WHAT TO EXPECT

The insertion procedure is a simple one and generally takes a few minutes during your appointment. A healthcare provider will insert Paragard® into your uterus. You might feel dizzy, nauseous, or faint. Your healthcare provider may ask you to lie down for a while and to get up slowly. You might also feel some pinching or cramping during the procedure. Talk with your healthcare provider about what you may need before and immediately following your appointment.

You’ll return to your healthcare provider about a month after Paragard® is inserted. This is to make sure it’s properly in place. You’ll also be guided through the simple monthly string check you’ll do at home. This is a good time to ask any questions you have about Paragard®.

If you have persistent pelvic or stomach pain, or if Paragard® comes out, tell your healthcare provider right away. If it comes out, use backup birth control and contact your healthcare provider.

Paragard®:

HOW WILL Paragard®
AFFECT MY DAY?

HOW WILL Paragard®
AFFECT MY DAY?

With Paragard®, you don’t have to worry about setting an alarm or remembering to visit the pharmacy. After Paragard® is in place, all you need to do is a simple monthly string check. It’s quick, and your healthcare provider can walk you through it the first time. Otherwise, Paragard® shouldn’t affect your day.