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IUD Placement

The IUD prevents pregnancy by interfering with the movement of the sperm inside the uterus and the progestin prevents some women from ovulating (releasing an egg) at all, thus preventing the possibility of pregnancy. The IUD is a good option for women who want to avoid hormonal systemic methods of birth control, do not desire a pregnancy for an extended period of time and want the convenience of not having to do anything on an ongoing basis.

What to expect: A speculum will be place in the vagina as with a Pap smear. The cervix will be cleansed with an antiseptic solution before the device is inserted. Cramps, dizziness, and/or some bleeding may occur and are common side effects.

Preprocedure: (before) Eat your regular meals. You will be advised to take ibuprofen, Aleve or Motrin 2-3 hours prior to the procedure. Ask the provider at your consultation if additional medications are recommended.

Postprocedure: (after) Some cramping and bleeding can be expected. Ibuprofen can be taken every 6 hours to help with any discomfort.

IUD Placement Options

 


What is Mirena?

  • Mirena is a small, T-shaped device, also known as an IUD, or intrauterine device.
  • Placed into the uterus by a trained healthcare provider during an office visit
  • You should do a monthly self-check to make sure it's in place—ask your healthcare provider to explain how
  • Placement of Mirena is nonsurgical
  • Completely reversible, so you can have it removed at any time and try to become pregnant right away
  • Placement takes only a few minutes

Everyone is different, and some women may experience discomfort or spotting during and after placement. These symptoms should go away shortly. If they don’t, contact Dr. Jones, as Mirena may not have been properly placed. Within 4 to 6 weeks, you should return for a follow-up visit to make sure that everything is okay.

How does Mirena work to prevent pregnancy?

  • Mirena is an IUD that releases small amounts of a progestin hormone called levonorgestrel into the uterus.

Mirena may work in several ways:

  • However, it is not known exactly how these actions work together to prevent pregnancy.
  • Mirena starts working as soon as it is placed in the uterus.

Skyla

Skyla is a type of intrauterine device, also known as an IUD.

But what is that, exactly?

An IUD is a small, t-shaped device that’s placed in your uterus by your OB/GYN during a routine visit.

Getting an IUD is nonsurgical and typically takes just a few minutes. Once in place, it provides continuous, highly effective birth control.

  • Everyone is different, and some women may experience discomfort or spotting during or after placement. These symptoms should go away shortly. If they don’t, contact your OB/GYN. Within 4 to 6 weeks, you should return for a follow-up visit to make sure that everything is okay.
  • Skyla is an IUD that releases a low dose of hormones and is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for up to 3 years.
  • No daily pills, monthly refills, or trips to the pharmacy. You should make sure Skyla is in place with a monthly self-check. Your healthcare provider can show you how.
  • Made of soft, flexible plastic
  • Completely reversible and can be removed by your OB/GYN at any time if you change your mind, so you can try to get pregnant right away.
  • It may be smaller than you think (Actual size: 1.18”)
  • Skyla is FDA-approved and can be used whether or not you have had a child. It is available by prescription only.

 


LILETTA

Make An Informed Choice

 

  • LILETTA is an IUS, intrauterine system (otherwise known as an intrauterine device or IUD) that is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider to prevent pregnancy.
  • LILETTA is proven to be >99% effective in preventing pregnancy for up to 3 years.
  • LILETTA is a reversible form of birth control. Your healthcare provider can remove it any time.
  • LILETTA is an IUS, intrauterine system, otherwise known as an intrauterine device or IUD.
  • LILETTA is a small, T-shaped device made of flexible plastic and contains a progestin hormone called levonorgestrel.

 


PARAGARD

PARAGARD is a form of birth control known as an intrauterine device (IUD).

It’s the only IUD that’s completely hormone free.

PARAGARD is a “T” shaped device made of soft, flexible plastic and copper (176 mg of copper wire wrapped on the vertical stem of the “T” shaped frame, and a 68.7 mg copper collar on each horizontal arm).

PARAGARD is over 99% effective and completely hormone free. It helps prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years, but your healthcare professional can remove it at any time.

PARAGARD is a copper-releasing device that is placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years.

The copper in PARAGARD enhances its effectiveness. It interferes with sperm movement, egg fertilization, and possibly prevents implantation.

Because PARAGARD is hormone free, you should keep your menstrual cycle. And if you decide you’re ready for a baby, you can start trying to get pregnant the same day PARAGARD is removed by your healthcare professional.


NEXPLANON

NEXPLANON is a birth control implant that lasts for up to 3 years, and is over 99% effective.

NEXPLANON is the small, thin and flexible arm implant that provides up to 3 years of continuous birth control.

That’s why NEXPLANON is considered a long-acting birth control option. It’s placed discreetly under the skin of your inner, upper arm by your health care provider. It’s also reversible and can be removed by your health care provider at any time during the 3 year period.

You may become pregnant as early as a week after the removal of NEXPLANON.

How does NEXPLANON work?

Hormones in birth control stop an egg from being released by your ovary and also prevent sperm from reaching the egg.

NEXPLANON puts a steady, low dose of hormone into your bloodstream. NEXPLANON works for up to 3 years to prevent pregnancy.

NEXPLANON is placed in the inner, upper arm. This means it is hidden from view.

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