mirena birth control k♥[j&a] ., ., United States 1060 posts
Dec 28th '12

I'm thinking about getting mirena. Anyone wanna share their experience with it? Pros & cons? Side effects?
I also breastfeed, so if you BF & have it did it affect your milk or supply any? TIA!

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
Dec 28th '12

Watching this!

Momma Rawks 1 child; Iowa 7403 posts
Dec 28th '12

I had mine for a little over two years. I liked it, and would possibly get it again (though I might try the copper IUD instead--just to see if there's much of a difference). I had some heavy bleeding the first three months or so, off an on. I hear it's pretty typical, and I know lots of women who had it removed because they couldn't handle it. But after that, I was pretty satisfied. I had extra discharge, which made me more prone to yeast infections, and sometimes the string would shift so it'd be tougher to locate. But those were really the only two things that bothered me about it.

Stephanydana 3 kids; Milwaukee, WI, United States 1760 posts
Dec 28th '12

I've had mine since May. I like it a lot! Insertion didn't hurt at all (I was 6 wks pp). I have never had problems feeling the strings during sex or any other time. I still get my period, but I'm hoping it will just stop eventually. I haven't gotten any negative side effects so I'm pretty happy with it.