Mirena?

Joanna - posted on 01/02/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I had my 6 week post partum visit at my OB and we spoke of different birth control methods. She suggested Mirena and said it's really great and after about 6 months your body should be used to it and your periods would lighten up and talked about all these wonderful things about it but I'm just not sure.
I've always had heavy periods and I don't want this stupid thing in my uterus if i'm going to bleed for 6 months straight. :(
does anyone have any infomation or personal stories about Mirena?
What Birth control method would be better?
(I am breast feeding)

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Anna - posted on 01/10/2011

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I have the ParaGard (I just had our son in November) and I'm just getting my period, its been heavy for 4 days now. I'm also having bad pain with mine but I have also only had it in for about a month so far. So it could all change and get better..... but I'm also breast feeding

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Kayla - posted on 02/22/2011

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I had the mirena after my first son i had it for about 6/7 months got it removed because i had to get cysts removed. But i had no problems with it all it was great i got it the last day of my first period after baby, i got one more period 4 weeks later and tehn never bleed again, it was WONDERFUL haha. In 2 weeks on March 8th(my oldest 2nd birthday) im getting the Paraguard IUD. Its a copper 10 year IUD and has no hormones. Because i get cysts the hormones from teh mirena made them worst, and the fact i dont want any more kids anytime soon is why i chose to get the 10 year IUD.

It you dont have any problems with the extra hormones then the Mirena should work for you, if not then get the paraguard

Katty - posted on 02/16/2011

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I actually had the mirena in for about a little over 1 month,its been better than actually taking birth control.you should try it,if you don't like it the doctors will take it right back out.

Alicia - posted on 02/06/2011

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I had Mirena inserted at my 6 week check up. The insertion was painful for me. I've had it for almost 2 mnths and I've been bleeding since than. Which means I've been using a tampon for this long ugh!! I'm gonna have it removed.

Karie - posted on 02/05/2011

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I did get Mirena and have not had any problems. I haven't had any bleeding but then I don't usually when breastfeeding. One thing the midwives told me is they have found if placed before 8 weeks post they usually fall out.
Placement was uncomfortable but not painful and I love not having to worry about a pill every day.

Melanie - posted on 02/05/2011

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my cousin had one inserted after her last baby and a few weeks later it fell out. so she went back in had it reinsterted.
She was told that the mirena's last for 5 years and that she wouldnt have a period in that time.
At my 6 week check up my dr and I spoke bout the different birth controls and we agreed that the pill would be best for me. He put me onto the Levin.

Karie - posted on 01/25/2011

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Thanks for posting this one, I am thinking of using it also since it is ok to use when breastfeeding. My midwife said she is currently using it herself. She loves it. I am going to give it a try. Appointment is Thursday.

Meghan - posted on 01/25/2011

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I used Mirena after my 2nd child and loved it! After a month or so my periods stopped completley. I had it in for 4 years and then decided to try for a third. I conceived within the first month of removing it and I plan to have another one put in at my next visit to the dr. I had no side effects at all other than my period stopping.

Jennifer - posted on 01/16/2011

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I personally didn't like it. It made me spot/bleed for 4mths before I had them take it out. My husband and I just used condoms and kinda did the family planning method where we would do it around my ovulation without condoms. I also have a friend that when it was close to her 5yr mark got pregnant and didn't know it! but now that we have had our 3rd girl my husband is getting a vasectomy!

Chelsa M - posted on 01/14/2011

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I'm in the same boat as you, and I was debating between Mirena and Seasonique, but I'm not breastfeeding. I was on Desogen when I got pregnant, so maybe Seasonique may not be the way to go for me. I've heard nothing but good things about Mirena, so I may go with that.

Stephanie - posted on 01/13/2011

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My cousin got pregnant on it, and I was on depo when I got pregnant both times but this time around I was going to do the IUD but ended up with the implanon implant that last 3 years.

Kristie - posted on 01/10/2011

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I used mirena after I had my daughter who is now three and have my appointment to get it again next week. I had amazing results with it. I had no side effects. Theres was a little cramping for a few hours after having it put in. Some people say that it can cause weight gain but I didn't have that problem. After about 5-6 months my periods were slim to none

Kristie - posted on 01/02/2011

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I used mirena after having my daughter 3 years ago, and I am having it put back in at my 8 week check up. I also suffer from heavy periods and found that the pills and depo shot only made it worse. I have had amazing results with the mirena! I didn't have any side effects from it, for some people it makes them gain weight.

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