Ask yourself when can you getting pregnant after the spiral? Then you are certainly not the only one. There are many women who ask themselves this. Fortunately, we have the answer for you here! You will also find out when your menstruation can get going again and how a spiral actually works.
What types of spirals are there?
There are two types of spirals available. The Mirena spiral of plastic and the copper coil of ParaGard. Both IUDs are T-shaped and about 3 cm long. You can never place an IUD yourself, this must be done by a healthcare professional such as your GP or gynecologist. It is also better to use the same person to have your spiral removed.
If you have a Mirena IUD you can have sex for 5 years without contraception and yet be protected against a pregnancy. At least for 99%. Obviously pay attention to venereal diseases, which are only stopped by a condom.
A Mirena spiral is ideal for women who want long-term protection against pregnancy, but want to have sex spontaneously. Many women do not or only very few periods with a Mirena spiral. Mirena contains some hormones, but there are very few.
The copper IUD also has a T-shape. The difference between a copper coil and Mirena is that with the copper IUD you are still on time and there are no hormones in it. If you have a ParaGard coil, you are 100% protected against a pregnancy. Strange anyway, since there are no hormones in it? Below you can read how an IUD works.
How does a spiral work?
Both IUDs have virtually no influence on your natural menstrual cycle. That sometimes seems because many women with a Mirena spiral no longer period. Yet ovulation just happens and is almost unaffected.
That is the case with the pill. In the pill are several hormones that block your ovulation and prevent any implantation (in case you did ovulate anyway). This therefore affects your menstrual cycle. If you stop taking the pill, your cycle and your ovulation must start again.
This is not the case with a spiral. That is why you can get pregnant faster after the spiral than after the pill. How is it that you can not become pregnant with a spiral?
The Mirena IUD delivers the hormone levonorgestrel. This hormone causes the uterine lining to become thicker. This makes it harder for sperm cells to enter the uterus and makes it very difficult for the sperm cells to reach the egg. And they already have a lot of trouble with that anyway.
In addition, the spiral reduces the opening of the uterus. You can compare this with thick walls to build your egg, put a massive door in it and also lock it.
Operation Copper spiral
A copper spiral does not release hormones. To make sure you do not get pregnant (and that chance is with a copper spiral 0%) the spiral sperm cells make inactive. They are therefore completely disabled so that they can no longer travel to the egg. End of story.
Menstruation after Mirena spiral
When you are deprived again after the IUD is removed is very different per person. But usually you can count on the fact that within a few weeks you will have to get tampons or sanitary towels again. In fact, it is better to buy it immediately. You can also be in a period earlier.
It may be that your cycle continues as a spiral does not affect your cycle. The only problem is that you do not always know with Mirena in which week of your cycle you are sitting since you are no longer on your period. In short: you can quickly become a period again after a Mirena spiral.
How long does it take to get pregnant after the spiral?
Becoming pregnant after the spiral can really be very fast. That is because a spiral has no influence on your cycle. This will probably continue or will be picked up again soon. It may even be that you can become pregnant in the first month! If you want to postpone this, use a condom.
Do not worry if the pregnancy takes longer than a month after the spiral. Sometimes it can take a few months. In addition, other factors also play a role in becoming pregnant. But in principle you are once again fertile after you have removed the spiral within a month to a few months.