods. It also is immediately effective and can get pregnant again immediately after it is removed. I have heard of some women having it poke through the uterine wall in the first month or having it cause ovarian cysts. I have already discussed it with my doctor and I will be getting it again when I go back for my 6 week check up.

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Samantha - posted on 03/10/2012

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i had IUD paragard for two years and ever since i had it ive had sever pain in my stomach to the right side, every doctor turned me away and told me it has nothing to do with the IUD...finally after two years i found a doctor who would at least see if it was the problem. come to find out it was WAYY out of place and the minute they took it out the pain was gone!!! my daughter is two and a half now so guess its time for another one anway :)

Caitlin - posted on 07/02/2010

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Both IUD's have a chance of coming out or rupturing your uterus. Its easy to check the threads. I have Paraguard and I had heavy unpredictable periods before and now I have lighter and more predictable periods. I'm glad I didn't get Mirena because of the whole hormone thing, I dont want even the slightest chance of it affecting my daughter. Also my insurance covered Paraguard but not Mirena, so it would have cost me $500

Rhoda - posted on 06/30/2010

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I had paragard inserted in feb went back 2 months later in april for check up. the doctor took it out and inserted another one b/c it was coming out. Two months later in june the thing just came out completely by itself.

Aimiamia - posted on 02/22/2010

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My doctor order paraguard for me. I am waiting for it to come in. They said they want to insert it while on my period but if no perid they will insert it anyways. I got pregnant twice on two different pills so I figure forget the hormones because they stopped working for me. I have a 15 mon and a 7 week old now. I nurse my 7 week old too so I dont want anything passing to her. I hope ParaGuard works for me. I feel it is the best option at this point!

Tamara - posted on 02/21/2010

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Okay thats what im worried about, if I do end up getting prego I dont want any complications or for it to effect the baby..did you or your baby have any complications?

Leanna - posted on 02/21/2010

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I have had an IUD and I still got pregnant--in fact this is where my 7 week old daughter comes into play--I think it was Mirena and I was at least 2 months pregnant before the damn thing fell out, I picked it though for the simple reason that it has NO hormones and you can that it out when ever and it was 99.9% accurate, I was just that .1% I liked it for the year it did work. It was everything I was looking for...

Jenny - posted on 02/20/2010

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I don't know about the ParaGard IUD, but I had the Mirena put in 6 weeks after my first daughter was born. I nursed my baby until she was 16 months old and never had any trouble. Both my midwife and family doc said it was fine to breast feed with it. I got pregnant on the pill, so I wanted something that (I felt) was more reliable. It was uncomfortable to have put it (not painful though) and beyond that I couldn't even tell it was there. It was easy to have taken out and I got pregnant the next month (with my second baby). My second baby is now 6 weeks old and I'm definitely planning to get the same IUD again.

Camille - posted on 02/20/2010

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I have been contemplating the same thing. Right now, the DR gave me some low hormone BCPs until I make up my mind (I have a 6 w/o girl that I am breastfeeding too). Is the ParaGard the copper IUD? I had a friend mention that one to me, but she couldn't give me too much info b/c she didn't know.

Rebecca - posted on 02/20/2010

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I read that the hormones in the Mirena are detectable in breast milk. Although there are no know side effects, I don't think its been around long enough to know for sure. So personally I would rather go for the heavy bleeding and cramping with the Paragaurd then have unwanted hormones passed to my baby. Good luck!

Krystal - posted on 02/19/2010

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Ok i'm really glad that you posted this. I am 5 weeks pp and i had my pp appt on Wed and i was going to get the Mirena and my Doctor said that they don't use them anymore due to so many problems!! She said that when it 1st came out it was great but the last few years the plastic is being made different and many women are getting pregnant,having to have it surgically removed,and the list goes on!! The only side effect that she said she has most complaints w/ParaGard is heavy periods and bad cramps. I already have both so she said that i won't even be able to tell a difference then!! I hope this helped you and good luck w/what ever you decide

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