It was realizing this that was the tipping point in my decision to get an IUD.I wanted birth control that was even more effective than my pill and that wasn’t susceptible to user error or interference from antibiotics so that I could be more certain I wouldn’t be faced with a decision that I really did not want to make.
By some miracle, I was able to schedule an appointment for a Friday before a long weekend that would also happen to be on the last day of my period.
It might seem odd that knowing that I am now in a position where I could parent has made me much more determined to not become pregnant, but it’s how I feel.
When I first talked to the nurse practitioner about getting an IUD, she was very supportive.
The day of the appointment, I made sure to take 400mg of ibuprofen about an hour and a half before my appointment.
I really hadn’t been worrying about the pain of the insertion.