Anyone gotten pregnant with the mirena IUD inserted??

Chesnie - posted on 03/29/2010 ( 109 moms have responded )

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I'm just curious how many ladies got pregnant with the mirena IUD??

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Michelle - posted on 04/02/2010

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Laura,

I do actually get what u are saying, and had I been given all the info before I got mirena, I would hae said no thanks. Unfortunetly this was my only option at the time... I really wish I had looked it up before hand, and have definetly learned my lesson. Docs don't always tell the whole story. The only good thing for me is that I have always been able to tell whne I'm ovulating...and haven't since being on mirena. So that is good....

To everyone else, do ur homework. Maybe laura has used the wrong terminology technically, but it is what she feels, and who can fault her? But I will tell u that I don't recoment it because it hurts...badly.... I was in bed for 2 days after.... I have also had consistent and persistant bledding for the last 7 weeks, before that nthing for 2 months...before that it was 6 months of bledding... I don't consisder that healthy.... but the doc is finally sending me for an ultrasound to see what is goig on...so we will see. In the end everyone has to make their own decision, and it is not bad for everyone. Everyone is diff and will react in a diff way.

Courtney - posted on 04/02/2010

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I used Mirena before I had children (had it for almost 5 years) and I am using Mirena now. I love it and I don't get the terrible side effects like I had when I was using birth control pills. I know 5 other people who have used/are using Mirena and we haven't had any surprises.

Jodi - posted on 04/02/2010

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have had it 4 two years. no bleeding at all, except now, my ovaries are full of cysts and need to be taken care of.

Sara - posted on 04/01/2010

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I had my IUD in for about a year, when it just suddenly fell out. Very painful. I actually ended up in the ER for loss of blood because of it. We later found out that I had gotten pregnant and my body had begun to reject the IUD and that's why it just fell out. I never recommend anyone go on the IUD for form of birth control. It caused a lot of issues for me from the start.

Koyoa - posted on 04/01/2010

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omg i hate the thing im always bleeding n moody n the pain is almost unbearable not even tylenol w/codene helped me then i smell certian things n throw up the only thing i can smell constantly is febreeeezzzzzzeeeee i swear its like being pregnant witout the prize at the end it sux

Keisha - posted on 04/01/2010

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Had one. HATED it!!! Would not recommend it to anybody. No pregnancy, but I was beyond bitchy and psychotic with sporadic bleeding, bad cramping,bloating, exhaustion, headaches, pinchy feelings and my partner could almost always feel the strings... ugh bad experience.

Katie - posted on 04/01/2010

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im taking a test tonight because I have bloating,sick to my stomach around some of my favorite foods,dizzy and very tired. ive had my since august 2008 and have had a ton of problems this is my fourth scare, ill update later

Sarah - posted on 04/01/2010

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i have had the marinia for two months and the bleeding has not stop and the cramps coome and go all the time.is this bad

Merry - posted on 04/01/2010

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sheryl,
i know the fertilized egg passes almost right away and that scientists do not call it a fetus yet. i understand it has no blood brain or heart but we believe differently. I and many others believe that a baby is a baby from the time it is made, i dont know any other time we could say it becomes a baby. is it when it has blood? or a heartbeat? or is it not until its eyes open? or when it moves first? there are too many possible beginnings that the only realistic decision is that it is what it is from the time it is made!
so i Do consider it a viabe life. and others agree with me. No i dont think that every egg is alive....or a period is a "waste" but the sperm is alive and when one sperm meets with the egg it makes the whole thing ALIVE! and no a sperm dying is not like a baby dying, THATS where the "ability to become a human life" is really at. once it is fertilized its growing and developing and changing to become a comlete adult.
buuut thats not what everyone believes so i dont think that you will really care what i think. so im just saying this so maybe someone who doesnt qquite know what to think might decide that life is life from day one.

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I had IUD and got a suprise #3 plus I was breastfeeding a baby....so they only have 13month apart!!! It feld out and I didn't know it they think but not sure.

Alyssa - posted on 04/01/2010

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I have had a Mirena IUD for 2 years without any problems. I also have no periods, a plus in my book. This is my second Mirena I had one after my second son till we were ready to try again and one since the birth of my third son. Everyones body is different though so if you have concerns or questions I would talk to your OB/GYN.

