IUD Insertion in Brampton

For a safe and effective IUD insertion in Brampton, consider the specialists at Heart Lake Health Centre. We offer a variety of birth control methods, including IUD insertion.

What Is an IUD?

As one of the most effective birth control methods, an intrauterine device is a T-shape plastic device inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. An IUD has two plastic strings that remain in the vagina, just outside of the cervix. These strings cannot be seen or felt during sexual intercourse.

Types of IUD

Copper IUD/Non-Hormonal IUD

The copper IUD works to destroy sperm to prevent any egg fertilization. The IUD device has copper coiled around it and does not contain hormones.


copper IUD
Copper IUD/Non-Hormonal IUD

Hormonal IUD

A hormonal IUD contains progestin which is released to thicken the cervix’s mucous while thinning the uterine lining. These actions deter sperm from passing through and also impedes the implantation of an egg into the uterus. 

Hormonal IUD
Hormonal IUD

The IUD Insertion Procedure

Before IUD Insertion

Before arriving at our IUD insertion clinic, we recommend that most patients take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs one hour before the appointment to help with any cramping or discomfort.

Ask your gynecologist any questions at your initial consultation. Before the appointment, have a healthy light meal to prevent dizziness from hunger.

During IUD Insertion

During the IUD insertion, our gynecologist in Brampton will cleanse the vagina and cervix base with an antiseptic solution. A speculum is inserted to guide the IUD into the uterus.

After IUD Insertion

As many patients can experience dizziness and cramping, it is recommended to have someone available to take you home to rest for the day. Some people may be able to return to regular activities the same day.

In the 24 hours after the procedure, it is recommended to abstain from sexual intercourse, using a tampon, and avoid swimming or baths.

Consult Experienced Professionals at IUD Insertion Clinic in Brampton

Visit Heart Lake Health Centre for IUD Insertion in Brampton

For a regular or emergency IUD insertion, book a consultation with one of our gynecologists in Brampton at Heart Lake Health Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

At our walk-in clinic in Brampton, expect the procedure itself to take less than five minutes.

Is IUD Insertion Painful?

No, most women do not experience pain but may have some discomfort or cramping.

How Long Does It Take to Heal After IUD Insertion?

With an IUD insertion, patients may experience spotting for up to three months. Women can have sexual intercourse after 24 hours.

How Soon After Insertion Does an IUD Work?

The copper/non-hormonal IUDs and hormonal IUDs are effective as soon as they are inserted if done within the timeframe of your period. It can take up to seven days to be effective at any other time.

How Long Will the IUD Protect Me?

Each form of the copper and hormonal IUDs has an expiry date and will need replacement if birth control is still needed after that. IUDs are effective between three to 12 years.

Are There Any Side Effects of IUD Insertion?

There are risks of side effects that include spotting, cramping, headaches, irregular periods, nausea, mood swings, weight gain, and pelvic discomfort.

When Should I See the Doctor?

If you experience a fever, chills, intense cramping, heavy bleeding, or signs the IUD is falling out, see your doctor immediately.

What Is the Cost of IUD?

Talk to our gynecologists about the expected cost for the IUD procedure. The device may be covered by your private insurance. Upfront costs can range from $250 to $400 CAD.

Heart Lake Health Center

For the past 25 years, Heart Lake Health Centre has been providing trusted medical services with dedicated industry professionals. Our team is combined of doctors who specialize in family medicine, urology, physical medicine, dermatology, pediatrics, podiatry, and cardiology. At Heart Lake Health Centre, our top priority is the health of you and your family’s. You can rely on our healthcare professionals to ensure an A-grade experience.