The physicians at Leavitt Women’s Healthcare offer a variety of contraception methods to ensure that every patient’s needs are met. Birth control options include birth control pills, IUDs, and implants. Permanent forms of birth control like Essure and tubal ligation are also available to women who have completed their families. This variety of contraception options means women can choose what's best for their needs, their lifestyles, and their comfort levels. Some options include long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) like IUDs and arm implants that may be more convenient, but birth control pills are more familiar and offer additional hormonal benefits. Women should discuss their needs honestly during their consultation to ensure they select the birth control that suits them best.
IUD is an acronym for intrauterine device, a T-shaped device that is inserted inside the uterus during a simple, in-office procedure. IUDs are available in hormonal (Mirena®) and non-hormonal options (ParaGard®). Non-hormonal IUDs such as ParaGard are made of copper and work by altering the chemical composition of cervical and uterine fluid and mucus, making the uterus inhospitable to sperm. The Mirena IUDs use slow-release hormones similar to those found in birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. IUDs are effective for between 5-10 years depending on the type used.
Nexplanon is a birth control implant which is about the size of a match that is inserted on the inside the patient’s bicep. Nexplanon is effective for up to 3 years, providing constant pregnancy prevention. Many women prefer the implant because it means they do not have to remember to take a pill every day. Once inserted, Nexplanon is over 99% successful at preventing pregnancy although it does not prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections. If a woman decides that she is ready to become pregnant, Nexplanon can be removed at any time; the implant must be removed and replaced by the end of the third year.
"All were amazing and really helped me feel comfortable, especially in high stress situations. All of their staff is so kind and welcoming to everyone as well."
"I figured it was one to leave a male point of view for this guy. Dr Leavitt has delivered all 3 of my children. Perhaps the most personable doctor I have ever met."
"He has a wonderful bedside manner, spends all the time you need answering any questions and/or concerns, and most importantly you're never rushed..."
"I really felt like they all cared about me and my health and overall wellbeing. Scott even called over a weekend to give me my test results!"
"Talk about friendly staff and Doctor!! He always has the time. His bedside manner is the best! Pregnant or not, you are #1 priority. I will never go elsewhere."
"As a first time mom, I could not be more satisfied with my experience at Leavitt Women's Center with Dr Adams as my OB! All around great people!"
"I went to Dr Adam's for my 2nd pregnancy and I have never felt so comfortable with a doctor's office like I did this one."
"I had an incident a few days after I gave birth at 2:00 in the morning; where other offices wouldn't be available Dr. Leavitt answered the phone after just two rings."
"With every birth Dr. Leavitt always made sure I had wonderful experience and included my husband in every delivery. I'm so thankful I had him as my doctor."
"I have had one appointment with Dr Adams and he was very nice and took time to get to know me."
"They are very professional & Dr. Leavitt always took the time to talk to me! I never felt rushed during an appointment."
"I couldn't have chosen a better doctor to care for me and my baby! Dr. Leavitt went above and beyond for us and was willing to answer every question!"
"Dr. Adams has been absolutely amazing! The pregnancy has been a little rough and he was always more than willing to answer any questions and address any concerns I had."