Findlay Women's Care -  - OB-GYN

Findlay Women's Care

OB-GYNs located in Findlay, OH

IUD Specialists

Being able to reduce your risk of unplanned pregnancies gives you more control over your reproductive health. Intrauterine devices (IUD) are among the most effective forms of birth control. At Findlay Women’s Care, Dr. Carmen Doty-Armstrong, Dr. Dawn Hochstettler, and Dr. Kimberlee Perkins provide IUDs for women in Findlay, Ohio, who want to avoid unplanned pregnancies.


What are IUDs?

IUDs are small, T-shaped devices that fit inside your uterus and prevent pregnancy from occurring. There are different types of IUDs available, including copper ones and hormonal ones. Although they don’t protect you from sexually transmitted diseases, they’re highly effective at preventing pregnancy. Having an IUD can provide you with peace of mind that you won’t end up becoming pregnant if you don’t want to.

How do IUDs prevent pregnancy?

It depends on the type of IUD you have. Copper IUDs contains copper that repels sperm, which prevents it from reaching eggs. Hormonal IUDs make the mucus in your cervix thicker, so sperm can’t get through. Some also prevent your eggs from moving out of your ovaries, which means you don’t end up ovulating. Your doctor at Findlay Women’s Care will help you determine which type of IUD would work best for you.

How long do IUDs last?

IUDs aren’t a permanent form of birth control, but some do last for many years. Depending on which type of IUD you get, you can expect it to last between three and 12 years before needing to replace it. Your doctor will let you know how long your IUD should last.

What should I expect when I get an IUD?

Before your doctor inserts your IUD, you might take medicine that makes your cervix numb or opens it more. You’ll then have a speculum placed in your vagina to hold it open so that your doctor can insert the IUD. It takes about five minutes or less to do.

You might have some cramping afterward, which usually doesn’t last long. However, some women experience cramping and back pain for hours after having an IUD inserted. You might also have some spotting, which usually stops within three to six months.

Are IUDs safe?

IUDs are considered safe for many women, but there are potential problems you should be aware of:

  • Copper IUDs might cause you to have heavier periods and cramping for a few months
  • IUDs can slip out of place, especially during periods, making them less effective
  • IUDs aren’t considered safe for women with an STD or pelvic infection
  • Copper IUDs aren’t considered safe for women who are allergic to copper

If you’re interested in getting an IUD, please contact Findlay Women’s Care to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carmen Doty-Armstrong, Dr. Dawn Hochstettler, or Dr. Kimberlee Perkins.

Most Major Insurances Accepted

We are providers for most of northwest Ohio's major health insurance plans. If you have medical insurance, we are anxious to help you receive your maximum allowable benefits. Prior to your first visit, please contact your insurance company to verify that our practice is an accepted provider in your plan. Once you have confirmed your insurance plan's acceptance, we will be happy to process your insurance claims for you. Please bring 1) a copy of your current insurance card 2) Photo ID that matches the last name as the name on your insurance card. If you do not see your insurance provider please contact our office.

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    "I could not say enough good things about Findlay Women's Care! They were amazing when I had my son."

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    "I had an awesome experience with the whole staff! Everyone was super nice and when it came time to deliver my baby they were all in for everything on my birth plan!"

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    "She always takes the time to answer my questions and is very friendly. Her staff is lovely."

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    "Dr. Doty delivered my first child and my second baby was delivered by one of the midwives. We had a wonderful experience with both deliveries."

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Findlay Women's Care
1917 South Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: 419-420-0904
Fax: (419) 420-1893
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