My ob/gyn recommended I try Paraguard but she doesn't use it in her office and suggested I go to a family planning clinic to get it. Is this pretty normal? I called a family planning clinic and set up and appt. for it but they didn't give any special instructions. I've been reading many of the reviews where the patients have had it inserted during their period and claimed it helped,taken pain meds prior, and even had a consult appt first! I feel like I'm going in blind and the reviews I've read make me so nervous to get this done. I would greatly appreciate some advice and tips on how to best prepare? Are patients supposed to go during menstration? I can drive home right? Should I expect a follow up appt? Any help would be appreciated. I'm aost ready ro cancel I'm so nervous.