I have a 8 week old baby girl and am scheduled to get a Mirena next week. I am nervous about it, because of the risks I've heard of.
I have read that if you get preggo on it, the pregnancy will almost always miscarry. Basically a pregnancy would most likely be doomed if I have an IUD and fall pregnant, since the pregnancy cant implant well enough.
Also have heard other random side effects - that it is a very strong hormone (like depo shot), that it can perforate your uterus (especially if you are breastfeeding) and perforation can lead to surgery and risks of infertility...
Basically all kinds of issues. BUT, I NEED a method that works really well. We dont want another baby for 1.5-2 years. I don't want to use just condoms, FAM isn't an option right now, and other barrier methods I am just not comfy using.. I really dont want to be pregnant right now. HOWEVER, I am worried that if I DID get preg on the Mirena, it would harm the baby somehow.
I considered the mini pill but it seems the mini pill is not effective enough for me (I think i read its 96%?) Otherwise it feels better to know if I did get preg I could just stop the pill.
Since I am breastfeeding I'm limited.
Anyway, any if on the Mirena would be GREAT..