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How soon after I give birth can I get Paragard?

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.

  • Don’t use Paragard if you have a pelvic infection or certain cancers. Less than 1% of users get a serious infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
  • 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