After my third son, we were done! We were closing up the factory, leaving the playground open and moving past the baby making years. I was apprehensive about going under the knife for a standard tubal ligation. I discussed that fear my my ob-gyn, and she suggested Essure. They scheduled me for 10 weeks after post pardum to get the procedure done in the office. In and out. She showed me pictures of the implantation and said she saw no more babies in my future. She scheduled me for a 3 month dye test, where they’d inject dye into my uterus via cervix, and if there was no signs of dye in my fallopian tubes, than I was blocked off, and no more babies. On March 6th I had the dye test. I was given the thumbs up and a good to go. I was allowed to be taken off of the pill (standard procedure after the essures are implanted, since it takes a few months for scar tissue to form around the coils). On Memorial Day, I discovered I was 5 weeks pregnant. Apparently, I am one of the .2% that this can happen to. One coil migrated out of the tube and was just floating around in my belly. My spouse and I weighed suing. We now have a daughter and love her more than life itself. But we had a very different idea, plan and FINANCIAL situation than what 4 children would bring us. We called a number of attorneys and it appears that the ob-gyn does not carry malpractice insurance. So if there was an award for malpractice, there’d be nowhere to collect from. The pressures and extra responsibility of a fourth child have affected my work, our ability to give the comfort we’d wanted to give to our other children, and eventually, it’s ruined our marriage. Again, our daughter has brought us so much joy and we love her so much. But love and emotion aside, we weren’t prepared for another baby. And that was the reason I was going to get my tubes tied. In the end, I had to go under the knife anyway for a true ligation. And the Ob-Gyn is still able to perform this procedure on unsuspecting, hopeful women, relieved that this chapter of their life is done and they could move on to the next stage of life with no recourse.