There are some very effective and safe methods of contraception that are ideal for women who have just had a baby and want to space their pregnancies or who want long term contraception. Your midwife will discuss this with you during one of your antenatal visits so that you can have your contraception ready to start as soon as you have your baby. Staff in the hospital, or community, will make sure you can get your chosen method easily and quickly. You should definitely have started using some form of contraception by 3 weeks after the baby is born.
You can download this leaflet
which provides information on contraceptive options, after you have had a baby.
This leaflet is also available in these other languages:
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To find out more about the long acting methods please watch this short film where you can see what the implant and coil (IUCD) look like and also see an implant being put in.