Originally Posted by Apricot
I'm confused. Are you 6 weeks pregnant in the typical usage (from last menstrual period), where you are really 4 weeks pregnant? Or are you 6 weeks pregnant as in, really 6 weeks from conception?
What instructions did you get after your IUD? Mine were nothing in the vagina for 4 weeks. Other providers give different instructions, though, I know. I'm just thinking that one way means you were preggers when it was inserted, and one means that you got pregnant 1-5 days after insertion.
How do you feel about ultrasound? If the strings are gone, it's possible it fell out and all your problems are solved. Although it seems improbable, many "lost" IUDs are not felt when they leave. An ultrasound would tell you for sure. And date your pregnancy for sure, if that's an issue.
I had to have an ultrasound because they wanted to make sure the pregnancy wasn't ectopic (Sp?), which I guess is sometimes common with IUD pregnancies. I was pregnant for 2 weeks BEFORE the iud was put in, but it just didn't show up on the test. I'm due June 11, less than a month after my daughter's first birthday!
The ultrasound showed the IUD is above and to the left of the baby. They thought maybe they could reach it, but its too high up and would probably cause me to lose the baby anyway.
I have no special instructions for now. She said there isn't anything to do or not to do....I just have to wait and see.