Birth Control Specialist

Women's and Maternity Care Specialists

OB/GYNs & Certified Nurse Midwives located in Winter Park, FL

When you’re trying to find the right type of birth control to fit your daily lifestyle — and your family planning — it’s important to get advice from a trusted OB/GYN. At Women’s and Maternity Care Specialists in Winter Park and Orlando, Florida, Dr. Gene Krishingner Jr. and his caring team will give you the guidance you need. Whether you’re looking for temporary birth control, or you have a more serious health concern, you’ll get the care and support you need from Dr. K.

Birth Control Q & A

Women's and Maternity Care Specialists

What is the birth control shot?

Some women prefer to take the pill because it’s still considered highly reliable for preventing pregnancy. But instead of taking a daily pill, you can get a Depo-Provera injection every 12 weeks. Depo-Provera starts working as soon as you get your injection, so you don’t have to wait for it to “kick in.” Plus, when you decide you want to conceive, you can just stop getting injections.

Will Nexplanon® be a good option for me?

If you know you want to hold off on having children for a few years, but you aren’t ready to eliminate that possibility just yet, the Nexplanon implant might be for you. Nexplanon is a small matchstick-shaped device that gets implanted right under your skin in your upper arm. Over the course of several years, it gradually releases hormones that prevent pregnancy. While it lasts up to 3 years, you can have it removed early when the time is right for you to get pregnant.

How do intrauterine devices work?

Intrauterine devices, or IUDs, are tiny T-shaped implants that are inserted into your uterus. When in place, IUDs release hormones that damage sperm and prevent the fertilization of an egg. The IUD also thickens your cervical mucus and thins the lining of your uterus, further minimizing your chances of conceiving. An IUD is not permanent — it lasts 3-5 years — and you can have it removed as soon as you decide to conceive.

Do I need to undergo surgery for permanent birth control?

No. With Essure implants, you can get the permanent birth control measure you need, without having to go under the knife. When you go through an Essure procedure, Dr. K gently puts the Essure coils into place by going through your vagina and cervix to your fallopian tubes where they stay.

Your body naturally starts building scar tissue around the coils. This tissue acts as a barrier for sperm, so you can’t get pregnant. Because this type of birth control is permanent, it’s only something you should consider if you know for sure that your family is complete. It is recommended that you continue regular birth control measures for the first 3 months after this procedure.


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Most Major Insurances Accepted

At Women's and Maternity Care Specialists, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.

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Aetna
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Florida Hospital
Humana
Tricare
United Healthcare