24 May 2022

Non-hormonal IUD

There are 2 main kinds of IUD's : with and without hormones. Let us explain the differences between hormonal and non-hormonal IUD's, and how they work.

Among the available contraceptive methods, the IUD is frequently used.

The copper IUD, also known as an intrauterine device (IUD). This does not release any hormones into your body, unlike the intrauterine system (IUS) or hormonal IUD. Copper is deleterious to sperm. The insertion of the copper IUD is a common procedure with no particular risk, and it can be performed by your general practitioner or gynecologist.

6 Oct 2022

My doctor is recommending that I try a non hormonal IUD called Paragard after I give birth...but they'd have to wait until my 6 wks check-up to insert it. 6 wks??? I can get pregnant twice in 6 wks!


10 May 2022

Ladies, I need to be on birth control. I tried the Depo shot for about a year (11 years ago). I gained weight and my boobs grew exponentially (hated them so much that I had a BR. So that's a no go). I don't want to have to worry about taking the pill every day. I don't want the implant in my arm. I was thinking of doing the copper IUD (non-hormonal) but I heard it can cause heavier/longer periods and severe cramping. My midwife suggested Kyleena (hormonal IUD). Thoughts? Experience? Thanks! 😊