You may wish to have your coil (IUCD) removed for the following reasons:
You want to become pregnant
Your current device has expired and you want to have another fitted
You are having problems with the device and wish to change to another method of contraception
Before you have your coil removed
If you do not want to become pregnant and are not going to have another IUD or IUS put in you must use additional contraception, such as condoms, for 7 days before the IUD or IUS is taken out.
This is to stop sperm getting into your body. Sperm can live for up to seven days inside your body and could cause a pregnancy once the IUD or IUS is removed. Your fertility returns to normal as soon as the IUD or IUS is taken out.
If you want to try for a baby, start pre-pregnancy care such as taking folic acid, stopping smoking and reducing the amount of alcohol you drink prior to the coil being removed. You can ask your doctor, nurse or local pharmacist for advice. Your fertility returns to normal as soon as the IUD or IUS is taken out.