Joining Team IUD

Originally published on June 23, 2015 on Huffington Post 

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Life is full of situations that are beyond my control, but my reproductive system should not be one of them.

Last Sunday my cervix was not happy with me. Perhaps that is a bit of an understatement. It was throwing a temper tantrum because of what I did to it about 48 hours prior. That’s when I officially became a member of Team IUD — Team Paraguard (Copper IUD) to be exact.

Chances are you stumbled across this blog as you Googled “what is it like getting an IUD” or “does getting an IUD hurt.” At least thats what I did in the weeks leading up before joining Team IUD.

As far as the IUD insertion experience, I’m not going to lie, by no means was this a walk in the park. There were multiple times during the half hour appointment that my wonderful gynecologist offered to stop the procedure because of my pitiful whimpers.

Knowing that this uncomfortableness was exacerbated because of my low tolerance of pain, and that I would never turn to get the procedure done if we stopped now, onward we continued.  Continue reading

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