IUD stands for Intra Uterine Contraceptive Device. An IUD is a small Flexible piece of T-shaped plastic that is inserted into the womb through the vagina by a trained professional. It prevents pregnancy for up to 12 years, while in the womb.
The Lydia IUD is easily removed by a trained provider, and a woman can get pregnant as soon as the Lydia IUD is removed.
Lydia has trained midwives throughout the nation to insert (and remove) the Lydia "safeload" IUD in a safe and hygienic manner. You can find these midwives at private facilities that have joined the Lydia Care Network. Call the Lydia Contact Center to be referred to your nearest facility: 0303974305
An IUD insertion is usually well tolerated by most women. Local anesthesia may be applied to the uterine cervix prior to the insertion. Some women may experience pain and dizziness after insertion, which usually settles after resting for a short time.
The IUD must be inserted by a trained healthcare provider who will follow the necessary procedure to ensure it is correctly positioned. Occasionally, the muscular contractions of the womb during menstruation may sometimes push it out of place or expel it. If a user of an IUD experiences any unusual bleeding, pain or discomfort, her doctor must be informed as soon as possible.
The Lydia IUD can be left in place up to 12 years, but depending on the type this may vary. After this time, it will need to be replaced with a new device. If this method of contraception has worked well for you, and if you still wish to use a long-term contraceptive option, then you can discuss with your doctor or healthcare provider about continuing with this method.
No, a woman can become pregnant once the IUD is removed just as quickly as a woman who has never used an IUD, although fertility decreases as women get older. Research studies find no increased risk of infertility among women who have used IUDs, including young women and women with no children.
Women using an IUD are more likely to experience an increase in blood loss each month than non-users. This typically occurs because of increased duration and heaviness of menstrual flow, but may also result from irregular bleeding and spotting in between periods.
For a woman having menstrual cycles, an IUD can be inserted at any time during her menstrual cycle if it is reasonably certain that the woman is not pregnant. Inserting the IUD during her monthly bleeding may be a good time because she is not likely to be pregnant, and insertion may be easier. It is not as easy to see signs of infection during monthly bleeding, however if the woman has heavy menstrual bleeding with clots, it may expel the IUD.