C.S. asks from Waterbury, CT on May 24, 2009
TTC After IUD
I was hoping for the same thing to happen this time.
I am currently 4 days late for my period, but all the pregnancy test I have taken have been negative. I have tried different brands, and used first morning urine. Still negative!
I'm wondering about other moms who had a Paraguard, and if they had a difficult time conceiving after wards...And also, if their cycle changed after they had it removed.
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C.O. answers from New York on May 26, 2009
Keep taking the tests. While I have never had an IUD, I am 28 weeks pregnant with my second and with this one I took several negative tests before I got the positive one that was several days after my missed period. I wouldn't start to be concerned about anything out of the norm for at least another week.
I also got pregnant the first time out with both kids and took birth control between pregnancies. Everyone is different. Listen to your body.
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J.F. answers from Buffalo on May 25, 2009
I don't know much about Paraguard, but i do know you were VERY lucky to conceive on the first try both times before!! :) it can take a normal, heathy couple up to 12 months to conceive before it is considered a problem. And just because it came so easy before doesn't mean your body hasn't changed a bit (plus, not sure about Paraguard, but some birth controls can change or reset things too) and it might take a bit longer, so don't be hard on yourself if it does. Your doctor should be able to tell you the statistics on pregnancy after removing the IUD.
For the majority of people i know (that were actively trying) it took a few months so i wouldn't worry about your fertility just yet. Although, believe me, i know the frustration of TTC and hoping so hard only to fail, even if its only been 1 cycle.
As far as being late and testing negative... its definitely possible your levels are too low for the tests to detect and you need a blood test to get your answer. We've been dealing with over 2.5yrs of intensive infertility (due to medical problems on my part), so once i realized how much it was going to take above and beyond the natural course of things, you better believe i did more than my share of research on everything fertility related and paid very close attention to any fertility/pregnancy talk lol. In my reasearch i found a great site about pregnancy tests - www.peeonastick.com - funny name, but great info about different brands and their sensetivity and might answer some questions about false negatives.
Good luck :)
M.S. answers from Syracuse on May 25, 2009
I did a really basic search online and saw something that said fertility returns a couple of months after removing an IUD. I'd check with your doctor to find out when you should be able to conceive again.
M.T. answers from New York on May 25, 2009
This may have nothing to do with the Paraguard. It's not realistic to expect to conceive the first month of trying for any pregnancy, let alone all pregnancies. Did you have sex every single day? If you miss 48 hours, you could easily miss your window of opportunity. Also, as you get older, your fertility changes. Even if it's only been 2-3 years since you last became pregnant, your body is aging and changing.
It's also possible to be 4 days late and test negative, and still be pregnant. If you did ovulate late, then your period isn't as late as you think, and/or if implantation was on the later side, you may still be testing negative, since the pregnancy hormones don't start producing at conception, they start at implantation.