Crystal - posted on 04/01/2010

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i have had it for almost 2 yrs i love it my hubby had a guy in his old unit his wife got pregant with it she had a miscarriage

Chelsie - posted on 03/31/2010

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i have not had one problem with my mirena. i had alot of medical problems and the mirena was my very last contraception option nd thank god it works so well for me. i never have a period, tho i do sometimes get a bit of a breakthru bleed for no more then 12 hours and thats only like every 6 months. it is fantastic coz my mental state is all mine. it is not influenced by the hormone pills etc that i used to take to not get pregnant. i have had a few scares but none actually were but i think it was just me being paranoid

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Jessica- What that doctor is doing is illegal and he can & probably should lose his medical license for that. He needs to be reported if that is what he's doing to people. You cannot force a treatment on a patient and her personal life is none of his business. The only thing he needs to be concerned with is her healthcare issues that she has given him permission to treat.

Brittney - posted on 03/31/2010

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ive had it for 2 and a half years and havent yet.. but have had alot of side effects from it

Sheryl - posted on 03/31/2010

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Stephanie P

That's a shame that they didn't offer you medicine! I had the spray internally, and they almost gave me something to relax my muscles because I was cramping a little. I had a friend of mine say it was still painful after both medicines, but she's really sensitive down there. Everyone else I know who has it said it was just slightly uncomfortable, as it was with me.

Stephanie - posted on 03/31/2010

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I love it but getting it put in was very painful. I dread having it removed in 3 years but might as well have another put in while I'm being pulled and pryed apart. I have had one period and that is so wonderful. No cramps. I recommend it but it would be nice if they offered numbing medicine for down there during the procedure. :)

Sheryl - posted on 03/31/2010

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Laura H, as a response to your comment, the fertilized egg passes almost immediately. In the 3-4 days it takes for the group of cells to be expelled, it is still not a fetus. It is simply a group of cells with the ability to become human life. You won't even have enough HCG to detect a pregnancy, let alone consider it a viable life. To say it's like one of your children is like saying every menstrual cycle or sexual encounter that does not end in a baby is a waste of egg. Just because it fertilizes does not mean it is a baby, or ever should be. It is still an embryo, not a fetus. It has no blood, no brain, and no heart. Not to make light of the situation, but your comments reminded me of "Every Sperm is Sacred" from Monty Python.

Rachel - posted on 03/31/2010

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Same here, pretty much no period and so far, no side effects. I Love mine as well and since I got pregnant with my second child on birth control, this was my last option other than a permanent fix and I'm so young, I hated to do that. I would also recommend it!!

Sheryl - posted on 03/31/2010

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I've had it for about 3 1/2 years. No periods at all, no cramping, no babies.... NO complaints! I recommend this to every woman!

Sabrina - posted on 03/31/2010

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Jessica, the same thing happened to me as what your sister is going thru. I thought I was the only one who had these issues. Everyone I have ever spoke to and even many Moms on this site say the Mirena is wonderful. I had such bad pain during sex and I bled constantly. I went to get a second opinion. The new dr. took it out, gave me a few rounds of heavy antibiotics, and I had to have a D.N.C to remove scar tissue. I was ok after that and conceived baby #3 two months after. Tell you sister I said good luck and to go see someone else!

Pamela - posted on 03/31/2010

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I have had mine for 3 months and have been bleeding ever since and it's annoying and I am moody and get really bad headaches I think I am going to have it taken out and get my tubes tied cause I can't use anything else either but I realy want another baby but not for another couple years!

Steffanie - posted on 03/31/2010

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Have your sister go to another doctor if they are refusing to take out the device. It is unethical to force a form of birth control on someone. Especially if it is causing problems. Tell your sister to say she will sue the doctor if there is any long term effects from the IUD, and she isn't able to conceive. She can also go to the ER and they will remove it. If worst comes to worst have her complain of bad stomach cramps. For some people this works well. I got a really bad infection from it, and was told not to use this device in the future.

Shannon - posted on 03/31/2010

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I have had mine in for just over two years and I have had no problems what so ever. In fact I love it!!!

Rachel - posted on 03/31/2010

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Brittaney, my sister had it put in and right away she started bleeding and kept bleeding for 3 months straight until finally she and her Dr. felt it was safer for it to come out she has the nuvaring now and she has no complaints maybe you should switch

Merry - posted on 03/31/2010

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Amanda, you said "the fertilized egg can't implant" this is where the abortion happens. He/she can't implant because the lining is too thin and so this means the embryo dies. I am not judging women who use mirena I just can not understand how you all can be okay with the way it can terminate "fetuses" or your children. I don't understand.

Krystal - posted on 03/31/2010

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I've had my Mirena for just over a year now and have had no complications with it at all.

Brittaney - posted on 03/31/2010

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I got mine put in a couple weeks ago and last week i was having severe cramping but then the spotting i had turned into a heavy period, so the cramping could be from the period im just curious if anyone else had a heavy period after they got mirena put in.

