In my mid-twenties and nowhere closer to having a baby, I was still on the same birth control I’ve been on since high school. I realized there had to be better options out there than the current birth control pill I was on, and decided it was time to make a change. After research and consulting with my doctor I decided to get an IUD. I was lucky and didn’t have any significant health problems with the pill, but after 10 years, I was ready to not have to remember to take a pill every single day.
I’m not going to lie, the IUD insertion was a little uncomfortable, but it was worth it. I experienced some pretty serious cramping for a few hours after the application, but other than that my experience with my new birth control has been amazing. While I know everyone has a different experience with IUDs, I only saw improvements to my health and life. Here is why I’m never going back.