Is there anything you can do before or after IUD insertion to prepare?

Before booking an appointment for IUD insertion, it’s a good idea to speak with your doctor about any period-related concerns.

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For example, your doctor can help you choose the best type of IUD for your body.

Hormonal versions tend to make periods lighter or stop them completely, meaning you may not need to use certain period products as much or at all.

Doctors can also recommend alternative menstrual products if you have a tilted uterus.

Although it’s perfectly possible to use tampons with a tilted uterus, some people find them difficult to insert.

Don’t forget to let your IUD inserter know which period products you’re likely going to be using, too.

“They may recommend trimming the [IUD] strings a bit shorter to reduce the chance of displacement,” Rayner says.