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I knew that my IUD just wasn’t working for me, but I had no idea what to expect when it came time to get it taken out.


birth control , IUD, problem solving

At first, having an IUD seemed like a great option for me. But then I started having terrible cramps. It was time to get my IUD removed, but I had no idea what the removal process was like.

I love being able to say I haven’t had a period since I was 17 years old.


birth control , IUD

Ellie is on her second Mirena IUD. Her first insertion was painful but worth it—she didn't notice any side effects and loved not having a period. Ellie was better prepared for her second IUD...

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After focusing on preventing pregnancy for so many years, deciding to plan a pregnancy is a whole other ball of wax.


birth control , IUD, effectiveness

I am a planner and I always have been. When I travel, I plan my entire trip down to the hour, if not the minute. That applies not just to vacations, but to my entire life—especially to building my family.