Erika, an Obstetric nurse, and Jenny, a stay-at-home mom, have both had the Essure procedure and are available to answer questions about the Essure procedure or any other aspect of their Essure experience. Please submit your question and you will receive a personal response via e-mail shortly. If you are looking for an immediate answer to a question, you may also speak with an Essure counselor at 877-ESSURE-1 (877-377-8731).
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Erika is a licensed practical nurse and obstetric technician.
Erika is a licensed practical nurse in Stafford, Virginia. She has more than ten years of experience in women’s and obstetrical health. She also had the Essure procedure in December 2007 after deciding with her husband that their family was complete with two wonderful girls.
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Jenny is a wife and stay-at-home mom of three great kids.
Jenny is a wife and stay-at-home mom of three great kids. After deciding that her family was complete and being dissatisfied with temporary birth control, she had Essure in the spring of 2009.
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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. 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 ask me any questions about the Essure procedure or any other aspect of my Essure experience. I am looking forward to hearing from you!