Any gynecologist/nurse/assistant bees?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am not any of what you described above. However, I had an IUD inserted and my Dr didn’t have me do it at any particular time or say anything about timing. I do know some get a recommendation to do it when your cervix is more open (like what you describe above) but not sure what time during your cycle that is.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MsJ2theZ:  ther cervix opens up around ovulation 🙂

@icanhearyousmile: i don’t have an answer to your question- i’m not medical professional and i don’t use iud’s- but i just wanted to say that the end of your cycle is right before you start your period. it sounds like you’re expecting your period very soon, so right now you’re at the end of your cycle and you don’t need to wait. but if you have to wait until the end of your period, then yeah, hold off a little longer.

but i would think it would be easier to insert an iud in the middle of your cycle- not the end- because as the previous poster mentioned, the cervix is open.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Im a nurse… you do not have to wait till the “near the end” of your cycle, like pp said it is so your cervix is more open and not as painful.. though it will be painful no matter what.  I had mine put in when I went for my consult.  Theyw were gonna schedule an appt near the end of my cycle but I just asked to do it now and they said sure but it would be more painful.  It was fine though.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@icanhearyousmile:  I am a nurse but not specifically trained in gynecology (full disclosure here…I did do labor & postpartum) but what I’ve been told by gyno nurse associates is that the IUD is used as an interruption in the endometrial lining so that a potentially fertilized egg wont implant. At the end of your cycle is when your uterine/endometrial lining is already at it’s thinist, so it has a good chance right away of preventing the thickening of the endometrium. Along with the softening of your cervix, this is the preferred time most gynos like to place them. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It tends to be preferential to do it at or just after your period, because your cervix is open and the intersertion is less painful.

When I had mine inserted I had medication prescribed that opens up the cervix

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