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12) Breastfeeding: What are the Options for Contraception? (Talking IUC With Dr. D)

Dr. Kristina Dervaitis, an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist in Newmarket, Ontario, answers your IUC and contraception questions:

What are the options for contraception while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to use a levonorgestrel (hormonal) IUD when breastfeeding ? (Answer: Yes!!)

Please note: this channel is provided as a volunteer public health education initiative (not for profit, no industry support, the channel is not monetized with ads). Dr. Dervaitis received her MD in 2000 and completed her OB/Gyn residency training in 2005 at Western University.

For more information on contraception, I recommend the official sexual health website of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada:


12 thoughts on “12) Breastfeeding: What are the Options for Contraception? (Talking IUC With Dr. D)

  1. I have a question concerning the mentioned here and in another video 48hour window where IT is safe to insert an IUD after delivery. Why is IT safe then and not after that? Could you mąkę a video a out it? You mentioned that it is a different conversation and I would be interested as to why?

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  3. Hello Dr. is the Nexplanon safe while breastfeeding? I just got mine inserted.
    Felt so comfortable before getting it, now that I have it I’m a little concerned about how it works and may affect breastfeeding.

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