The birth of a child brings about many changes. The span of time that follows labour is a hectic period, and it will take some time before you are back to your normal rhythm. Contraception is often not at the forefront of your mind. Your libido is often not the same as it was before the birth. Yet it is still important to consider in advance the type of contraception you want to use. Ovulation can occur three weeks after labour. It is important to realise that not all methods of contraception may be used when breastfeeding, as some methods can affect the quantity and quality of your breast milk.


The IUD (intra-uterine device) is a very reliable form of contraception, which combines well with breastfeeding. There are two types of IUD (also known as coils): the hormone-containing IUD, the Mirena IUD, and the T-safe copper IUD. The main action of an IUD device is to prevent fertilization. The T-Safe renders sperm inactive, so that no fertilization can occur. The Mirena encourages tougher uterine membranes which sperm cannot penetrate. In some women, ovulation is suppressed.

We place both the Mirena IUD and the copper IUD at our practice. Inserting an IUD device is often a bit uncomfortable and takes a few minutes.

We can write you a prescription for the Mirena IUD. The T-safe is the only device that you can buy online without prescription: device-order /. You can also purchase the T-safe from us for the same price of € 69.00.

If you are breastfeeding, there are various methods of contraception available. Together we will look at your choices. The various methods are:

Spoed / Emergency


Call our emergency number:

010-455 97 09


Verloskundigen Rotterdam West
Heemraadssingel 152
3021 DK Rotterdam

Tel nr: 010-456.83.69

P.C. Hooftplein 45
3027 AW Rotterdam

Only if no answer:
Doctors Line: 0251-260.224