My name is Veruschka and I live in Puerto Rico. I am using my sister Lorelei as a tool for communication and further resource. I am a 35 years old woman mother of two beautiful children who decided to have the Essure procedure 7 months ago as part of family planning. After a long conversation with the OB- GYN and my husband, and having discussed what we thought were the pros and cons of the procedure, we opted to move forward and do it.
The first set back was that one of my tubes ‘rejected’ the implant or so I was told. I have to come back and do it all over again at that time the procedure was a ‘success’. Between bleeding and pain time passed, I kept taking oral contraceptives to be sure that no surprises will develop during the ‘waiting’ time. Little that I know, as it today I am 5 weeks pregnant. Yes, having a child is the most wonderful news one can received, however, my concerns are growing with the baby every passing day. I first noticed something out of the ordinary about a week and 1/2 ago. I developed a sudden, sharp, and debilitating pain on one of my sides. I thought maybe I am ovulating? I could not move or do anything for the rest of that day. The very next day I felt the urgency to take a pregnancy test, don’t quite know why, maybe the sixth ‘motherly’ sense kicked in. To our surprise it came back blurry, reason why, we went to the local lab to request a certified test. This time the test came back positive. I immediately made the appointment to see my OB-GYN thinking that it could be an ectopic pregnancy. Many labs and ultrasound were performed (I felt like a lab rat), a week later, everything seems to be ‘normal’ including the blood levels, hormones, and the baby’s growing patterns. Good news right? The physician looked really worried because she has no knowledge on how the material or implant can affect my baby’s development or even my health and now it is recommending to terminate the pregnancy. How in the name of God one can do that? It is so little, my husband and me were not expecting this surprise but still our baby. If is showing normalcy then why the recommendation. What is behind the manufacturing process or components that could be so damaging to even consider the suggestion of making us choose between life or death? This is a total nightmare. I could have understood the complication of an ectopic pregnancy but, now that I know everything looks ‘normal’, how can I? I was trying to prevent future pregnancies never in my life have though on ending one. If you have any information or precedents of similar situations and outcomes please feel free to discuss it with my sister who will pass the information to me. I even considered to move in with her in Texas to get medical care if necessary. Thank you.