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Question: Chances of miscarrying after Mirena removal?

 baby_fever1985 - Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:28 am

I had my Mirena removed yesterday (7-14-2010) after having it in for 9 months. I am trying to conceive my 3rd child. Me and husband had unprotected sex last night (10 hrs. after removal) and plan to continue until I conceive. However, I've been reading horror stories online about women miscarrying because of getting pregnant too soon after Mirena removal. I had my period every month while on Mirena, they were lighter than normal but I still had them. My last period was around June 20-25, 2010 while the Mirena was still in place. Are these stories true? What are my chances of having a miscarriage due to conceiving too soon after Mirena removal? My obgyn told me that I would be fine and I could get pregnant within the first month and too not worry about what I read online. Just looking for a second opinion. Much appreciation to any help or advice one could give me. Thank you in advance.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:08 pm

User avatar Hello,
I agree with your doctor. Your chances are just fine for a healthy pregnancy. There is a miscarriage rate of possibly as high as 25% of pregnancies (many before the woman even knows she is pregnant) so early miscarriage does happen pretty frequently in most women of childbearing years. It is usually because something is not forming properly in the cell division process or there is a chromosomal problem. It's nature's way of taking care of things. Women having a miscarriage close to the time of removal is really no greater than the average population.

Best wishes.
 baby_fever1985 - Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:11 am

Thank you so much! I feel much better now :) God Bless!

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