My Mirena has expired, so I went to get it out yesterday. The string had gone up into my uterus a few years ago, so my OB had to get it out by going up into my uterus with a tool, guided by ultrasound, to get it out.
It was about as fun as it sounds like it would be. I had been practicing my Hypnobabies all week, hoping it may help.
It did help me stay calm and relaxed, but it did hurt.
I remember when I got my IUD in when T3 was about 2 months old and getting it in hurt more than my birth did.
Hypnobabies is meant for natural things – like birth… not unnatural things, like putting in or taking out a little plastic thing from your uterus. However I am glad that I practiced my tools and used them. Like I said it kept me calm and relaxed, it may have even helped it be more comfortable.
It only took a few minutes to take it out, it wasn’t fun, but manageable.
Now the big dilemma – what to do for birth control?
My friend says once I get a period again, I will want another IUD. It is true, I haven’t really had a period in 4 1/2 years. This could be weird. I will have to see how heavy they are, I may end up getting a Menstrual Cup .
I will post on Monday about my birth control options. What do you use?