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Can you get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Can you get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. To put it another way, the risk of pregnancy is about 1 in 1000. Pregnancy isn't common but it does happen in rare instances. If you do get pregnant while the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is in place, you have a high chance of having an ectopic pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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If i get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel) will it hurt the baby?

If i get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel) will it hurt the baby?

Probably not: If you get pregnant with an iud, it is best to remove it asap. Bare in mind the attempt at removal could in itself cause a miscarriage, but it is best to try to remove it if the strings are visible. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant by the Mirena ?

Is it possible to get pregnant by the Mirena ?

Mirena IUD: The Mirena IUD is over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. This means pregnancy is highly unlikely while using Mirena. It is a highly effective form of birth control. ...Read more

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My Mirena expired in Oct of this year. Is it possible to get pregnant I haven't had it removed yet? When it expired in Oct.

My Mirena expired in Oct of this year. Is it possible to get pregnant I haven't had it removed yet? When it expired in Oct.

At risk: If you are sexually active, you are at risk of getting pregnant. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant with 1 1/2 month left my mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Can i get pregnant with 1 1/2 month left my mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes: Although it is very low chance, every birth control has a failure rate. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is as maximally effective until the 5 years is complete. It is about the best on the market. ...Read more

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Should women wait to get pregnant after removing mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Should women wait to get pregnant after removing mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Not long: The effect of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) should be gone in less that a month and may be gone much quicker. There is no specific waiting period to begin trying to conceive after the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed. ...Read more

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Pregnant with mirena (levonorgestrel) and i get it removed will it hurt the baby?

Pregnant with mirena (levonorgestrel) and i get it removed will it hurt the baby?

Depends: If you get pregnant and their is an iud in place, if the iud strings can be seen, then the current recommendation is that it be removed. It is associated with a small increased risk of miscarriage, but this is not as risky as leaving it in place. ...Read more

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How early can you get pregnant when you got your mirena (levonorgestrel) tooken out?

How early can you get pregnant when you got your mirena (levonorgestrel) tooken out?

At first ovulation: Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not prevent ovulation in the majority of users as opposed to birth control pills. Once the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed, there is no longer any contraceptive benefit. If one then has unprotected sex during ovulation, pregnancy can occur. Conception immediately post Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal is not harmful to the fetus. ...Read more

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My IUD (mirena) expired last year. Could i get pregnant or is that a guideline (5 years)?

My IUD (mirena) expired last year. Could i get pregnant or is that a guideline (5 years)?

Supposed to come out: At 5 yr mark yes you could get pregnant please see you gyn and have it removed asap and either get another one put in or use something else and if u want no more kids you can get an essure tubal takes 5 minutes, no cutting, I do them in office , no cutting , can work in the am, do it in the pm, go back to work next am. ...Read more

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I had my mirena (levonorgestrel) removed November 1st. So it's been about 6months&i can't get pregnant?

It depends: Typically a woman's period is the best way to know whether she is capable of becoming pregnant. A woman's period often resumes roughly 1-2 months after Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal, but that's an average, and it can be longer or shorter than that. If your cycle has returned, then you are able to get pregnant during the fertile phase of your cycle. ...Read more

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My mirena (levonorgestrel) has been out for almost a year and me and my partner have been trying to get pregnant, does having a mirena (levonorgestrel) in my body for affect that?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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Not usually: Mirena (levonorgestrel)'s effects are usually clear by the next cycle after removal; there are many reports of pregnancy following Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal. ...Read more

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Mirena (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more