The Odds Of A ‘Lost IUD’ And 4 Other Tips For Mothers

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There are quite a few reasons that IUDs are becoming increasingly popular with mothers. Nearly half of surveyed Mommyish readers report using the birth control device, and it’s simple to see why. As the most effective form of birth control out there, the IUD can accomodate those women who respond poorly to hormones. The device usually requires little to no maintenance and is reliable for anywhere between five to 10 years. Yet, there are noted but rare complications including the illusive and fear-inducing “lost IUD” scenario.

Mommyish spoke to practicing OBGYN Dr. Rebecca Brightman to better understand the odds of such a instance and to clarify what exactly counts as a “lost IUD” in the first place.

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