I've been a long time MDC member but between 2 kids, a very full-time job, and a house and marriage, etc, I have been dormant for a long time. Then last week happened:
First and foremost, Mama to Owen (7/21/04), Annaliese (7/29/09), and somebody new (due Feb 2012), and wife to Andrew (9/12/98). Also passionate about and loving the work I do in Organizational Development.
Wow! I don't have any personal experience with IUD pregnancies, but researched the crap out of them when i had an IUD that was falling out. It seems to me that most of the babies are just fine. I don't recall any bad stories. My IUD disloged itself and could not be seen on ultrasound. It was just in my cervix (I could feel it, so I knew it was there), easily removed, but totally did not show up on the ultrasound they did to look for it. HTH
I don't have personal experience with this, but my sister-in-law got pregnant with her first baby while she had an IUD in place. This was before my husband and I met, so I don't know the full details of whether or not they removed the IUD once she found out and when. Her IUD child is perfectly healthy and fine, though!
Congratulations, and I hope everything goes well during your pregnancy and birth!
Bear in mind that the VAST majority of women who think they got pregnant with an IUD have actually gotten pregnant after the IUD has fallen out and they just didn't realize it was gone. That's why it's important to check for those strings regularly. When it falls out it often drops into the toilet when you're going to the bathroom, and you may not notice especially if you're on your period anyway--it's pretty tiny.
I would bet money that you just lost your IUD and didn't notice, then got pregnant sometime after that. Especially since they couldn't find it with U/S. I think everything should be fine with your baby since you've made it to 20 weeks. If on the small chance your IUD is still in there, it can cause the baby to be born premature, so I would just make sure to monitor the rest of the pregnancy very closely. I don't believe in routine U/S but in this case I think U/S is a valuable tool just to keep checking that everything is still okay. Very worst case scenario, the IUD could be embedded somewhere in the uterine wall and increase your chance of rupture, but it's so rare. And the fact they didn't see it when they looked is reassuring. I would be vigilant and maybe get second (or third) opinions. But your chances are very very high that everything is perfectly fine.
i read ur post. i'm now 19 years old and i was born with iud.
when i was in my mothers womb (don't know how many months i was in my mother's womb) she had an iud and she was unaware of that. but one day when she was travelling in a three wheeler through a rough road the driver suddenly put the brake. by this the iron bar of the three wheeler hit my mothers abdomen. then the next day she found that there is a problem in her womb and rush to hospital. there the doctors did all the test and said there was nothing serious. but my mother said that she could feel the pulse of the baby(me) which is decreasing. then the doctors said her to wail untill evening and did the test again and found the iud which was stucked in umblical cord. also found that the baby is nearly dying and did an surgery next day morning.
also during the pregnancy she had brain fever
this is my history
and now i'm doing my higher studies as a healthy person
but for some years i had iron Deficiency and now i'm alright