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I had my 6 week follow up and asked my OB this question and we had a talk about an IUD. Anyone have any experience they could share?
Im also going to post in the march board - sorry for any overlap
My experience with the IUD is not typical, so keep that in mind, but I got one after having DS and during insertion, one "arm" of the IUD poke through my uterus. It hurt really bad but I figured I just had a really low tolerance for pain or something. I went home, was in horrible pain all day and went in the next morning to have an ultrasound to see what was wrong. They had to remove it and then I went on the minipill shortly after.
This time I will go on the minipill even though the chances of the IUD insertion not going well is slim.
I had Mirena inserted when DS was a few months old. I didn't even feel it go in. I had some cramping for a day or 2 afterward, and spotted for a few months after insertion, which is normal. Now, my periods are infrequent, light, and have few side effects (i.e., no more cramping, acne, etc). I still bloat pretty bad, which is the only downfall. If I didn't check my strings periodically, I wouldn't even know its there.