September 28, 2016 - Posted by admin to Uncategorized
In the summer of 2015, Asheville, N.C. couple Kristiana and Travis Burrell were faced with an unimaginable task: getting through a funeral for the child they didn’t plan to have.
Ariel Grace was born at 27-28 weeks gestation due to the failure of Essure, a birth control method that is meant to permanently prevent pregnancy.
Earlier that summer, Kristiana felt what seemed to be a kick in her belly. After having given birth to six children, she knew that feeling all too well, and immediately visited the doctor. The news she was given astounded her: without knowing it, Kristiana had become pregnant and was 25 weeks into gestation.
Kristiana had chosen to have
According the the Food and Drug Administration, Essure is a safe and effective form of permanent birth control for women. Similar to an intrauterine device, or IUD, it consists of two metal coils that are inserted in the Fallopian tubes. Scar tissue that build up around the coils provides a permanent barrier to sperm.
Hundreds of women are now coming forward to say that coils have caused them years of agonizing pain, an NBC station in New York City reported. Some women have even required hysterectomies to alleviate the symptoms caused by the device.
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