I live in Houston, TX and have recently given birth to my 2nd baby in December 2011. Our family was complete with 2 children, so I decided to have the Essure procedure done to avoid having any more children. I decided to go with the Essure procedure since I didn’t have to go under anesthesia and the recovery time was fairly quick. At least that is what is advertised but unfortunately that is not how it was done.
I had to be admitted to the hospital and put under anesthesia to undergo this procedure. Meanwhile I was still breastfeeding my then 2 month old baby. I was not prepared for this, especially when they told me I wasn’t going to be able to breastfeed for 3 days! After the procedure I was in pain for about 3-4 days. My period had been irregular since I was breastfeeding but in July I began to feel very sick and nauseous, blurred vision, and so on. I knew something was definitely wrong. It turned out I was 7 weeks pregnant!
My Doctor had no answers or explanations, she even cried with me when she gave me the news. I was very depressed for a few months and still have bad days where my emotions and thoughts get the best of me. If I knew this was going to happen I would not have wasted my time or put my body under that stress to have no result. I am very disappointed and angry that there are so many women with similar stories to mine, but yet nothing has been done about it.