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Being Admitted - IUD Insertion

If you are having an IUD inserted with sedation, your stay will be approximately 3 hours. If you are not having anaesthetic, your stay will be approximately 1.5 hours.

On arrival at our clinic you will be required to complete a series of Hospital Admission Forms.

After you have finished your admission paperwork and have provided payment, you will see an admission nurse who will check your obs, temperature, and your blood group. They will also perform a pregnancy test. The nurse will ask if you would like a CST and/or STI check which would be bulk-billed. The nurse will run through the paperwork and procedure details. This is your chance to ask questions in private. The nurse will then take you down to the patient waiting room where you will get dressed into theatre attire including a gown, hat, and shoes.

Once you are ready, the doctor will call you in to their consultation room. The doctor will run over the procedure with you and will offer expert advice, so please feel free to ask questions. If you decide to proceed with the contraception, you will be required to sign a consent form with the doctor.

If you are having anaesthetic, you will then see the anaesthetist to discuss your medical history and the anaesthetic.

You are now ready to have the procedure.

Once you have seen all of the relevant staff, you will be ready for the procedure.

A nurse will take you from the patient waiting room up to the operating theatre. This can be a daunting process, but all of our staff are caring and will try to make this process as comfortable as possible.

If you are having a sedation, the anaesthetist will insert a cannula into your right arm, and will put you to sleep.

The instruments the doctor uses are the same that you would have experienced when having a Pap smear. The doctor will take swabs for your CST and STI checks, then they will gently insert the device through the vagina and cervix, and into the uterus. The IUD has long strings attached which the doctor will cut to about 2cm. These strings will fall into the top of the vagina and are there so that you can check every few weeks that the device is still in place.

The procedure will only take about 3 minutes.

Being Admitted - Contraceptive Implant Insertion

After you have finished your admission paperwork and have provided payment, you will see an admission nurse who will check your obs and temperature, and who will also conduct a pregnancy test. The nurse will run through the paperwork and procedure details with you, so this is your chance to ask questions in private. 

Once you are ready, the doctor will call you in to their consultation room. The doctor will run over the procedure with you and will offer expert advice, so please feel free to ask questions. If you decide to proceed with the contraception, you will be required to sign a consent form with the doctor.

Once you have spoken with our doctor about a contraceptive implant  and have decided to proceed, the doctor will put a small mark on the skin of the inside upper arm. After the skin is cleaned with antiseptic, the doctor will inject the area with a local anaesthetic so the remainder of the procedure is comfortable. 

You are now ready for the insertion.

Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, the doctor will insert the device underneath the skin. A dressing and bandage is applied which should remain in place for at least 24 hours.

Removing an Implanon is a similar procedure to the insertion.

Being Admitted - Contraceptive Injection

The Depo Provera Injection is administered with an injection into the thigh or buttox. You will have a nurse check over your obs and temperature, and they will also perform a pregnancy test. You will have a consultation with the doctor prior to having the injection. The injection may be gven by the doctor, or by one of our experienced nurses.


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