Hold the cervix steady with the
tenaculum, and slowly push the tube
with the IUD in it into the opening of
the cervix. Never force the IUD into the
womb, even if it is difficult to insert.
Push the tube and IUD all
the way to the back of the
womb. When the gauge
stops against the cervix,
you have pushed the IUD
to the back of the womb.
If you feel resistance, do
not push any farther.
Inserting the IUD
Hold the rod steady. This will keep
the IUD in place. Without letting
the rod move, slowly pull the tube
When the tube comes out of the
cervix, you can pull the rod toward
yourself and out of the cervix.
Pull the tube
both the tube
and the rod.
A Book for Midwives (2010)