I've never heard it takes longer to conceive after having an IUD (or makes it more difficult)...especially with the non-hormonal one...that's the one i had in for years and years before getting it removed.
Yeah, we found out that it takes up to six months if not longer for your cycles to regulate and only then, if you chart correctly, can you track ovulation and hope for the best. I had periods with my IUD that lasted almost two weeks at times, and without the IUD it was always 5 days max.
Put a bit of a kink in the works, we thought we would already have baby #2 by now, but we are only around 9 wks preggo. :P
Hey, no complaints though, I'll take that BFP any day!!
I also think that the fact that fertility decreases as we age also contributes to the increased time involved ttc after contraception. We're most fertile in our late teens and it starts to decine from there.
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