Jump to content

Mirena


  • Please log in to reply
35 replies to this topic

#26 White-Lily

Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:10 PM

Was no worse than a pap smear getting it put in. I drove home after and was fine. I think I had a few panadol for some mild cramps but other than that I was fine.

Does it hurt getting taken out?? It was just like a sting. Very quick and a bit of a shock but again felt fine a few minutes after it was out.

dadathome I had my Mirena in for 18 months and it was a nightmare. I will never have one again and even if I considered it DH wouldn't allow it. They were not happy times.
I was a right moody b**ch for pretty much the whole time (DH actually told me a few weeks after getting it out that it was nice to have his wife back  ohmy.gif )
I got my period every month as well.
I had ZERO libido. I was tired ALL THE TIME (and not 'new mum' tried when the baby sleeps 14 hours and was a dream during the day). I had leg cramps, recurring thrush (sorry TMI), hormonal headaches, etc... The list goes on. If it was in the side effects part of the pamphlet I experienced it.
The strings were initially too long and actually cut poor DH. So I had them shorted and they would occasionally poke him. Then they got lost and getting the Mirena taken out was a long process which very nearly ended in surgery.
The mood crash after I got it taken out was pretty awful too.

So it was not good for me. But everyone is different and without trying it you wont know if it will work for your wife.

ETA - DH is most def. getting the snip when we are finished.

Edited by White-Lily, 06 March 2012 - 01:14 PM.


#27 Feraldadathome

Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:21 PM

Thanks Vanessa and White-Lily. I'll get DP to read this thread to see a range of experiences with Mirena.

Maybe it's a matter of try and see?

#28 vanessa71

Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:22 PM

From other threads I've read, it's fantastic for some, like me (I truly love it), yet for others it has been a complete nightmare.

#29 Shellby

Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:01 PM

I had mine inserted under a light GA also, my doctor also did a D&C at the same time to test tissue etc So I wasn't allowed to drive for 24 hours.

As for coming out, didn't hurt at all, just a tug and out it came.

While it was in I loved it. I did have spotting for about 6-8 weeks, but then no AF the whole time which I loved.

Downside for me - I turned into one of the 20% who couldn't get pregnant afterwards. They have only added the % in the last 2 years in their US leaflet, they state 80% of women will be able to get pregnant and return to normal fertility in 12 months of removal, meaning 20% will suffer IF problems. If I had known that 6.5 years ago I would have never had it put in with odds of 2 out of 10 I wouldn't have any more kids.


#30 unicycle

Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:29 PM

my 4yo waited in the same room, i had the curtains drawn over the bed whilst child read a book or coloured in. over and done with in no time at all. went to pick up other child straight after. no biggie.

#31 MegsW

Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:35 PM

Dad at Home - it didn't work for me.  I bled constantly for the whole time I had it in (about 9 months) and it was heavy bleeding.  Needless to say our sex life suffered so I guess the contraception worked in that sense!

I would never have it again, I was miserable the whole time i had it in.  

But I know at least 3 people that it has worked brilliantly!  I was just one of the unlucky ones.

DH will go and get the snip after this baby is here - he is more than happy to get it done once I am ready!


#32 123tree

Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:51 PM

my sister had one put in and found it uncomfortable and painful.  She wished she didn't have to drive home afterwards as she felt so unwell. Based on her experience I'd probably look harder for a baby sitter.

#33 lamarque

Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:35 PM

Wow White-Lily, I never even thought to attribute my monthly three day headaches to the Mirena. Makes sense though. Also no libido  sad.gif

#34 loshto

Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:32 PM

How much does this Mirena cost and how long does it last for? I am thinking of getting an alternative coz at the moment i am on the pill and it has totally killed my sex drive lol

#35 Bart.

Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:36 PM

I had a pap smear done at the same time and that was more uncomfortable than getting the Mirena inserted.  Going home only felt like I had a mild period and it was easy to handle all the mothering responsibilities.  It's been a non-event and I bled briefly a week later and nothing since; it's been almost five months.

