This is why I love Groupthink. I went away for my appointment, a slightly reassured but still nervous wreck, and came back to all these supportive stories!
The insertion was incredibly easy and straightforward. It honestly took less than 5 minutes, and that includes taking swabs for a PAP and doing a vaginal ultrasound to confirm placement. Now, this woman does nothing but female reproductive health, so she's more experienced than most, but I was surprised at how quickly it was over and done with.
I'm having some serious cramping now, but my monthly go-to remedy of heating pad + wine will hopefully bring me some relief.
And the best part: no (extra) hormones OR babies until I'm ready to open up the baby factory!