Copper iud

Thinking of this as an option for birth control...any opinions from those those who have had it??



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I am on my second copper IUD (first one removed to have another baby). The insertion was no big deal, a little worse than menstrual cramps, a lot better than labor

I did have heavier flow and worse cramps for a couple of months the first time I had it in, then it settled down and was mostly like before. The second time I don't remember the flow or cramps being worse than usual.

I've been pretty happy with it. It was also the best option for me because I did not want hormones and I wanted to be spontaneous.
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I recently talked to my OB/Gyn about this as an option, would like to get away from hormones . A friend just got one last week and she's had some pain and cramps but is also a self confessed wimp ( no kids/childbirth experience)


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I recently talked to my OB/Gyn about this as an option, would like to get away from hormones . A friend just got one last week and she's had some pain and cramps but is also a self confessed wimp ( no kids/childbirth experience)


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Originally Posted by Spider
If she's never had kids, insertion is also going to be much more painful
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I had one (inserted 6 weeks pp, right after my first period) and my period was one day longer. Also I had recurring yeast infections for the first year--I don't know if that was due to hormones from breastfeeding, the IUD or the combination, but I feel compelled to mention it whenever someone asks about the copper IUD. Insertion was uncomfortable, but not painful for me. I think it's a great option if you don't want hormones but don't want the hassle of remembering birth control.
I had the Paragard for 12yrs and now have the Mirena. Liked the Paragard. LOVE the Mirena. My periods stopped with the Mirena. There's no estrogen and very little progestin. I dont do well on other forms of birth control.
I had my Paragard inserted 4 months post partum and insertion was painless. 12 yrs later, the insertion for the Mirena wasn't too bad but not pain free. Definitely worth it.
I loved my copper IUD. I had it for 7 years and it was so great. I don't do hormones well so it was ideal. When I need BC again I'll definitely get another one.
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Are iud's covered by insurance?


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thanks all!

I thought about the Mirena, but with breastfeeding, and since I already know i am susceptible to supply issues, I want to stay away from it. I also do not do well with hormones, so the copper seems to be the front runner for BC.

Not sure about insurance...although I have hit my max out of pocket for this year so I should be fine.



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Mine was!

But now under the new law, they should be for everyone.
I just got my copper iud a few weeks ago! It seems to be working great, but it was a bit painful getting it in and the next two days I had cramps but now everything is back to normal I love the no hormone part
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