Does an IUD start working right away? I had my baby 6 days ago and plan on getting an IUD at my 6 week check up and I just wanted to know does it work right away or do you have to wait 2 weeeks like with the pill? I dont want another baby and if we have another it wont be for 5-10 years. She is my 3rd so were really happy but are still young so I dont want to tie my tubes or anything crazy.
I suggest getting an IUD without hormones. I see women on cm that have lots of problems because of the hormones with bleeding all the time, irregular bleeding, and other side effects. The older IUDs don't have hormones and are still very effective. If you want hormones in your body you may as well take the pill and know when you are going to have bleeding. Something to think about.
Breastfeeding without using bottles or pacifiers is effective at at preventing the return of fertility in the early months. If you breastfeed then that will protect you along with your IUD. If you have an IUD without hormones and breastfeed you may not have a period for 6 mo - 2 mo or longer.
Answer by Gailll at 12:04 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by Liz132 at 11:54 AM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by newathis918 at 12:04 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
typo - you may not have a period for 6 mo - 12 mo
Answer by Gailll at 12:05 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by riotgrrl at 12:15 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by aeneva at 12:25 PM on Aug. 18, 2010