If you have just given birth and you do not want to get pregnant soon again or if you want to get pregnant and have the IUD removed, you can contact us for this. All women, young and old, whether or not you have been a client with us in our practice, are very welcome to us!
You no longer need a doctor or gynaecologist for a prescription for contraception or placing an IUD. Very easy for you.
A pregnancy will make that your period can come back (un) regularly. It is different for everyone when the first menstruation occurs after a pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding it is possible that your period will stay away longer than when you are bottle-feeding. For everyone it applies that before you have your first menstrual period, ovulation has already taken place, this is possible from 4-6 weeks after the birth, which means that you are fertile again. It is not possible to estimate when ovulation is, because everyone’s first menstrual period is therefore very different. If you do not want to become pregnant again shortly after or if it is not recommended to become pregnant again in the first year (for example after a caesarean section), it is advisable to take this into account. We discuss contraception with you in childbirth and during the follow-up check. You can always contact us by phone, and then we can explain the advantages and disadvantages of the different options.
We place an IUD from 12 weeks after the birth or with women who have never given birth, in the first days of your period. The appointment for placing the IUD lasts approximately 40 minutes. We advise you to take a painkiller an hour in advance. It is possible that you will get some cramps after placing the IUD, this will remove the sharp edges.
After an introductory interview, we first do internal research to feel the location of the cervix. Then we insert a speculum, so that we have a good view of the cervix. The cervix is grasped with tongs and the length of the uterus is measured with a thin stick. The IUD can then be placed. This is done with the insertion sleeve. When the IUD is in the right place, we remove the insertion sleeve and cut the wires to the correct length. For more information click here.
After the placement you often have some nagging abdominal pain and blood loss, this decreases automatically, but can happen during the first 3-6 months, because your body has to get used to the IUD.
Six weeks after the placement you come back to us to hear if you have complaints from the spiral and for an ultrasound to assess whether the spiral is in the right place. A hormone IUD can stay in its place for up to five years, the T-safe copper IUD for up to 10 years. Of course you can also come to us for the removal of the spiral.
Did you know that:
Most health insurers compensate the placement of an IUD?
Do you have questions or would you like more information? Call us!