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Barbara - posted on 03/27/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I'm currently taking progesterone BC pills but i am still freaking out about getting pregnant again. I'm thinking about an IUD. are they really safe? has one ever fallen out or failed? are they uncomfortable? can you/ your man feel it? any other advice about IUD's?

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Lauren - posted on 03/27/2010

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From the commercials you see on tv you would think that Mirena is amazing and that there are no cons. Thats the impression that my Gyno gave me and let me tell you I had a horrible experience with my Mirena. I developed ovarian cysts that ruptured and sent me to the ER. I wouldn't wish that kind of pain upon my worst enemy. After one awful year, I had it removed, which was the worst part of the whole thing. I bleed so bad that I almost ended up in the hospital. I also gained 40 lbs while i had my iud. I will never make that mistake again.

Morgan - posted on 03/27/2010

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I had mine for five years and I loved it!!!

I had no problems at all and when I was ready to have my first baby the doctor said to wait 2 months before trying, and after the two months past we got pregnant right away :)

It is a little uncomfortable going in, but I got mine before I had any kids and they say that makes a diffrence. the only down fall for me was my hubby could feel it during sex, but he never really complained about it.

The only advice I have is to be responsible and have it checked yearly and feel for the stings at home at least once a month :)

hope that helps a little!!

Heather - posted on 03/27/2010

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I have had Mirena for almost one year, putting it in was not so bad, light spotting for two weeks, still nursing so no periods for now. if you put it in too early before six weeks you could have complcations. love it i don't have worry about being intamit with my husband.

Stephanie - posted on 03/27/2010

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I've had the Mirena for 3 years now. I love it and would definitely recommend it. It was a little uncomfortable having it inserted, but other then that I have no clue its even there. I get light spotting about every three months for about a week. The doctor checks its placement once a year at my annual visit. My husband thought he could feel it the first couple times but he wasn't even sure. I believe it is the most effective form of birth control (just don't quote me on that!) There is another IUD that is copper and lasts for 10 years, I don't know much about it, just that its an option.

Corinne - posted on 03/27/2010

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I recommend Mirena 100 % Been on it for a year and haven't had any problems.
To address your concerns ; They are totally safe and risk of slippage is rare (usually having to do with improper insertion) There is usually only a couple days of discomfort after it is placed. My periods were reduced to spotting after a couple months and you
cannot feel it . They place it up really high and trim the strings short, you won't feel it, but your guy may feel it from time to time. Here's their website for more info !
http://mirena.com/html/index.html Good luck!

Chantelle - posted on 03/27/2010

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i'm not trying to scare you and everyone is differnt.however i had one in twice the first time i had it in for nine months then got pregnent with my son. the second time i had it for 3 months then it feel out. so i'm very scard of IUD's and well never got one agen.

Kristina - posted on 03/27/2010

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I had mine (Mirena) placed in January, 8 weeks after my second daughter was born (she was our life-time surprize). Placing it in was not bad at all, just some period-like cramping. But ever since I have it, I keep bleeding. Sometimes it's just light spotting, sometimes it's like a period, but it never completely stopped. I have occational cramping, but nothing major. I talked to my OB/GYN about it, and she said I have to give my body time to adjust, which can take up to 6 months. For more info you can read this http://www.circleofmoms.com/welcome-to-c... ,

Hope it helps :)

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