I went to my primary dr. today for an ear ache. She said I have water in my inner ear from swimming. But I just mentioned that I wanted to maybe get Essure but she said nope- because of nickel allergy. Then I asked if I would need a new Mirena because it was going to wear out- as I've had chemical pregnancies... positive hpts, but no pregnancy that followed. She basicalcly said "no, the IUD is good for 5 years, so no need, and yes the pregnancies can happen"... not in so many words, but that's the gist. I guess I'm okay with that but it is weird. No wonder I feel pregnant a lot.
not completely sure but I think I follow the discussion. My wife used to use the pill and after our second child she switched to IUDs. We made the discussion to forgo the IUD and switch to NFP and condoms (we eventually ditched the condom because we both hated it). Reason being if you study say the pill as well as the IUD they do not prevent conception. They are designed to prevent implantation. So, if you use these products long enough and have sex often enough you are bound to have a fertilized egg that is unable to implant and then you will discharge it. If you have had M/C's in the past, you may even notice some similarities from time to time; probably because you were pregnant but prevented implantation.
|Mirena acts as a contraceptive in two ways: it makes the mucus at the neck of the womb (the cervix) much thicker, preventing sperm from getting through and it also makes the lining of the womb extremely thin, stopping implantation. In some women it prevents egg release (ovulation).|
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I would think a pregnancy test wouldn't show up as positive unless there had been implantation and that had been lost, though. I have a family member who has been doing IVF and I thought she said that she wouldn't get a positive pregnancy test unless there was implantation. That intuitively makes sense to me too. I mean, if there's an egg floating around, and sperm cells floating around, I don't see how that would be recognized as different from a fertilized egg floating around. It seems like your body wouldn't know the egg had been fertilized until the egg had connected to your body.