Hello, my name is Sandra. I am a 28 year old mother of 4 beautiful blessings. I had my last child in 2013. And after what I thought was plenty of research, and speaking finances with my husband, decided to go with the essure. It seemed simple and effective, and for the first year I didn’t see any reason for concern. But my periods had started getting really heaving, even clotting. I had always had somewhat heavy cycles, so I didn’t put much thought into it. Then I was 3 days late for a cycle. I decided to take a home pregnancy test just in case, and it was negative. Of course, why wouldn’t it be? But the very next cycle, I was 9 days late by the time I decided to call my pcp and request bloodwork. I’ve always had cycles like clockwork so something was off. And I noticed what I felt were pregnancy symptoms. Bloodwork came back positive! I was rushed in for an emergency ultrasound, and wow. A heartbeat. A tiny pea in the pod. Estimated 6 weeks 4 days as of today (1/16/15). I had my first prenatal appt today, and my obgyn told me that my right spring shifted a little. So I go in a few days for another ultrasound to check every detail and hope that the heartbeat has stregthened a little. No, I certainly didn’t plan on another baby. But I also don’t want to lose a baby either. So now I am holding my breath and staying as calm and positive as possible. It’s just not fair that I have to worry about whether or not I should be looking at baby names, or preparing for the death of my unborn child due to this faulty product. Bayer must be held accountable for the pain, and anguish essure has put many of us through. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! And thank you Erin for giving everyone hope!