Lifebridge Health Centre | Women’s Health Services

IUD Insertion

IUD Insertion

What is an IUD?

An Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a small T-shaped plastic device that is inserted into a woman's uterus by a healthcare provider to prevent pregnancy. It's a long-term, reversible, and one of the most effective birth control methods available.

IUD Insertion at Lifebridge Health Centre

At Lifebridge Health Centre, we prioritize patient comfort and safety during the IUD insertion process. Our healthcare providers are experienced and trained in providing comprehensive counselling, ensuring that patients understand all aspects of the procedure, including its benefits, potential risks, and post-insertion care.

The IUD Insertion Procedure

The procedure is straightforward and usually takes 15 to 30 minutes. After a pelvic exam, a speculum is inserted into the vagina to hold it open, and then the IUD is inserted into the uterus through the cervix. There may be some discomfort during the process, but pain medications can be given, and the procedure can be timed with the menstrual cycle when the cervix is naturally more open.

After the IUD Insertion

Once the IUD is inserted, it can work for 3-10 years, depending on the type. Some women may experience cramps or spotting after the procedure. However, these symptoms should subside after a few days. At Lifebridge Health Centre, we offer post-insertion check-ups to ensure the IUD is in place and functioning correctly.

Choosing Lifebridge Health Centre

Lifebridge Health Centre is committed to providing quality and personalized healthcare services. We ensure a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment for all IUD insertion procedures. Our team is dedicated to helping you make the best decision for your health and lifestyle.

What can I expect during an IUD insertion at Lifebridge Health Centre?
At Lifebridge Health Centre, our professional healthcare team ensures a smooth and comfortable IUD insertion process. Typically, the procedure involves an initial consultation where your medical history is reviewed, followed by a pelvic exam. The IUD is then inserted through the cervix into the uterus. Some patients may experience mild discomfort during the procedure, which usually lasts only a few minutes.
What should I do post-IUD insertion at Lifebridge Health Centre?
After an IUD insertion at Lifebridge Health Centre, it's normal to experience slight cramping or discomfort, which should subside within a few days. We recommend over-the-counter pain relievers if needed. Also, you should check the IUD's strings initially and then periodically to ensure it remains in place. However, if you encounter severe pain, heavy bleeding, or signs of infection, contact our team immediately.