21/08/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was very very unlucky as became pregnant using this method. I was then given conflicting advice on the impact the coil could have in s pregnancy as there doesn’t seem to be a great deal of consistency with how this should be treated. We chose to continue the pregnancy based on the advice we had and sadly the coil ruptured the amniotic sac at 17 weeks pregnant and we lost our baby. An awful experience and one I would never risk repeating.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I felt pleased it was no longer ‘inside’ as it caused me a bit of anxiety whilst it was there.

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