Just Said Yes December 2021

Birth control- wanting to get pregnant asap

Mary, on August 22, 2021 at 8:42 PM Posted in Fitness and Health 1 12
Hi! Getting married 12/4 and I literally want to get pregnant on my wedding night or within the month. I have the Mirena and trying to determine when I should get it removed. Is a month a good enough window?


Latest activity by Ashley, on October 14, 2021 at 2:41 PM
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    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    This is very hard to predict because everyone's body reacts different to coming off birth control. I came off birth control a week before my wedding and went months without a period. I went to the doctor and found out I have PCOS which explained the missed periods. I never had issues prior to birth control so this was definitely not expected. I had to be put on medication to kick start my period then once that resumes I was prescribed medication to help make sure I was ovulating. It ended up taking us a year to conceive. I had no idea it would be so difficult. While that is my experience, it could be completely different for you. You might have an extremely easy time or you might have a difficult time. It all depends on how your body responds.
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  • CountryBride
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    CountryBride ·
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    I got my merania removed June 2019 got pregnant in July 2019
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    I would talk to your doctor only because each birth control is different and it works different on every body. I would ask for their suggestion

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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    I would discuss this with your OB/GYN. They will have the best answer for you.

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  • Emilia
    Expert June 2019
    Emilia ·
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    Surely your doctor will know better, but then it all depends on a woman ;-) Some wait 1 month, some... more than 2 years ;-)

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  • Monica
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    Monica ·
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    You never know how long it will take your body to regulate after birth control & it’s possible it may take time to get pregnant. Even though you have a timeline for what you want, try not to add pressure to it. You can remove it a month before but not everyone gets pregnant right away.
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    Expert September 2022
    Sarah ·
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    Your doctor would know best. When the time comes for me I plan on talking to my doctor before I change anything.

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  • VIP August 2020
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    Like everyone else said, how long it will take to get pregnant depends on your specific body. However, I've been reading/thinking about this a lot recently (I just made an appointment to have my beloved Kyleena removed) and it is possible to get pregnant within a month (or less) of having a hormonal IUD removed. I would say that when you should have it taken out depends on how much of a rush you're in (would you be upset if you weren't pregnant by February or March?) and how you'd feel about getting pregnant before your wedding (would that be a problem for you?) If you have it taken out in November, you definitely wouldn't have a positive test before the wedding, but there's no guarantee you'll get pregnant right away. If you had it removed next week, there's a higher chance you'd be pregnant by January, but there's also a chance of it happening earlier than you might be prepared for.
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  • Expert June 2021
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    Everyone has a different timeline of how long the artificial hormones take to leave the body. It could take a month, three, six etc. Definitely make an appointment with your doctor for their professional opinion. I went off the pill in April for my June 21 wedding. I wanted to have 2-3 months off it prior to trying.
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  • Katie
    Dedicated October 2021
    Katie ·
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    I'll echo what others have said about everyone being different and talking to your doctor about it. I would also caution getting it out close your wedding date because you don't know how your skin will react and a lot of people get hormonal acne flare ups when they come off hormonal BC.

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  • Kari
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    Kari ·
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    You should talk to your doctor.

    One option to consider beforehand would be switching from Mirena (hormonal IUD) to Paraguard (copper IUD). The copper one has no hormones so does not impact your cycles in the same way hormonal methods of birth control do, meaning you can get pregnant right away once it is removed.

    In your shoes I would honestly just have the Mirena taken out immediately before or after the wedding and see what happens. There is no guarantee you will get pregnant right anyway, even if you were using non-hormonal contraception anyway. Some couples conceive first go, for others it takes years.

    But speak with your doc so you know all your options.

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  • Ashley
    Savvy November 2022
    Ashley ·
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    Talk to your doctor because everyone's body is different.

    I went off BC and got my period within a month. My brothers girlfriend went off at the same time and it took her over 6 months to have a period. Your doctor is the only one who is going to know or have solid advice on this.

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