What is Nuvaring?
The device for women, who consulted with a doctor before, is a smart way of birth control, also keeping your choices safe. Nuvaring is an ingenious and convenient method that could help you if used correctly.
By releasing hormones on a woman’s body, the Nuvaring device prevents any pregnancy.
How Nuvaring works
Discussions about contraception often center around the pill or intrauterine methods. But the vaginal ring has a lot to offer, differing on what you’re looking.
Nuvaring is a flexible device, like a plastic loop that is placed into your vagina and produces hormones to prevent unexpected pregnancies. It uses estrogen and progestin to make the uterus empty.
Mary Jane Minkin, a M.D. and clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale Medical School describes her Nuvaring experience. She said, “People have mysterious thoughts about it, but it is like taking a combined hormonal birth control pill in another form.”
How does estrogen work? It smothered the ovulation, meaning that your ovaries won’t release any eggs from sperm to fertilize. The progestin, on the other hand, makes your cervical mucus stronger so that sperm won’t travel anymore.
It also weakens your uterine lining. This process won’t give the fertilized egg enough nutrients to grow. You must remember that Nuvaring won’t keep you safe from any sexually transmitted infections.
Nuvaring helps you lower your pain when you’re on your period. The progestin from the device succeeds in reducing the lining of your uterus so that you can have a lighter flow.
Also, the prostaglandins, which give you very much pain sometimes, is lowered in a significant way.
The device comes in one size only. A feature that makes the device so unique. Being so flexible it can stretch inside your vagina, ensuring your comfort.
It is easy to insert and remove. You insert the device by washing your hand very good before and dry them, too.
Then, find the best position that you are most comfortable with; you can lye down, standing, or with one leg up in the air. Take your Nuvaring and hold it between your thumb and your forefinger.
Squeeze the sides together and insert the device gently into your vagina. You should push it a little bit with your index finger.
Remember, if you feel uncertain about it or uncomfortable, try to push it a little bit more. And for its removal, things are easier — you have to wash carefully and dry your hands.
Then, pick a comfortable position and try not to force yourself with anything. Put your index finger into your vagina and gently pull out the device by up and down movements.
Be careful with its disposal, and try to respect the environment.
Nuvaring doesn’t have to be stored in the fridge before you use it. Only the pharmacists must keep the devices in a safe and proper place.
Comes with the prescprition advice to keep it at room temperature. You can store it from up to four months, but you should always check the expiration date.
It cannot be lost inside you. Your cervix will always stop the device from going anywhere inside your body. It is safe and precise.
As well, it won’t cause breakthrough bleedingsand won’t irritate your vagina. Even if the device uses same hormones as the well-known contraception pill, you don’t have to worry about any bleeding.
Also, it has been proved that Nuvaring won’t cause any irritations or other pains.
Nuvaring won’t fall out, but if this happen you can reinsert the device up to three hours.
A woman who has bad cases of blood clots in their arms, legs, or lungs; people who had a stroke; the ones with high blood pressure; people who smokes or are over the age of 35 are advised not to use the device.
Nuvaring won’t affect at all your fertility after you stop using it. When you decide to take the device out, you don’t have to worry that your ovaries could be in any danger. For any issue, however, or if you feel anxious, you should see a doctor immediately.