prego with copper iud

im 16 wks prego with a copper iud. i went to a couple of ob/gyns when i found out i was prego at 7 weks and all said they cant take it out and that i would more then likely lose the baby . but i did find one who would see me for my prenatal care. he was like i dont know how long you are going to be able to carrie this baby but we will do our best. during my first trimester i stared to bleed and cramp real bad and was put on bed rest. things are doing very well now and the doc is getting optimistic that i will be alble to carry this baby to term. now it seem like a normal pregnacy i can go and do what ever as long as it isnt strenuous. no work though ( i like that part ) lol. and was just wondering if anyone else had this happen to them. i cant really find any one who has been in the same position. and just curious how things turned out.

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Don't have any experience with this, but I didn't want you to feel lonely out there with no responses. I'm just so happy that things are looking up...you must've been really scared in the beginning. Hang in there and be sure to take good care of yourself (and your baby!). :)

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aww thanks that is sweet of you....i didnt expect many replies cause its kind of unusual.

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Hi Debbie,

Just wanted to let you know that my Mom had an IUD and no intentions of having a 3rd baby. Well, a little divine intervention and she found out she was expecting a baby. That of course was a mixed blessing as she was told the same thing you were. Removal of the IUD could cause even more problems and she could loose the baby. But, her's was successful and my sister was born in 1980. So she is now 28 years old!!

I know that my Mom was scared to death to have learned about the pregnancy and the IUD but the removal seemed at the time like the best course of action. If they are telling you otherwise and you trust your Doctors then I would go with that. I have no personal experience with this happening but I wanted to shed a little "hope" in your direction :)

If you don't get the answers you want from your current Dr. then there is nothing wrong with going to get a 2nd opinion. Either way I am sure there are risks but with the technology today vs. in 1980 I am thinking the pros outway the cons by far!

Best of luck to you!
Laura
www.yourfreedomathome.com

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ya i did get a second opinion but the problem is that i had a c-section with my 2nd son and i got the iud about 8 wks after he was born. and the doc said that it likely grew into my scare tissue that is why its not comming out..... im 17 wks prego now and things are going better now...... i start progestrone (sp) shots this week to prevent preterm labor. so its looking good im father along the anyone thought i would get

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Hi Debbie,

Well....I do believe in divine intervention so if its meant to be, it will be :) You sound like a strong gal so I am sure that will help you. Wow, 17 weeks already, I can't blame you for being a little scared. I am hoping at this point they won't have to remove it and that the baby will be o.k. with it left in. Doesn't sound like an easy procedure at this point. I will pray for you!!

Laura

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ya he has no plans on taking it out ..... when he did try it felt like he was pulling my insides out i had tears in my eyes and he and the nurse felt so bad she looked like she was going to cry...... but ya i belive god wanted me to have this baby.....and i feel everything will be fine the funny thing is one of my friends stepdad sees thing in the future. and 6 yrs ago he told me i was going to have a baby i told him he was crazy he just laughed at me and said you will see.....i really like the doc i have. i have an apt every two weeks and he is getting excited about the baby cause not many of these happen he said he has only seen two during his experince one when he started practice about 15+ yrs ago and was a student himself and the baby came out with the IUD in its hand and the other was not to long ago befor i stared to see him when i was 8 wks along in the same practice it was another ob/gyn patient and the ob took the iud out and she ended up with a miscarrying. so im blessed

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Hi Debbie,

Just wanted to respond to you again. I talked to my Mom tonight to get clarification of what she had when she got pregnant with my sister. I was incorrect. She did have an IUD but it was called a "Lippe's Loop" and was made of either plastic or teflon. Her Dr. had recommended that over the Copper 7 IUD. She said that the Lippe's Loop was shaped like an "S" and that the Copper 7 is shaped like a "7".

When she found out that she was pregnant it was early. So she figured that the Dr. removed the IUD by around 6 weeks or so. She was told that by doing so she would be at risk for one week after. She was able to keep that baby!