ETA: I'm taking motilium and have a mirena so my libido is lower than non-existent.  I thought it just might have been motilium... oh my poor hubby!

Edited by Bartholomew, 07 March 2012 - 03:38 PM.


#36 Ireckon

Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:45 PM

Dadathome - I love the mirena. I don't get the mood swings that I used to get on the pill. Well...I still do get the moods, but not the extremes that the pill gave me.

Pretty much since its been in, AF has been very very light, and only every 3-4 months, so awesome for both me and DH on that count.

A lot of DH's mates have had the snip. It is something we have discussed many times, and he seems willing, but not enough to actively pursue information about it, and as it is his body, it's not something I am going to push. We have 3 kids, and I will get another mirena put back in, in a few months time. We will go back to the pill (and prob condoms as well) as I really don't want to get pg again.

i thinnk with every hormone type contraception, it affects each individual differently, so what works for one may be horrible for the next person. Make sure if you both choose the mirena though, you get it checked at the 6 week mark to make sure it is in properly.




2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How a baby can survive alone for days on end

The baby found abandoned in a Sydney drain may have been alone for up to six days without being fed, leaving many asking how he could have survived.

When it begins to look a lot like Christmas

A child's excitement at Christmas time is a beautiful thing, but one dad ponders whether his toddler daughter is getting into the festive mood a bit too soon.

Hospital lets dads the experience some of the pain of childbirth

A new experience is radically altering men's views of childbirth.

Italian doctors questioned over formula bribes

Italian police have placed 12 doctors under house arrest on suspicion of promoting baby milk formula over breastfeeding.

Heartwarming prank gives single mum the house she was hired to clean

Cara Simmons arrived at work to clean a large and beautiful house in time for a party planned for that evening. It was soon hers.

Those special moments of sibling bonding

Every now and then your child does or says something that is truly memorable.

Why we should stop telling new parents to 'enjoy every moment'

A few weeks ago, some dear friends of mine had their first baby. As the proud dad texted me a picture I had to fight the natural instinct to say “Enjoy every moment!”

Baby monitor footage posted online

Footage of Australian babies and children sleeping in their bedrooms are among the images on a Russian site showing live feeds from thousands of homes and businesses around the world.

Did this new dad really hit on his wife's midwife?

Was there really a man who was actually there by his wife’s side as she laboured and gave birth to his child, all while he was making what he perceived to be meaningful eye contact with a midwife?

Keep calm and ignore the Tantrum Trolls

Tantrum Trolls are a small but growing species of predatory bottom-feeders who delight in picking on parents at their most vulnerable.

It's okay to never 'get over' the death of a loved one

The death of children, siblings, and parents has long term impacts on the rest of our lives.

What Mark Latham needs to know about depression and motherhood

In a bizarre bid for relevancy, Former Opposition leader Mark Latham has deduced that because one female journalist had this week light-heartedly thanked antidepressants and caffeine for getting her through a medical degree while raising two small children, that ergo, all 'inner-city feminists' are selfish harridans who despise their offspring.

'We're just trying to keep our child alive': life with FPIES

We have a beautiful seven-month-old son, and his allergy rules our life.

Transgender dad breastfeeds his babies

A transgender man who breastfed his first baby - despite having his breasts removed as part of his transformation from female to male - has now had a second child.

Couple face $1 million medical bill and bankruptcy after babymoon birth

A Canadian couple were slammed with a million dollar medical bill after their daughter was prematurely during their babymoon.

Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

Cigarettes, junk food dominate supermarket sales growth

One in every five dollars spent at supermarkets goes on cigarettes or junk food, according to industry data.

Teacher under fire for breastfeeding in class

There is no doubt mums have a right to continue breastfeeding after they have returned to work, but one teacher in the US has taken it to the extreme.

