Well where do I begin? Ok alittle history with birth control all together. I am a mother of 3, 2 girls 1 boy. Im 27 and been pregnant 5 times. Now from first glance youre probably like ‘wow, dont you believe in bc?’ Or ‘I wonder if she had abortions?’. To answer the judgement calls, NO I Never had an abortion and YES I believe in BC…until many forms of it has failed me. I been on bc since I was 15. Started with pills. I ran track and was not as sexualy active. For 2 years I took my pills faithfully because I couldnt predict days of sex. When I was 18 I switched bc because I got sick all a sudden. I found out I was pregnant and was awaiting blood test results as well as an ultrasound. A week later I found out I was miscarrying. Had a dnc then the dr recommended the othro evra patch. I was pkeased with the product but once day I know black spots on my skin. Had blood test to make sure they werent internal. I stopped othro evra 8 months then began another pill, othro trycyclen(chk spel) I became pregnant 4 months into the pill with my 1 baby. Shes healthy 7. I got an iud after her. The 5 year plan was perfect since I was 20 when I had my baby! Grew up too fast. 1.5 years after I got the iud, it came out during sex with my childrens dad. I immediately started bleeding and got cramps. Went to the e.r to make sure I wasnt pregnant or any other complications. At that point I started to do some reserach. Besides all the public and private law suits of each bc ive ever had, I saw many bad reports as well as good. I went a year with out bc then went back on a pill. 3 months into that pill I miscarried never knew I was pregnant 6 months into the pill I was 3 months pregnant (had all periods) with baby girl number 2. Shes healthy 4. I was angry an depressed. That makes 2 kids born while on bc. At the birth of my 2nd kid I ruptured and almost had to have surgery. I also found ot I had a hormone inbalance that was stronger than most bc pills. So I got a 2nd iud. A year later I was in paralyzing pain and immediately rushed to the hospital I couldnt walk. My stomach was in excruciating pain. I found out my IUD was half way in puncturing my uterus and dangling from my cervix. My dr removed it. I decided condoms and plan b if needed will be my bc. I just had my son 3-10-14 I got the essure implanted 6-9-14 I havent been roight sense. When I asked for my tubes tied I wanted the old fashion ‘cut snip and burn’ surgery. The dr who did my prenatal care recommended a few resources. I went to a womans clinic that would preform the surgery or other options. I went for a consultation a minth before the procedure. I was highly skeptical about essure I practically begged for the tubal ligation. My dr told me about essure and how effective and less painful it was. I liked hearing all the positive things but I consistantly expressed my negative concerns. I explained my bc history and how terrified I was of certain medicines and foreign objects in my body. She kept assuring me. I read many stories good and bad before I got the procedure and yet I went for it. During the procedure I was ok, calm interested it took 45 minutes she had no trouble with the coils or insertion process. I prayed the whole time so I felt confident. The first day I was fine, no real bad pain just mild cramping and spotting. The 2nd day I rested cause I felt alot of pain. I assumed thats why they gave me narco pain meds. over the last 12 weeks(my sons birth) my prenatal dr been treatig me for high bp from pregnancy. Its now chronic. Shes discovered something is wrong with my kidneys. Ive been spotting since the procedure nonstop. Im not sure if its because I breastfeed or the essure or what. Afer readig these horror essure stories andseein I have symptoms alike I will ask my dr to check all possibilities. Ive been in pain 6 weeks. Follow up is next week. I developed 3 more health issues after receiving essure. I just wanted to share my journey with bc. ITS NOT FOR EVERYONE.