She was amazed to hear your story and wished you the best. Sounds like things are going to work out just fine for you at this point :)

Laura

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thanks .... i sure hope it comes out good im getting excited now. i think god wanted me to have it. and thanks for the info. and thank you to you and your mom. i will keep u posted and if you hear anything else let me know

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I am in this same situation, I am 7 wks prego and my iud is unable to be removed easily cause the strings have gone futher up into my uterus. Have you heard much about getting an infection from the Iud and strings not being sanitary? I am just trying decide to take it out or leave it in. Not many doctors around me know much about this infact I saw a specialist yesterday and the procedure he recommened to me if It were to be removed no one has ever done before that I have found yet anyway. Keep me posted with your progress I wish you the best!

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i am now thirteen weeks pregnant i got pregnant on the copper iud as well! i went to dr the day i was late and they removed it at 4 wks! it was a shocker my husband and i believed we were done! we have two boys 4 & 7 It is a blessing in disquise - i really don't have any advise except keep your head up and it will all work out! trust me this baby wants to be born!

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I am also pregnant with a paraguard. i will be 7 weeks tomorrow. They want to try to take it out tomorrow. I am terrified that I will misscarry. They actually knew a week ago that i was pregnant but they didn't know what to do so they were going to keep it in, now they want to take it out. With so many of us having this happen, it is crazy that they don't know what to do. The medical community needs to track pregnancy with IUDs. I wish you all luck and will be praying for you all.

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I was pregnant with a copper iud last April. After a month of pregnancy I miscarried. The doctors said the iud, as designed, created a bad environment for the embryo so my body aborted it, which makes sense. Interestingly, I am pregnant with the same copper iud. I am more fertile than the Garden of Eden.

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hello debbie is not any help to u reali but ive had the copper iud since christmas every perioud since has been realy painfull iv been doubled up in exsruciating pain and its like my periods are delaying a couple off days then coming on strong ive been in so much pain i went to the doctor she gave me a quick cheak and said every thing if with my coil but im worrid that there might be some thing rong i wondered if you had the same experinces before becoming pregnant write back plz

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I am now 10 weeks pregnant with a confirmed IUD pregnancy. The removal I wrote about earlier was not successful. I did my own research and found out that i have a 50% chance of carrying this baby to term. The most chance of misscarriage is in the 2nd trimester. I am hoping that since this is my 4th child that my body will allow me to carry it since i have already stretched three times before. I wish the medical community would sit up and take notice that this does happen and needs to be followed up on to help people in the same situations.

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my experience with my iud was terrible. I cramped a lot and bled heavily ever since I had it in. I didn't like mine and wanted to have it out. I had my IUD for almost exactly 2 years before I found out I was pregnant. The doctors didn't believe that I still had my IUD in until they finally did an ultrasound and confirmed it was still in place and I was pregnant. If you don't like it or feel like it is not good for your body then listen to your intuition. I wish I had. Then I would not have to worry about misscarrying. There are always other forms of birth control. Listen to your body.

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I 'm sorry you're in this situation. I would get a second opinion, maybe there is a way to get it out gently. I hope the baby is going to be OK, and not be born prematurely, or have complications because of this. I wish you and the little one all the best.

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Hi,

I was pregnant twice with the copper iud. While all my symptoms were the same as my other pregnancies for 3 kids: nausea, bloating, increased appetite, enhanced sense of smell, etc. At six weeks I suddenly cramped and lost the cervical plug and spent the entire night awake with the cramping and bleeding then miscarried. The pregnancies were five months apart. So technically, the iud did it's job albeit in a round about away.

I had the iud removed as it apparently doesn't work for me after 3 years.

I am glad your pregnancy is holding and you're doing well.

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Hi I just wanted to say congratulations on your pregnancy and hope that it is successful. I have a copper IUD also for about 2 years and my cycle was regular until about 3 weeks ago, I have been spotting for 3 weeks and I am wondering what could be wrong with me. Has this happened to anyone before.

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I am also pregnant with the IUD embedded in my cervix.

How did the remainder of your pregnancy go?

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Hi Debbie,
Just wondering how your pregnancy turned out.
I am 13 weeks pregnant also with the IUD and really hope to hear good endings.

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