My Essure Story:
I had the Essure procedure done in 2009 after my 2nd child. The procedure went smoothly as I guess it could. My dr said they were difficult to insert but he was confident in its placement . After the procedure I had the most horrendous cramps a few times a month. I felt like my insides were falling out of my body. I never really put two and two together. At the end of August I realized it had been 2 mnths since my last period, I figured it was time to deal with the fact I must be hitting menopause & go to the dr. At my appt the nurse said she had to do a pregnancy test as a precaution just to verify I wasn’t pregnant. I quickly dismissed her request saying it’s medically impossible. She said she works for an OB/GYN nothing was medically impossible. Immediately upon I sticking the stick in the urine she knew I was pregnant. She looked at me & I just began sobbing. How is this possible? I thought. She put me in a room with an ultrasound machine & asked me to wait for the dr for what seemed like hours. The dr came in & did the ultrasound & there was my bean with a beating heart. I couldn’t control the sobs. I was shocked, devastated, & scared to death. We didn’t want more children & were clearly not in a financial place to afford more children . It took me at least 2 months to stop crying every moment I thought about it. I never felt bonded to the baby during my whole pregnancy. I didn’t want more children & I feared what it would do to my already over expanded budget. We were blessed with our surprise baby in March 2012. He was the hardest pregnancy I have ever had but now I wouldn’t trade my Colton for the world . I just wish the makers of Essure had to pay my hospital bills, day care, the costs of raising another child.