Just thought I would share my story since I can't share it with anyone else at this point:)
Just found out last night that I am pregnant. I have had a copper iud in place for about a year now. I was very happy with it. This months period was different from all of the rest. Had slight nausea and was late about 3 days. Started with a light flow (instead of heavy which was the norm), and then it would go away for a day and then return.
I was shopping with my girls (5, and 2) and thought if I could find a cheap pregnancy test I might just buy it......$4 later and in the bathroom with the girls I got a positive result. Went and bought a $12 one, and that was positive too. Told my husband and figured I would go in to the Dr. in the morning.
At this point I am really confused because I still have bleeding and cramping. Since I had an extra test(it came with 2) I took it with my first morning void.....it was negative. Now even more confused I decide to go in to see the Dr. Of course they had me pee in a cup and it this one was positive. (My how pregnancy tests can vary)
Saw the Dr. and he drew for my hCG level which should rise each day. He said that I could be having a miscarriage so he scheduled an ultrasound and more blood work for Monday. I am having even more cramping and bleeding tonight.
What a rollercoaster. We were not going to have more kids for a good 3yrs. I am a full time nursing student and don't currently have OB coverage. I love kids and actually have baby fever. I am ready for another one, but my husband isn't and it would be tough with school.
Right now I am looking to the Lord to handle this and do what is best for us. I am not concerned about not having coverage or that I am in school. I think it is a gift from God and I will take a gift anytime he wants to give us one. Now I just pray that if it is a viable pregnancy things go well and we can have a healthy pregnancy/delivery. Boy, would my family/friends be shocked!
It is hard right now to get excited. I have read some stories and it sounds like miscarrying is 50%?....even until delivery? with an iud. Since I am having cramping and bleeding I just feel like I am probably miscarrying but I guess we will find out more on Monday.
I would love to hear if anyone else has any information on iud's and pregnancy! Thanks