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What happens if I get pregnant while on IUD?

Conceiving while using an IUD is rare but possible. If it happens, will the baby be affected? What are you supposed to do?

An intrauterine device (UID) is a small, T-shaped contraceptive device inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. While it is one of the most effective birth control methods (99% effective), its effectiveness may be affected if it is not well placed or if it moves.

If, in rare cases, a woman gets pregnant while on the IUD, there’s an increased risk of complications such as ectopic pregnancy, preterm birth, infection of the amniotic sac, or miscarriage. Immediate medical attention is crucial in such cases to ensure the safety of both the mother and the baby.

On the other hand, if the IUD is safely removed, the pregnancy may progress normally. However, the woman needs to seek medical advice as soon as you suspect you might be pregnant while using an IUD.

Remember! It is essential to consult with healthcare professionals for accurate information and guidance tailored to individual circumstances. With proper medical care and monitoring, the risks associated with conception while using an IUD can be managed, ensuring the best possible outcome for both mother and baby.

Related: All you need to know about the IUD

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