It is said that there is nothing better than giving birth. It is viewed as bringing a new life to this earth. However, the flip side to this action that propagates the furtherance of a species, there are certain factors that also play a vital role. Some factors like the economic considerations and the societal pressures or the environment in which the new born will arrive in.
It is the occurrence of these and many other factors that a newly married couple and more so, the mother to be will have to consider before taking the leap of faith. In this discussion, we will seek to answer most of the questions that arise in the minds of any woman or couple that is planning to raise a family.
One of the foremost questions that comes to the minds of any woman is regarding the kinds of contraceptives that are available in the market that she can use without much fear of being impregnated for a specific period that she chooses.
Of course there are a lot of choices that you can choose from. Some of them being contraceptive pills or the use of condoms, either male or female or vaginal sponges. However, none of the means described have a rate of success that is as high as the intrauterine devices that are available in the market. These intrauterine devices or IUDs have the best rate of success of preventing an unwanted pregnancy, which stands at 99% when compared to other forms of contraception.
Another query that may arise in the minds of the women are about the kind of commitment that is needed if they seek to prevent a pregnancy with IUD.
With all the other devices that are used for contraception, there is a need for human intervention. This merely means that whether you choose to pop the pill or use an injectable contraceptive or try the hormonal patches, you have to remember to take the pills or remove and replace the patches when the time comes on a daily basis. However, with the IUD in place, you have to just check whether you can feel the string which will assure you that the IUD is in place and is doing what it does best.
A third question that is mostly asked by women is with regards to the partner being bothered with the presence of the IUD during penetration.
This has been proven beyond a shade of doubt that the IUD does not interfere in the act of sex at all. However, if the woman so chooses, she can cut the thread upto some part. Though not fully since it will make it difficult for the doctor or the healthcare worker to remove it when she wants it removed or at the end of the specified period.
A question that is in the minds of many women even now because of widespread rumours spread about the IUD is whether it travels throughout the body and gets lodged in the heart or the brain.
This is the most absurd queries that was floated by the early nay sayers who opposed the IUD. In fact, the IUD has never been seen travelling as far away as the heart or the brain in any of the cases where the woman may have complained of the IUD being not there since the threads could not be felt by her.
Thus, it can be seen that the IUD is one of the safest bets when it comes to prevention of unwanted pregnancies and also when it comes to the question of spacing your children to give them the best of care and attention that they deserve.