We offer information about contraception covering the different options available to you and their use. We will talk to you about contraception at the end of the week after birth and/or during your post-natal checkup 6 weeks after the birth of your baby.
You can also make an appointment for a contraception consultation even if you are not a client in our practice. We will be happy to see you and discuss your needs.
Once you have made a decision on a form of contraception, we can provide you with a prescription. If you choose an IUD (intra-uterine device) or the mini pill then your prescription will be processed digitally. We will send you a link to pay for the prescription and if you have chosen an IUD, it will be sent to the practice ready for you appointment and the mini pill will be sent directly to your home address. The payment invoice can be submitted to your insurance (check your policy for reimbursement).
If you have chosen an IUD, we will schedule an appointment for insertion at the practice. We will inform your family doctor (huisarts) about the contraception that you have chosen to add to your medical file.
If you would like more information about contraception, a prescription or to schedule an appointment – contact us and we will be pleased to help you further.
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We can fit a variety of types of IUD’s from 10 weeks after the birth of your baby. This is when the cervix (neck of the uterus) and the uterus have returned to their normal position and state. Following a caesarean section we will fit an IUD after 12 weeks.
The appointment will take approximately 30 minutes. Before the fitting we will do an internal ultrasound to determine the position of the uterus and to rule out a pregnancy. Following this we well fit the IUD. This is a little painful and takes a couple of minutes. We advise you therefore to take 2 paracetamol or 1 ibuprofen an hour before your appointment. After the fitting we will repeat the internal ultrasound to check that the IUD is in the correct position.
4-6 weeks after the fitting we will schedule a check-up appointment and repeat the internal ultrasound to check that the IUD is still in the correct position.
The cost for an IUD fitting including the ultrasounds and 6 week check-up is € 73.35 This may be reimbursed by your health insurance. We will send the bill directly to your health insurer and advise you to check your insurance policy to see what is covered. Check also if you will be required to pay from your mandatory excess (eigen risico).
The cost of a consultation appointment to remove an IUD is € 73,35. It is also possible to remove an IUD and fit a new one in the same consultation – the cost is then the same 1 x € 73,35. We will also provide you with pre-conceptional advise following an IUD removal, if required, in order to prepare for a healthy pregnancy.