Can I get pregnant after removing IUD?

What is IUD?

An intrauterine device is a tiny, usually T-shaped device that is placed in the woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is a long-term reversible method used by couples around the world to avoid child birth.

Coming off the IUD affects your hormones in different ways. It might affect your fertility potential but your fertility is regained soon after removal. In fact, it is one of the least troublesome techniques to recover your natural fertility.

Can I get pregnant after removing IUD?

There is no fixed time for IUD removal. If you are planning for IVF in India, it is recommended to remove IUD two months before the treatment. It can be retrieved any time during the woman’s menstrual cycle but it should be done by an expert in this and preferable, the one who inserted the IUD at first place.

Getting pregnant after IUD removal

Once your IUD is removed, it is normal to take some time to conceive as the woman’s fertility is in reverse mode. Here are a few tips that you can consider to have a successful conception post IUD removal.

Take good care of your body

Once your IUD is removed, you should aim for bringing your body back into the best possible shape. Take multivitamins regularly, eat a nutritious diet, daily exercise and reduced caffeine intake becomes the need of the hour. Most importantly, stay positive.

Keep a close watch on your ovulation

It is important to ensure that you are ovulating in order to conceive after IUD removal. You can use ovulation test kits or track your basal body temperature to make sure that everything is fine.

Do not give up, keep trying

It is a common tendency to take a little longer time after IUD removal, but there is nothing to worry about. There is no proven evidence of IUDs harming your ability to conceive. The hormonal changes caused after inserting IUD takes time to balance itself all over again after its removal. Hence, be patient and maintain timely relations with your partner and you will be pregnant before you know it!

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