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Finally Pregnant After Mirena Removal (2 Years Ago!)

2 years ago my husband and I made the decision to try for #2, so I had my Mirena IUD removed.  The statistics for Mirena boasted the ability for couples to conceive within a year, so during our first year I stalked this sight month after month to see if it had happened!

After about 9 months of no luck, I purchased an ovulation monitor because I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me.  It was eye-opening and disheartening to discover that I ovulated VERY late in my cycle (~CD18) with a 28 day cycle.  I found that my short luteal phase was the culprit, and so about a year ago I decided that I would just embrace the gift of one child and stop obsessing.

Life is ironic like that, isn't it?  My husband and I were on a trip to Chicago a few weeks ago, and I noticed that my bbs were sore a day or so early.  This would have been CD21 or DPO3.  This normally happens 7 days before my period begins.  By CD 31 the soreness was gone, and my period was late.  I tested yesterday and got a confirmed positive.  This was confirmed at my doctor's office today.

I had no other clear symptoms, except for perhaps a runny nose.  This could just be a coincidence.  I also started feeling some pulling below my belly button from cd31-cd34.  The sore bbs that suddenly vanished was the biggest sign for me.

I'm still very shocked and hope it sticks.  It just goes to show you that miracles can happen and that sometimes if we just let go and relax things can work out.

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