You should visit your healthcare provider for a check-up about one month after placement so they can make sure Paragard is still in place in your uterus.
Check your Paragard IUD monthly
It is good to make a habit of doing a monthly thread-check of your Paragard to ensure it is still in place.
To do this:
- Reach up to the top of your vagina with clean fingers to feel the two threads. Make sure not to 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
You should be able to feel the short threads attached to Paragard with your finger.