At your appointment, one of our medical professionals will ask you questions about yourself and your health. We want to make sure that the implant is the best option for you. If everything sounds good, they’ll put an implant into your arm.
It’s important that you’re not at risk of pregnancy when you first get your implant put in. Using contraception like condoms, or the pill, can lower your risk of pregnancy before you get your implant put in.
We might offer you a pregnancy test before putting the rods in.
The appointment usually takes 30-40 minutes from start to finish.
After the appointment, most people can get on with their day. It’s common to have a little bruising or tenderness for the next few days — avoid heavy lifting during this time.
If you get the implant between day 1 and day 5 of your period, then you will be safe from pregnancy straight away. At any other time in your cycle, you’ll need to use condoms for the first 7 days of having the implants.