Birth control for busy moms

Size of Mirena

Mirena is an FDA-approved intrauterine contraceptive system (also known as an IUD*) that is recommended for women who’ve had a child. It’s made of soft, flexible plastic and is placed by your healthcare provider during a routine office visit.

Talk to your healthcare provider about Mirena if you’re looking for birth control that is:

Highly Effective—One of the most effective birth control methods—over 99%—and does not rely on you to be effective

Convenient—No daily routine and no monthly refills. It lasts for as long as you want, for up to 5 years, the timeframe is up to you. You can do a simple monthly check to make sure it’s in place, your healthcare provider can explain how

Reversible—You can have it removed by your healthcare provider at any time, and try to become pregnant right away

Estrogen-free—It delivers small amounts of progestin locally into your uterus

Approved to treat heavy periods—Mirena is the first and only birth control that's FDA-approved to treat heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine birth control

If you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily, or have certain cancers, don’t use Mirena. Less than 1% of users get a serious infection called pelvic inflammatory disease. If you have persistent pelvic or abdominal pain, see your healthcare provider.

You should schedule a follow-up visit 4 to 12 weeks after your Mirena is placed to check that it’s in the right position.

Mirena does not protect against HIV or STDs (sexually transmitted diseases).

Mirena lasts for as long as you want, for up to 5 years. Take the time to get to know Mirena a little more.

If you have any questions about Mirena, have a conversation with your healthcare provider, who can help you decide which birth control option is best for you.

*Intrauterine device