Myth: I've had a baby recently, my Doctor said I needed to wait to get the coil.

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Myth: I've had a baby recently, my Doctor said I needed to wait to get the coil.

Truth:

A Intrauterine Device or Intrauterine System can be put in from four weeks after a vaginal or caesarean birth. You will need to use another method of contraception from three weeks (day 21) after birth until the IUD is put in. For some women it can also be put in within 48 hours of birth, you can ask your midwife for more information. An Intrauterine Device can be used safely while you are breastfeeding and will not affect your milk supply.