The NuvaRing is the brand name of a type of vaginal ring. It is a flexible plastic ring that releases the hormones estrogen and progesterone after being placed into the vagina, up near the cervix.
What to know about the NuvaRing
How does it work Nuva Ring?
The NuvaRing is a small plastic ring that aids contraception.
The NuvaRing is a small, flexible ring that is easy to insert and remove.
The birth control vaginal ring (NuvaRing) is a safe, simple, and affordable birth control method that you wear inside your vagina. It must be correctly positioned in the vagina to be effective. Once inserted, it should stay in place and not move around.
It works by releasing estrogen and progesterone.
These hormones both stop the eggs from leaving the ovaries and make the cervical mucus thicker so that the sperm cannot reach the eggs.
The device is normally worn for 3 weeks, and then it is removed to allow menstruation. A regular menstrual period will typically start within 2 or 3 days after removal. After 7 days, a new ring can be inserted.
Inserting a Nuva Ring: Panama City FL
To insert a NuvaRing:
- Wash and dry your hands.
- Hold the ring between your thumb and index finger.
- Press the sides of the ring together.
- Lie down, squat, or stand up on one leg, whichever is most comfortable.
- Carefully push the ring inside the vagina as far as possible. It cannot go too far, as it cannot pass the cervix.
- Keep the ring in place for 3 weeks.
- After 3 weeks, remove the ring by hooking the index finger under the forward rim and pulling it out.
Risks and side effects
NuvaRing is an effective means of contraception, but the user must follow the instructions. Around 9 percent of users become pregnant each year because they do not do this.
There may be some discomfort when the ring is first used while the body gets used to the hormonal changes. These may include bleeding between periods, breast tenderness, and nausea. They should disappear after 2 to 3 months of use.
Health considerations also make combination hormones unsuitable for some women.
Women should not use the NuvaRing if they:
- have a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clots in their legs, such as deep vein thrombosis, or in the lungs, a pulmonary embolism
- are allergic to any of the components of the NuvaRing
- have a heart valve or heart rhythm disorder
- have a liver tumor
- have high blood pressure
- have a history of breast or ovarian cancer