I've never had an IUD, but I will tell you my friend just had her IUD taken out in April and in June they were pregnant with #1 (and she has used an IUD as birth control for years), so apparently it can happen pretty quickly after. However, that all depends on your body and how quickly your cycles regulate after! I stopped the birth control pill 9 months before trying for #1 just so I could make sure my cycles got back to normal and I could start temping/charting before we started trying.Not sure about the pain, but hey, if you've gone through labor, you can do anything, right?!
I was on an IUD and had it removed in November. We started trying immediately (aren't KU yet but it's only been a few months). Some ladies take months for their cycle to get back to normal, some ladies are KU within a month or two so it's hard to say how it will be for you. The removal is decidedly better than the insert. It was like having your basic pap smear - so super annoying and uncomfortable, but not really painful.Best of luck you to!Edited because I don't know my months. Thanks for nothing elementary school.
FWIW I got KU during cycle 3 after having mine removed. Due Sept. 30 (same day as our first was due!)Best of luck to you!