Risks of an IUD Pregnancy

Risks of an IUD Pregnancy

There are many different measures that you can take in order to avoid getting pregnant. One of the most effective methods is the Intrauterine Device or IUD. Thus, if you don’t want to get pregnant you can have an IUD inserted. The chances of getting pregnant after using an IUD like Mirena are very slight. However, there are very rare cases in which pregnancy has been reported despite the use of IUD. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

This is the reason why you should be well informed about the risks associated with an IUD pregnancy and how to avoid them. Before going for IUD, you should consider the risks of getting pregnant even though you use it. You should also consider what complications might arise if you get pregnant so that if that situation does arise, you are prepared for it.

Miscarriage are high

The risks of an IUD pregnancy are many. To start off with, the chances of a miscarriage are high. You may also experience vaginal bleeding. Another complication is the placental disruption. In this condition what happens is, the placenta and the uterus separate while the baby is still within the womb.

This can be very dangerous for your baby. Premature births are also likely in IUD pregnancies. Some of these complications may be related to uterine infections. Uterine infections are actually more common in those who have IUDs inserted in their uterus.

You also might have a tubal pregnancy or an ectopic pregnancy. This is a severe complication. It can safely be said that women who get pregnant with IUD are at a great risk of many complications. The pregnancy outcomes are usually adverse.

Premature delivery

A recent study was carried out among women who got IUD pregnant and it was found out that a whopping fifty-six percent of the total women delivered their baby prematurely. The baby was born during the 29th week itself.

In sixteen percent of these women, it was found that a miscarriage occurred after the first trimester. The incidence of this happening in normal pregnancies is just one percent. Five percent of the total IUD pregnancies were ectopic pregnancies, which means that the baby was implanted outside the uterus instead of the lining of the uterus.

The study also showed that the percentage of miscarriages was lesser when the IUD was removed immediately after the pregnancy was confirmed. Thus, if you find out that you are pregnant despite having an IUD, it’d be ideal to rush to the doctor before it is too late so that he removes the IUD and so that your pregnancy is normal.

How IUD works

You should remember how an IUD works. The device produces lebonorgestral, which is a synthetic hormone. It is similar to the female sex hormone progesterone. This hormone is a part of many pregnancy pills too.

What happens is, if the IUD is still inside the uterus after pregnancy, the baby will be exposed to this synthetic hormone, which can be dangerous. While it has not been proven that it is dangerous to the baby, you should not take such risks. Long-term exposure to the hormone won’t mean anything good for the baby for sure.

Removal of IUD

Removal of IUD is nothing complicated during early pregnancy. The process is simple and thus, you don’t have to worry about it. However, things can get tough if you wait for the pregnancy to advance because the IUD will retract further into the uterus. There are chances of complications such as miscarriage upon removing an IUD in the later stages of pregnancy.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).