An IUD or intra uterine device is made of plastic and is inserted deep into the uterine cavity to give the woman a chance of enjoying hassle-free intercourse without the tension and worry of a pregnancy.
The IUD works by preventing the sperm from reaching up to the egg to fertilize it. It also alters the lining of the uterus and makes it hostile for implantation of the fertilized egg. An IUD does not use hormones, so it is virtually free of side effects. It can remain in the woman’s body up to 5 years. If you wish to get pregnant after inserting an IUD, here are some of the steps to help you achieve the same
Tips To Get Pregnant After An IUD
Schedule An Appointment With A Doctor
Do not ever try to remove the IUD yourself. You will not be able to reach that far and the chances of an injury or infection are high. It is prudent to get in touch with your gynaec or doctor who can proceed to remove it so make sure you schedule an appointment. The IUD can be removed anytime and the procedure is rather painless.
Prepare Your Body For The Pregnancy
Once you have removed the IUD, start taking your essential prenatal vitamins like folic acid, which will strengthen your body from within. Lose weight if you are overweight by taking up regular exercise.
Chart Your Ovulation Date
It is very necessary to chart and pinpoint your ovulation date now that you are planning to conceive. The best part of an IUD is that you do not have to wait and can start having unprotected sex immediately and the chances of you conceiving in the first month are very high.
Since you have waited so long, speak to your doctor about your ovulation cycle and have sex during that time to aid conception. Predict your ovulation by calculating from your last period. If your cycle is 28 days, you will most likely be able to conceive around the 14th day of your cycle when ovulation is likely to occur.
If You Are Older
If you are older than 30, be patient as conception may take time. Make sure that you give yourself at least a year to conceive and have a baby. In the mean time, it is important to look after yourself, eat well and remain happy.
In Case Of A Pelvic Infection
There are times when the IUD may cause a pelvic infection like perforation, bleeding and pain. In such cases, see a doctor who will immediately remove the IUD. A course of antibiotics may be prescribed to treat the infection. It is wise to not try for a child until the infection has cleared up. Once the infection has cleared up, then you can again try to have a baby.
Generally, an IUD is one of the safest and most reliable forms of birth control and very rarely does a woman conceive with an IUD unless of course it has not been properly inserted. It makes sense to have the IUD inserted and removed only from a professional doctor who can do a neat job.