Difficulty Getting Pregnant after IUD






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1. What Are IUDs?

IUDs, also known as intra uterine devices, are a great birth control method for women who do not plan on having children for an extended period of time, up to around five years. The IUD is a small “T” shaped plastic device that is usually wrapped in copper. It is inserted into the uterus and has a string that hangs down into the vagina.


The actual insertion of the IUD is done in a doctor’s office setting and only takes a few minutes. IUDs are a popular form of birth control because women can get them inserted and then forget them, without having to worry about taking a pill every day or something like that. They are a great option for longer term birth control. However, some women report difficulty getting pregnant after iud.

2. Why Can It Be Hard To Get Pregnant After IUD?

There are a few different reasons that it can be hard for a woman to get pregnant after the removal of her IUD. As soon as the IUD is removed (in a doctor’s office setting, just like it was inserted), a woman can begin to try to get pregnant. Every woman’s body is different, but on average, it takes between 4 and 6 months for a woman to get pregnant after having her IUD removed.


Around 90 percent of couples who have an IUD removed will become pregnant within a year of trying. It is actually very rare for a couple to experience problems getting pregnant after having an IUD removed, and women usually recover quickly from having an IUD and find that their cycles return to normal very quickly.

3. What To Know About Conceiving After IUD

After you have your IUD removed, be sure to talk with your doctor to discuss any potential issues that might arise while you are trying to conceive. Your doctor will be able to give you some helpful hints and tips to improve your chances of success.


A great idea is to invest in an over the counter ovulation predictor kit. This way you will be able to know if and when you are ovulating so that you can have the best chance of getting pregnant. Also, make sure to pay attention to your diet, and make sure that you are getting enough exercise.

One of the best ways to improve your fertility is to maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight or underweight it can really wreak havoc on your fertility. Pay attention to these things and you can improve your chances of conceiving after having an IUD removed.

Ms. Ledoux began her career as an ObGyn nurse practitioner prior to becoming a practicing midwife in the Santa Cruz community. Working together with ObGyn physicians in her own practice, she has over 20 years experience in women's health, pregnancy and childbirth.