What To Expect At Your Appointment
During COVID we will provide you with booties, masks and sanitizer. We will practice social distancing.
We will ask you to fill out only two forms. All information is confidential.
Our Health Educator or Physician will answer any questions you may have. We will discuss what type of IUD is best for you and explain each step of entire procedure. We will also share any information you may need on what to expect afterwards, and what to do when you want to have your IUD removed or replaced.
You will be provided with a pregnancy test when you arrive, as we are unable to insert an IUD if you are currently pregnant. We may also provide STI testing at the time of your procedure. The doctor will discuss this with you, if either of you feel there is a risk.
Hormonal IUD: Hormonal IUDs are the most effective form of reversible birth control. The IUD is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for up to 5 years. They have an added benefit of decreasing, or stopping, your period. For this reason, they are also used to control painful and heavy periods. There are two options, the Mirena and the Kyleena. Our physician will review your medical history and help you choose the right one for you.
Copper IUD: The copper IUD is a non-hormonal option of reversible Birth control. It is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for up to 5 years. It may increase your period flow and cramps for the first few months after insertion. However, if you have light periods to begin with, or do not want hormonal contraception, this is a great option. It is also the most effective form of emergency contraception, if inserted within 5 days of unprotected sex.
The IUD insertion only takes about 4 minutes. Overall, you can expect your appointment at our clinic to take about 15-20 minutes of your day. We will follow up to make sure you are feeling well and answer any further questions you may have.