Contraception after Caesarean Section

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Did you know that after a caesarean birth you should not get pregnant again

for at least 18 months?*

Are you planning a caesarean section and would you like to receive information about contraception after your baby is delivered?  Perhaps you would like to delay your next pregnancy or you are looking for an alternative to sterilization?

In the period following a caesarean birth, it is very imperative to take the time to allow your body to recover from the impact of childbearing. The birth scar needs time to heal adequately. Getting pregnant (too) soon after a caesarean birth could result in serious complications with a substantial impact on the health of the mother and her child. Therefore, safe and reliable contraception after caesarean section is of the utmost importance.


* According to World Health Organization.

Gyn-CS is a safe and convenient method of contraception after caesarean section!

Physicians agree that contraception with an intrauterine device (an IUD or coil) is the most effective reversible contraceptive option after giving birth. However, traditional IUDs are causing problems when inserted immediately after a caesarian section when the uterus is enlarged:  they can fall out, be displaced or embed in the wall of the uterus as the uterus contracts to its normal size. Furthermore, this can lead to pain and bleeding with rates of expulsion and displacement up to 40% or more being reported. (Lumbiganon 2010, Gibbons 2010)
Gyn-CS as it is specifically designed for insertion immediately after delivery by caesarean section, by anchoring the device into the upper uterine wall. GYN-CS acts as a contraceptive for 3 or 10 years by releasing copper ions and it is therefore completely hormone free. This results in a very slim and flexible design that adapts to any size of uterus – both the uterus that is still expanded due to the pregnancy as well as the uterus that has regained its normal size after 6 to 8 weeks.

The benefits of Gyn-CS as a contraceptive method after caesarean section!

  • Placement is easy, safe and quickly accomplished (fit and forget)

  • Immediately active

  • Long-term contraception (3 or 10 years)

  • High contraceptive protection of over 99.5% (PI 0.1-0.5)

  • Hormone free

  • No impact on breastfeeding

  • No systemic side effects

  • Can be removed starting from 4 weeks following insertion, with an immediate return to fertility

  • Reversible alternative for sterilization

Would you like to know more about Gyn-CS?

Also read:


The Caesarean Section

Gyn-CS Applicator

What is Gyn-CS?

Information for Patients

information for specialists

Information for doctors