I am 30 years old and a mother of 3. After having my last child in 2012 and having a conversation with my husband and my doctor, I opted for the Essure procedure because it didn’t contain hormones, which have caused me many problems when I tried other birth control methods. I had done some Internet research on the procedure and couldn’t find anything at the time that gave me warning bells so I had it done in September 2012. After the procedure I had some bleeding, which my doctor explained was normal. Everything seemed to be healing fine but off and on over the last 2 years I have had periodic pain in one or both of my sides, especially if I was stretching or using my abdominal muscles during exercise or other day to day activities. Now just today (9/9/14), I went to the emergency room with nausea, extreme fatigue and dizziness. After several tests – including an ultrasound – I have found out that I am 8 weeks pregnant. In my situation, my husband and I had made the decision that 3 children were good for us, but now that I am pregnant with the 4th, I am just happy that it is healthy and viable, and not ectopic, which I was worried was the case. I was not aware of the rate of failure for this procedure, and want to share my experience so others know that it is entirely possible to become pregnant after having the Essure procedure.