I had my daughter sept of 2010 it is now march 2010 and I am pregnant again, YES i am on the paragard, what else do you do when you think you are protected and you are not, please i strongly recommend you do your research on this, so many threads that i have read have said i was on it two years, one year, six months, i was on it four months and i got pregnant again, im so angry i just want to sign up for every thread available and post negative comments about it, and if you do decide to get it and end up pregnant it could cause a 30% chance of miscarriage, i just want other women to know about this because i feel like it is the worst mistake i have ever made
Hugs to you. Becoming pregnant so quickly after having a child while taking necessary precautions--so stressful! I can see why you would be so upset about it :( :( I just want to say that I had the paragard IUD in for over two years and never became pregnant. I'm sorry for your negative experience and wish you strength to make it through!
My mom had a Paraguard in when she got pregnant with my little sister. In my mom's case they decided to leave it in, and my sister was born healthy (though 6 weeks early) without any problems. Just an anecdote for you. I have an IUD, also, but I got the Mirena, and part of the reason was my mom's experience.
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that's because it has a 1% failure rate like any other birth control. It's probably not higher than that, you just see people posting about it because all of the women in the 1% are shocked/upset!
Not to threadjack, but CallMeMomma - how are you liking Mirena? I'm strongly considering it.
I've heard some women stop getting their periods almost completely. Has that been your experience?
I have pretty heavy periods and short cycles so without BCP I have period about half the time (yeah).
Did you get any breakthrough bleeding?
I hate IUD's for this reason. Don't get one. If you don't want to be pregnant again...opt for something else. Anything else. There is a really great option that is a no surgery option called Essure for those who want to be DONE.
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