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How soon after I give birth can I get the Paragard IUD placed?

Paragard can be placed immediately after child birth (postpartum) or during the second postpartum month.

Placement immediately after delivery may result in higher risk of expulsion. Unless placed immediately postpartum, placement should be delayed to the second postpartum month.

Talk to your healthcare provider in advance if you would like to schedule a postpartum placement.

  • IUDs, including Paragard, have been associated with an increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Don’t use Paragard if you have a pelvic infection, certain cancers, a copper allergy, Wilson’s disease, or PID. Continue reading
  • If you miss a period, have persistent abdominal pain, or if Paragard comes out, tell your healthcare provider (HCP). If it comes out, use back-up birth control. Continue reading