Post # 1
For those that read my last threads on this particular subject, I’ve been having a lot of problems. The last one I posted was that my period came on the worst day ever (I was supposed to get an IUD, but I was out of town for the entirety of my period, and my wedding would be exactly 4 weeks later, so fail).
I talked to my gyno, and she said that she could put in the IUD yesterday (it was 2 days after the end of my period, but i was in town). So I agreed to it. I was super nervous because I’ve never even had a pelvic exam before, and getting the IUD was going to be not fun at all. I was worried about the pain a lot.
Well, I went to the doc, and she tried to put it in. She got it in once, and it didn’t stay in. So, she tried a second time (which hurt even worse because I was still hurting from the first time) and it wouldn’t stay in again. She wants me to have an ultrasound because she has no idea why it’s doing that. She said she wants to check and see if my uterus is shaped different (which made me think of that scene in “Baby Mama” with Tina Fey where the ob/gyn was like “I don’t like your uterus!” and she couldn’t get pregnant)
I’m so freaking nervous and scared. I really wanted the IUD, but now it’s not looking like an option anymore. I hate the pill and don’t want to go on it again. And I’m worried about what would happen if I have an oddly shaped uterus. I cried through most of yesterday. I’m worried about everything and so depressed. I don’t want to move or do anything, but if I just do nothing, I start thinking about “what if no birth control works for me” or even worse “what if I can’t have kids”.
I’m so tired.
Post # 3
Have you just tried one type of BC pill? Sometimes, it takes a few tries to find a brand that works for you. I’m on pill #5 (though I have endometriosis, so it complicates things) right now and have finally found one that controls my pain/symptoms and doesn’t make me horribly depressed. Hang in there! You will find a birth control option that works for you.
I’m sorry the IUD didn’t work out, by the way! That sounds awful. 🙁
Post # 4
What about the implanon? It’s a metal rod that is approx the size of a matchstick that is inserted under the skin of your arm. It lasts up to three years.
Post # 5
I second the Implanon – I loved mine! AND……NO PERIODS! 🙂
Had it taken out since the hormones were messing with my weight and now have an IUD that went in fine. I wouldn’t be too worried — if you’ve never had a pelvic exam, you’re probably young, right? Somtimes it just takes some time to develop — originally, IUDs weren’t recommended for women who hadn’t had a child yet.
Don’t worry yet! 🙂 Focus on your wedding!
Post # 6
Some women just can’t have an IUD put in. It happens. Especially if you are nervous and tense.
I would highly recommend the Implanon.
Post # 7
Just because your uterus might be inverted or oddly shaped doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to have kids. There are a lot of different types of uteri just like there are many types of fingers, toes, and faces. It doesn’t mean that your fingers work less because they look different.
How many different pills have you tried? Have you tried Nuvaring or the patch? There are so many options out there, you will find something that is good for you.
Post # 8
I’m sorry, I can’t imagine the fear your going through 🙁 I know its not what you probably want to hear but don’t stress too much over the shape of your uterus! They are all different and can hold and deliver beautiful babies!
Also there are so many other options in BC (hormonal and non)! Have your read : Taking Charge of Your Fertility ? Considered charting/family planning? Regardless, this book will help you understand everything down below the belt and may help you make a more informed decision!
Post # 9
When I first talked to my obgyn about bc she told me that she didn’t like to start people on IUD when they hadn’t been sexually active/ used to something going in down there. The nerves before hand can make your muscles clench enough that the insertion is either suuuuper painful or impossible. You may nto have anything wrong with you, other theN being nervous tense.