Video: Baby sniffs beardless dad to make sure it's him

She looks him up and down and then touches his chin, but baby Lindsey still isn't sure this clean-shaven man is her dad.

The tragedy of losing a favourite teddy bear

We were green and uninitiated, perhaps a little naïve when it came to the favourite toy responsibility.

It's possible to workout while pregnant

Medical experts say intense fitness routines can be done safely during pregnancy - if the mums-to-be follow some guidelines.

Baby for Asher Keddie and Vincent Fantauzzo

Fans followed every step of her on-screen pregnancy in Offspring, now Asher Keddie is going to be a mum in real life too.

What parents really want for their kids

Are our hopes, dreams and expectations for our children what they really need?

'I had a feeling something was seriously wrong': the fight for Kaden's diagnosis

Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.

Win a family pass to Disney Live!

We have 4 family passes to give away to see Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, touring Australia this December/January.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

Join PADDINGTON on the red carpet!

To celebrate the release of PADDINGTON, we are giving five lucky winners the chance to win a family pass to the exclusive Australian Premiere in Sydney on December 7!

When your pregnancy causes a relationship rift

Some dads-to-be don't miss a beat when their partner is pregnant; others struggle with a range of issues and can become withdrawn, right when their support is needed most.

Couple uses group photo trick to announce pregnancy to loved ones

Katharine and Kris Camilli devised a clever trick to immortalise their family and friends' reactions to their exciting pregnancy news.

Why Tracey Spicer has given up make-up

"After 30 years on television, I had become what I despised: a painted doll who spent an hour a day and close to $200 a week putting on a mask."

Knowing you are one of the lucky ones

I am secure, confident and strong, but the responsibility of protecting my children can almost bring me undone.

Why I am so emotional now I have kids?

There are so many ways in which parenthood changes us as women, but one of the most noticeable, for me, has been the changing state of my emotions.

Baby survives despite sharing womb with 'foreign body'

Baby Maia was conceived against the odds, only to find she was sharing a womb with an ominous "foreign body".

Video: Baby shows dog how to jump - or vice versa

They say dog is man's best friend, but this playful pooch seems to have chosen a jumping baby as her number one buddy.

10 ways to soothe a crying baby

New paernts can get frustrated when their newborn gets fussy and can't settle down. When you're feeling overwhelmed, try some of these simple tips to help soothe your baby.

20 baby names that are becoming more popular every year

The data-lovers at nameberry.com have been at it again – this time, they’ve discovered the names that are continually rising up the ranks, ready to take out some top spots in the next few years.

10 great meals to make for new parents

Ideally, you want to give food that isn’t expensive to make, isn't too difficult to create, and freezes well; stews, bakes, soups and pasta sauces are perfect.

'It's not you, it's me': Boston bombing survivor mum to have leg amputated

Rebekah DiMartino is going through a break-up. She even wrote a farewell love letter. But it's not to her husband.

What it's like to go through early menopause

In a cruel twist, Carla had been breastfeeding and perimenopausal at the same time. But she's far from the only one to go through menopause early.

Weird pregnancy products

Some pregnancy products come to market and are just awesome. Others just leave you scratching your head.

Restaurant served alcohol to two-year-old

Busy restaurants can be forgiven for getting food and drink orders mixed up from time to time, but not when the confusion leads to a two-year-old being served an alcoholic cocktail instead of the child-friendly beverage they ordered.

Julia Morris tells of miscarriage on a flight

Julia Morris has spoken about the devastation of suffering a miscarriage while on an international flight.

Woman's survival after birth 'a story of two miracles'

A US mother is home and tending to her new baby less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes.

Best maternity swimwear and beach cover-ups

Thinking about a tropical babymoon but have nothing to wear? Here are some great swimwear and beach cover-up options for mums-to-be.

Metal shards hidden in playground

Pieces of sharp metal have been seemingly deliberately placed in rubber matting and across equipment at a kids' playground.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.