Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP after Mirena IUD removal
I had the Mirena IUD for approximately 18 months before deciding to try for another baby. I wasn't sure when I got it placed that I would want anymore children. So the delayed fertility after removal wasn't a concern of mine.That is until my husband saw a little girl in the mall and wanted a sister or brother for our first. So, in June of this year I went and got my coil removed in hopes that I would become fertile at least by the end of the year. I also went and bought some ovulation kits to help me to determine when to try so I wouldn't drive myself crazy with wondering if I could or couldn't be pregnant. It was removed on the 13th of June and I bled immediately. Very similar to a regular period. I wanted to wait until I had at least one normal cyle to start trying. I bled again on July 2nd, again very similar to a cycle. So, I went ahead and put the ovulation kits to use. I used them for a little over two weeks and according to the tests, I never ovulated in July. I took a test anyway on July 30th when my next cycle was due and BFN!!! My cycle ended up being two days late which drove me CRAZY, b/c I thought I really was pregnant. My next cycle started on Aug. 1st., again it seemed to be normal. After no positive ovulation tests I decided to just test myself once the day before my period was due. And another BFN!!! By this time I was convinced it would take my body some time to return to fertility. So, I put away the ovulation kits and decided if its going to happen, it'll happen. My next cycle started on Aug. 29th and it was also "normal". On, Sept.15th I had some weird cramping on my left side similar to ovulation pains. So, I whipped out a test and sure enough I was ovulating!!! My husband was out of town and I was losing it. This was it! We had to get busy and he wasn't home. All I kept thinking was we had sex on the 12th. I hoped his sperm had survived all this time. After all, the books I've been reading say they can survive for up to 7 days. Lets hope that holds true. Anyway, my husband got home on the 19th which was way too late to do the baby dance. So,I waited on my cycle due on Sept. 26th. it never came!!! On the 28th I took a test and, I finally got my BFP!!! I'm 12 weeks along and due in May. To anyone who has had the Mirena, getting pregnant is possible. Don't give up!!! Good luck and baby dust to you all!!!