I Got Pregnant With An IUD And My TikTok Story About It Went Viral
Here is my story and some facts from a professional.
Hi, I'm Krista and I got pregnant with an IUD.
Although this happened several years ago, I recently decided to share my story on TikTok to see if something similar had happened to anyone else:
Basically, my now-husband said having sex with me was painful (and we knew neither of us could have an STD), so my OB-GYN said it sounded like my IUD may have come out of place. I was told to take a pregnancy test — but that it would likely be negative. I took it and it was positive, so I was told to immediately go to the emergency room. Once I got there, they performed a transvaginal ultrasound, where they spent about 45 minutes looking for the pregnancy, but all they found was an IUD that was perfectly in place.
So over the course of the next two weeks, I had to give blood to monitor my hormone levels. If my estrogen kept going up, then I was pregnant. And...it kept going up. So I was brought in for another transvaginal ultrasound where, they were able to see the fetus this time. It was inside my fallopian tube. I had an ectopic pregnancy and they had to operate immediately or I could potentially die.
They performed a laparoscopic surgery on me to remove the pregnancy. (It's a procedure where they make several small incisions and use a tiny video camera and light to perform the surgery. In my case, they expanded my stomach with air so they could see better.)