In today’s modern world, the decision about your family size is yours. But, many women feel overwhelmed by all the birth control choices out there. At Women First GYN in Hampton Roads in Chesapeake, Virginia, Margie Corney, MD, FACOG offers a full range of choices to help you build your family in your own way and in your own time. Use the online scheduler or call the office to arrange your appointment today.
Women First GYN offers a wide range of birth control options for your convenience. Some of the options include:
You take oral contraceptives every day to prevent pregnancy. Missed days or late doses can decrease effectiveness.
The birth control patch is worn in three-week periods, with a week off before starting a new patch.
The vaginal ring is worn for three weeks at a time, and then you take a week off and have a period before starting a new ring.
Birth control injections happen every three months. The injection stops ovulation to prevent pregnancy.
Dr. Corney places the birth control implant in your upper arm. It prevents pregnancy for up to three years.
Dr. Corney places an IUD in your uterus, where it prevents pregnancy long term. Hormone IUDs prevent pregnancy for 3-5 years depending on the type, while the copper IUD prevents pregnancy for up to 10 years. Dr. Corney might also recommend an IUD for other reasons, such as reducing heavy, long, and painful periods.
No matter what kind of birth control you’re considering, consistency is absolutely vital. As long as you use birth control exactly as directed, it’s highly effective at preventing pregnancy.
If consistency is a challenge for you, Dr. Corney might recommend an option like an IUD or implant, which doesn’t require replacement for years. Dr. Corney is happy to help you decide which birth control method suits your needs best.
If you want to start trying to conceive, simply schedule a visit with Dr. Corney to discuss stopping your current birth control safely. With some methods, it may take longer than others. But, most women are able to conceive within a year of stopping birth control. If you’re having trouble conceiving after discontinuing birth control, talk to Dr. Corney about options to improve your odds of pregnancy
NovaSure is a treatment called endometrial ablation in which Dr. Corney uses a state-of-the-art procedure to remove your uterine lining. If you suffer from heavy periods, long periods, or both, NovaSure can dramatically reduce or even stop your periods completely in one five-minute treatment.
NovaSure is only appropriate for women who are either finished building their family or who don’t plan to have any children. Although the chances of getting pregnant after NovaSure are reduced, it’s not intended to replace birth control.
Becoming pregnant after NovaSure can be dangerous, so it’s very important that you work with Dr. Corney to find a birth control solution that works for you long term after your NovaSure procedure.
For personalized birth control guidance, call Women First GYN or book online today.