Brandi - posted on 03/31/2010

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I have an IUD and other than the cramping I like it(nothing a couple of midol can't handle). I got mine when my daughter was born. She is 3 yrs old and is my 5th child. My periods, when i have one, are extremely light and my migraines have decreased by about 50%. Not to mention I have only had a severe migraine twice in the past year versus once a month before the IUD.

Brandi - posted on 03/31/2010

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Jessica, i think your sister should find another doctor! It is her choice if she wants to keep it not the docs.

Rikka - posted on 03/31/2010

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I have had mirena for 3 years. My husband says he can feel it when we have sex and sometimes it is uncomfortable for him. I havent had any pregnancy scares. I still have a period but it's rather light and where as i used to have dibilitating pain during my cycle i now only have minor cramping. so i would recommend it overall but it's different for everyone.

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I have the copper IUD and I am really unhappy with the side affects, it does cause a lot of heavy swelling during my cycle, heavy bleeding, and mood swings. I will be getting it removed soon and may try the Mirena? I have heard good and bad things about it, but more good...like less bleading, no periods..ya can't beat that!

Amanda - posted on 03/31/2010

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It works. This is an informal poll. Everyone knows someone who knows someone who... Ask your Dr. for the statistics. It works just like the pill and depo shot preventing ovulation. It also blocks sperm from getting to any eggs that do sneak out. The thinned uterus lining is because of the hormones. It is not a special chemical that disintegrates embryos! The lining isn't forming as it would if you did not have a hormonal birth control thus the fertilized egg can't implant. I love mine and would refer it to anyone. NO side effects other then zero periods which is AWESOME in my opinion.

Rachel - posted on 03/30/2010

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I have had Mirena since May of last year and haven't had a problem yet and I don't even want to think about getting pregnant so I sure hope it works. I will definately be looking at these responses out of curiosity. Scary Thought!

Hope - posted on 03/30/2010

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I got pregnant with my second child with the Mirena IUD. And a condom. So.. lol.. Yeah. My daughter was a pill/condom baby as well. My IUD fell out shortly after I got pregnant, though. I wasn't even a month along when it fell out.

Rachel - posted on 03/30/2010

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I Have The Mirena Had It Put In Two Years Ago And I Hate It I Never Got Pregnant But I Have Had A Few Ovarian Cyst, And They Are Painfull, During Sex My Boyfriend Can Feel They Strings And They Hurt Him, I Still Have My Period Still Have Mood Swings, I Would Rather Take The Pill

Kiela - posted on 03/30/2010

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im about ready to have mine removed i have had it about five years with no scares...but i hated it soo bad....i wont get one again i have all the bad side effects..!

Jessica - posted on 03/30/2010

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my sister has one and it is causing her to bleed all the time. she has alot of infections from it but the doctor refuses to take it out until she "does something with her life". shes a stay at home mom who wants anouther child she has one that will be 3 in april. and it is posable that she is so messed up now she may not be able to have anymore.I think it should be her chose not his.her husband works they own their own place and are doing as good as anyone else. she regrets having it put in

Merry - posted on 03/30/2010

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When your uterus isthinned it makes it extremely hard for the "fetus" to implant and form the placenta. The thick lining is what allows the baby to grab hold
and continue growing. The reason I know this is I asked my obgyn and she is very knowledgeable about contraceptives because she needs to be up to date per law. I looked on the website and it says thinning uterus lining as an effect of the device but it doesn't say how. I called the help line and the lady I talked to said things like "I can not make statements about religious convictions or conservative beliefs" and "tell your doctor what you feel is right and she can help you decide if mirena is compatible with your beliefs" and "it is invredibly hard to become pregnant with mirena but if you do conceive it is imparitive you get it removed" "go to the emergency room to get it taken out if you become pregnant because it can harm the fetus" "I can not say how the thinning of the uterus prevents pregnancy because we don't get into the 'politics' of it all" and she said "you should do what your personal beliefs tell you, ask your doctor"

This all was very enlightening to me. She said everything she could about it's abortion qualities but she couldn't come out and say it. If you doubt me go ask your doctor point blank if the thin lining can cause an embryo to dissintigrate.

And if you are not ok with the way it "prevents" pregnancy then try out a diaphragm. I will message anyone interested in how a diaphragm works.

Katria - posted on 03/30/2010

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It doesn't kill the fetus if your pregnant all it does is thin out your uterise and blocks sperm from getting to your eggs to fertalize them and keeps your eggs from dropping when your suposed to be fertile.

Sarah - posted on 03/30/2010

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wow i did not know that.i got pregnant off depo.im 19 just got married and was not ready for a kid.but i dont believe in abortion for my self. i have sex and take the chance. i know what may happen so i take responsibility for my actions.but im not ready to have another yet.so i got the mirrena.but reading your post made me cry.i want it out now i dont want to kill any babies that are mine.i dont know what to do ii had a rough time with the last pregnancy and i have bad postpartum.(i do believe its every womans right to choose for them self.)but i really dont know what to do i get pregnant to easy and birth control pills dont work for me thats y i was on depo but than that didnt work.now i rreally dont know what to do.

