Evidence-based research supports the use of a stage-based approach for successfully and sustainably implementing LARC immediately postpartum. The three stages of implementation include Exploration, Installation, and Implementation and Sustainability.
This section outlines these three stages of implementation.
The Exploration stage is the first and most important in assessing and establishing the foundation for a successful immediate postpartum LARC program.
This section outlines the key steps within the Exploration stage.
The second stage of immediate postpartum LARC implementation is installation, which includes preparations to offer immediate postpartum LARC.
This section outlines the key steps within the Installation stage.
Implementation & Sustainability
The third stage of immediate postpartum LARC implementation is implementation and sustainability. A successful immediate postpartum LARC program requires piloting and adaptation to be fully implemented and sustained.
This section outlines the key steps within the Implementation and Sustainability stage.
Citation: Hofler LG, Cordes S, Cwiak CA, Goedken P, Jamieson DJ, Kottke M. Implementing immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception programs. Obstet Gynecol 2017;129:3-9. Reprinted with permission from Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.