Harvard Women's Health Watch

Ask the doctor: Is placing an IUD immediately after delivery safe?

Ask the doctor Q. My daughterís first baby is due soon, and she doesnít plan to have another child for several years. Her doctor recommended placing an IUD immediately after she delivers her baby. Iíve never heard of this. Is it safe? A. Her doctor is up to date! I counsel all of my pregnant patients about the option of immediate postpartum birth control in the form of an IUD…

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