Merry - posted on 03/30/2010

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It is unlikey to become pregnant with mirena and other IUDs becaus if you do conceive the devise will terminate the pregnancy. Mirena will thin the uterine lining and make it next to impossible for your baby to implant and form a placenta. Then the baby will dissintigrate and be flushed out with your next cycle and you will never know it happened. I feel nauseous when I think about all the babies being aborted by mirena. I am strongly pro-life and I don't want to offend anyone but I want to make sure you all know what you are doing to your "babies" . I will mention that mirenaworks other non abortion ways to prevent pregnancy but there is no way to know how many times you conceive and abort while using mirena. I would love a worl with no abortion and no IUDs but that's not going to happen so I only hope to inform anyone who is unaware of what your doctor chose not to mention. They say it thins the uterus but usually leave out how that ends up killing any embryos you conceive

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I got pregnant once it was removed, which I had been worried about. I loved not having my period or mood swings and not having to remember the pill!

Laura - posted on 03/29/2010

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Not personally and I've had mine for almost a year; however, I have a friend who has gotten pregnant with hers twice!!!

Brittany - posted on 06/07/2010

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i just recently found out i was pregnant and I'm on mirena and i have had the mirena in me for more then 2 years now...i am deathly scared on what is going to happen.i dont know if the baby would be all deformed or if i will even be able to have to baby full term..i would not want to get a abortion but i am not ready for a baby again..im having a hard time supporting me and my son. my sons father will not do anything for him so if i have this baby i might end up on the street with my two kids and no one to help. when i seen that i was pregnant again i was in utter shock.. i was this is a lie..im not supposed to get pregnant on mirena. ladies tell me what u think i should do.. my obgyn is tellin me i have to wait 2days for my blood results to come back b4 i can get the mirena taken out. even tho i want her to just take it out now so nothing happens

Alejandra - posted on 05/15/2010

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I got pregnant on the mirena iud, worst thing that could happen, it ended up being a tubal pregnancy and had to spend my birthday in pain at the hospital. Got out 3 days later after I had the methotrexate shot. Read that a lot of people have gotten pregnant on mirena.

Jessica - posted on 05/09/2010

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Here is my 2 cents! I have had the Mirena for about 6 months now. my Dr. said that the first 6 months there is spotting and I may have heavy periods (I have had the spotting, not heavy periods)....So I am coming up to the 6 month mark, where the spotting should slow down or even stop and I believe it is. As for pregnancy, I have not gotten pregnant on mirena, nor have any of my friends. My Dr says it could happen (very minimal chance of it though). They don't hide any of those facts!

As for the whole abortion thing, Laura, I respect what you are saying, but you are saying it on the wrong site. Like someone said earlier, start another thread concerning pro-life and birth control methods. Give other options for those woman who do want to know more about it. I do have to say, I did feel a little belittled by the way you phrased things and that definitely should not be the case! I do NOT feel that I am killing a baby by using Mirena, even after the way you keep phrasing it (which is just not a nice way to say how you feel). Like I said, I respect what you are trying to do for your cause and beliefs, but belittling people who are on it, for the right reasons, should not feel wronged.

Mariana - posted on 04/29/2010

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I got pregnant on Mirena with my third baby and my baby is perfectly fine,thank God; I think you should be careful on posting things on here, people have diferent opinions and we should respect that, some moms like me feel like their families are complete with the children they have, I don't think birth control should be related to abortion, that's just insane; I'm pro-life too, once you get pregnant, but I think we should avoid while we are not ready for a baby, and that's what birth control, is, I also want to mention that besides being a mom, we are wives, girls, women who love our husbands and want to show them so in a personal way...who's whilling to give that up?

Caren - posted on 04/24/2010

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I have a friend who got pregnant on Mirena and had TRIPLETS.

Kris - posted on 04/03/2010

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I had the Mirena, my Doc highly recommended it cause sh had one herself and loved it. Mine fell out within 6 months. I didnt realize it did until I brought up that I was starting to have periods again, they checked and sure enough if was floating inside my abdomin. I was scheduled for surgery 3 days later to remove it. (it was horrible!!!) My girlfriend got pregnant on Mirena. It was a tubular pregnancy and she almost died. She had no idea she was even pregnant until she went to the hospital for severe stomach pain. It had ruptured and that was why she had all the pain/fever. I used to think Mierena was really good until this, I say dont get it, its just not safe.

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