I was introduced to Essure while pregnant with my second child by my OBGYN to whom I expressed my concerns about not wanting to have anymore children. I have read the pamphlet that the doctor gave me and went online to check it out. Back in 2010, there was not many negative things available online until I became part of the percentage of failure rate in mid 2013.
I had the procedure done on August 25th 2010 at a local hospital under general anesthesia. On or about 6 weeks later, a dye test confirmed 100% blockage. I started feeling really hot a bloated and irritated by any type of smell and meat around late June 2013, .
I was thinking in my head that it was impossible to be pregnant so I thought that my body was getting ready for menopause. Well, I was wrong because a simple routine check at the OBGYN’s office turned into blood work that confirmed a few days later that I was indeed pregnant.
Upset, confused and in disbelief; I went for the first Ultrasound that confirmed a 10 weeks normal pregnancy. I struggled with accepting the pregnancy that I took length to avoid because I know that I couldn’t afford more children.
My whole pregnancy turned out to be high risk due to high blood pressure that keep going up throughout the whole pregnancy. I was assigned to the care of a Perinatal doctor as well to monitor my BP . My baby was due on February 19, 2014.
I ended up giving birth via C- section on 12/28/2013 while the first 2 were natural birth due to pre-eclampsia and high blood pressure that put the baby in distress. I then had a traditional tubal ligation( cut & burn) . I have yet to receive the full surgery report to find out what really happened to the coils.
My baby girl was born at 2lbs and 8 oz. She spent 33 days in the NICU and was sent home just under 5lbs. Although I already have 2 older children but it is heartbreaking to see all those tubes and machines hooked up to my child while fighting for survival and I just stood there helpless.
My baby is now 7 months old and healthy . However, I am the only footing the bill for childcare formula, diaper and all other necessities along with a lot of other mothers caring for other e-babies as we call it in the Essure failure community.
Essure has failed me emotionally, financially and it looks like it is going to take a very long time before anyone does something about it .