I got my IUD out yesterday.

March 5, 2011 in Parenting

Coils (IUD)
Creative Commons License photo credit: Ryan Somma

My Mirena has expired, so I went to get it out yesterday.  The string had gone up into my uterus a few years ago, so my OB had to get it out by going up into my uterus with a tool, guided by ultrasound, to get it out.

It was about as fun as it sounds like it would be.  I had been practicing my Hypnobabies all week, hoping it may help.

It did help me stay calm and relaxed, but it did hurt.

I remember when I got my IUD in when T3 was about 2 months old and getting it in hurt more than my birth did.

Hypnobabies is meant for natural things – like birth… not unnatural things, like putting in or taking out a little plastic thing from your uterus.   However I am glad that I practiced my tools and used them.  Like I said it kept me calm and relaxed, it may have even helped it be more comfortable.

It only took a few minutes to take it out, it wasn’t fun, but manageable.

Now the big dilemma – what to do for birth control?

My friend says once I get a period again, I will want another IUD.  It is true, I haven’t really had a period in 4 1/2 years. This could be weird.  I will have to see how heavy they are, I may end up getting a Menstrual Cup.

I will post on Monday about my birth control options.  What do you use?

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