Wondering Why My Pregnancy Feels Abnormal

by Leila
(New Jersey, USA)

Hello! So glad I found your site, and looking for answers. Thank God, I have three healthy children, ages 6, 5, and 4. My youngest was born June 2010, and in October 2010 I had a Mirena IUD inserted. I had that in for roughly 3.5 years, and had it removed in April 2014. We tried to conceive for about 5 months before I fell pregnant in late August 2014. I found it odd that it took so long, being that I had always gotten pregnant immediately in the past. Nevertheless, I was overjoyed. However, that pregnancy seemed like something wasn't right from the start, I never felt any pregnancy symptoms. In fact, I took two pregnancy tests just to be sure. Both were positive. With my three previous pregnancies I had felt morning sickness within about two weeks of conception. Well, my first pregnancy after Mirena removal (4th pregnancy in total) ended in a miscarriage at 6 weeks.
Now I am pregnant again and instead of being excited, I am a nervous wreck. You see, again I have absolutely no symptoms of pregnancy. I'm terrified I will miscarry yet again. I have read hundreds of stories on the internet of women who have recurrent early miscarriages after Mirena removal. It seems that the Mirena IUD seriously disrupts the hormonal balance, even after removal. It works by releasing a synthetic form of progesterone into the body. I have read that after months or even years of this synthetic progesterone, the body is no longer able to make its own. Thus, causing infertility and recurrent early miscarriage. I am wondering if this seems correct, and if so, what, if anything can I do to undo the damage that this horrific device has done to my body?

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Jan 19, 2015
Wondering Why My Pregnancy Feels Abnormal
by: Wray

Hi Leila The Mirena does disrupt our natural hormones, it's not something I'm in favour of. You might like to read a page we have on it here. I can only suggest you do a detox, there are many good ones available. And try using a progesterone cream to help balance things out again. There's more info on our page How to use Progesterone Cream. I suggest using this for a few months until stable before trying to fall pregnant again. Once you've made that decision please read our page on Pregnancy and this one here. Please also have a Vitamin D test done, it's vital for conception and a heathy baby. A lack of it can cause miscarriages, it's also a potent antioxidant and will help undo the damage done by the Mirena. Take care Wray

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