My name is Jenny. I’m a wife and stay-at-home mom of three great kids. I had my Essure procedure in the spring of 2009.
If your family is complete, the Essure procedure can be a terrific option. Before you make your decision, you probably want to understand what the procedure is, how it works and what to expect afterwards.
I’m here to help. Based on what I’ve learned from my personal experience, I can probably answer many of your questions. So feel free to email any time, and I’ll respond as quickly as I can!
A bit more about me. A short four months after our wedding in 2001, my husband and I found out that I was pregnant. Though we had always planned a family, this was a complete surprise. I was on the pill, and needless to say, it failed! Still, when our daughter, Sophia, was born via c-section early the next year, we couldn’t have been happier.
After going back on the pill for six months, we decided to expand our family again. Surprisingly, it took eight months this time. Our son, Aden, was born in 2004.
I decided to stay off birth control for a while and just “be careful.” When Aden was nine months old we found out I was pregnant with our third. Our son Gus was born in 2005. So in three and a half years we had three children, with only one we really planned.
After Gus was born, we knew our family was complete and we were officially done having children. I didn’t want tubal ligation surgery for myself or a painful procedure for my husband. Not realizing there were other permanent options for birth control, I went back to temporary birth control with the NuvaRing.
At my annual appointment, my doctor asked if I was happy with my birth control. I said no. We discussed my options, and that’s when I learned about the Essure procedure. My husband and I talked it over that night and decided it was the right decision for us and our family.
My procedure was done in my OB/GYN’s office. I was in and out in no time at all. I felt great afterwards. On the way home my husband and I picked up the kids and took them out for dinner and ice cream. I had some mild cramping (similar to a menstrual period) but was back to normal activities within the day. Three months later my Essure Confirmation Test showed that my tubes were fully blocked. I was ready to go off temporary birth control—forever. Now I’m living my life without ever worrying about whether my birth control is working!
You’re welcome to e-mail me any questions about the Essure procedure or any other aspect of my Essure experience. I am looking forward to hearing from you!