Visit your healthcare provider for a check-up about one month after placement to make sure Paragard is still in place in your uterus.
It is also good habit for you to do a monthly thread-check to make sure Paragard is still in place. To do this:
- Reach up to the top of your vagina with clean fingers to feel the two threads. Do not pull on the threads.
- If you have trouble finding the threads or feel more than just the threads, call your healthcare provider right away. In the meantime, use an additional form of birth control as a backup.