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post #21 of 24
I am glad to hear so many people have used the diva cup with no issues with their IUD because I have looked into one but decided against it because of the warning but now I think I am going to go ahead and try it.
post #22 of 24
I'd simply suggest getting a REALLY experienced dr. to put it in. It's not hard to insert, but a lot of doctors never have. My doctor referred me to someone else in the practice who had put in thousands. It makes the pain less (not bad, don't worry!) and 8 years later, when I was ready to get it out, I went back to that same doctor even though I was at a different practice.

I LOVED my IUD, and I used a Keeper for the last 6 years. I cannot imagine the small amount of suction would pull an IUD that was properly placed out.
post #23 of 24
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I guess I should update! Getting my IUD put in was exceptionally painful, but (as I told my nurse jokingly) much less painful than having kids (I imagine). My cramps were HORRIBLE this first period, so I just stuck with my cloth pads. Jeez, please tell me they get better. I'm absolutely dreading my next period
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by KaylaBeanie View Post
I guess I should update! Getting my IUD put in was exceptionally painful, but (as I told my nurse jokingly) much less painful than having kids (I imagine). My cramps were HORRIBLE this first period, so I just stuck with my cloth pads. Jeez, please tell me they get better. I'm absolutely dreading my next period
Getting the IUD before a baby has stretched the cervix flat out sucks. My poor cervix was like "you want me to stretch for what??" Ugh! I did the paraguard first but less than a year into it I was in so much pain - we later discovered that I am sensitive to copper and my body tried to expel it *every* month. So then I tried the mirena - which I actually loved until the hormones started causing hair loss, decreased libido and an "estrogen belly" about 2-1/2 years in.

For anyone reading this pre-vaginal birth that is considering an IUD: get the doctor or midwife to soften and slightly stretch the cervix with moistened swabs (i.e. lollipop sticks) left in the cervix opening for 15-30 minutes before inserting the IUD.
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