Melanie H

Hey ladies,

I got my first IUD 3 weeks ago and wanted to hear anyone's thoughts who have it =) 

The insertion was extremely painful (26 no kids) and continued to hurt up until a week ago. I thought I had to get it removed because my pain was so bad for 2 weeks. Now I have my first period, and although my flow is significantly heavier its not a bother and my cramps aren't too bad. 

Wow I'm seriously impressed so far YAY for non hormonal BC. 
Nov 03, 2015 @ 05:52 pm

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Hey! It was something I was considering getting myself as hormonal birth control methods caused me to gain 30 pounds in a month and both my husband and I find alternatives uncomfortable!

I was concerned due to the heavy period (mine used to be quite heavy before I got PCOS) but it's really hard to get a doctor here in Quebec, so I was hoping I could ask you a cheeky question!

Did you discuss with your doctor at all, the small risk of something going wrong? What advice did they give you for that if so (I'm 30 and want kids sometime soon) any other advice you can give me for the IUD would be very appreciated, sorry to hijack your thread!
Nov 03, 2015 @ 10:36 pm
Melanie H


No problem at all.

I didn't get it inserted through my doctor as she recommended me to go an OBGYN who does them very frequently. So I did just that, went to a local "Women's Clinic". I didn't discuss that with her because I knew she had a tun of experience putting them in (if the doctor/obgyn isn't used to doing this a lot it could tear your cervix, so I recommend finding someone who does this all the time!

My period was quite normal before, not overly heavy. Still its a good price to pay for having this worry free BC.
Nov 03, 2015 @ 10:49 pm

Melanie H

Thanks so much for the advice! :)
Nov 03, 2015 @ 10:55 pm

Love it!

I love my IUD! Got my first one about 4 months ago. I've had 2 kids and I didn't find insertion bad at all, a bit uncomfortable but not too bad. My period has been fairly regular with it, way less flow, zero cramps and best of all no crazy weight gain and nothing to remember to take each day. There are risks associated with it - they are quite rare. My doctor has inserted thousands and has had a few women whose bodies expelled the IUD and 2 who have had it go up a bit too high and an OBGYN had to get it out. My strings on mine curled up so I can't check it myself, but my doctor sent me for an ultrasound to check positioning and it's in a fine position. Overall, best birth control decision I've ever made.
Nov 03, 2015 @ 11:28 pm


Accidents can happen, there is a lady in my community who did get pregnant despite IUD but it is pretty rare.
Nov 04, 2015 @ 08:36 pm


I was more worried about the possibility for Uterine rupture, but that's probably one of those once in a million things...I'm just an anxious person XD
Nov 04, 2015 @ 08:45 pm

My doc told me rupture generally happens upon insertion due to poor positioning or inexperience. She's never had that happen to anyone. It's quite rare but does occasionally happen
Nov 04, 2015 @ 09:06 pm

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