A pregnancy test, especially if you have not been using an effective method of birth control, have been sexually active in the past month, and are not having your menstrual period at the time of the procedure.
Inserts a probe through your cervix to determine how far the IUD should go into your uterus.
Loads the IUD into the insertion tube, which flattens the arms of the IUD that form the top of the "T."
Inserts the IUD through your cervix into your uterus.
Pulls the insertion tube all the way out.
Trims the IUD string to about 1 in. (2.5 cm) from the cervix.
Removes the forceps and speculum.
You may have some cramping during the procedure.
Your doctor will ask you to feel the string in your vagina before leaving the exam room so you will know how to check for IUD placement each month after each period.
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