The intrauterine device is a common method of contraception. However, this method can not prevent the onset of pregnancy by one hundred percent, although it is considered the most effective. In addition, the intrauterine device has a lot of advantages, among which convenience, affordable cost, does not bring discomfort, does not make its own adjustments to the sexual life, the spiral can be removed at any time.
Is pregnancy with a spiral possible? It is possible. A 100% guarantee of non-occurrence of pregnancy is provided only by the absence of sexual life. The spiral can substantially complicate the process of fertilization, but to exclude it completely, alas, no. According to statistics, out of hundreds of women with a spiral, pregnancy occurs in two. It would seem that this is not much, but if one of these women becomes you, the statistics are of little interest.
How does the intrauterine device work?
Today, intrauterine devices are made of plastic, covered with metal. No effect on ovulation spiral. Intrauterine spiral does not allow to attach to the uterine wall of a fertilized egg, provokes increased uterine contractions, which entails early ejection of the fetal egg. In addition, the intrauterine device significantly impedes the progress of spermatozoa due to changes in the contractile activity of the uterine tubes and uterus.
Pregnancy with a spiral is often the result of a partial loss of the intrauterine device from the uterine cavity. The onset of pregnancy with an intrauterine device can result in miscarriage, as, as already mentioned, this method of contraception provokes active uterine contractions, which leads to a spontaneous abortion.
Often with the spiral, an ectopic pregnancy occurs, since all the same excessive contractions of the uterus and fallopian tubes lead to the implantation of the fetal egg not in the uterus itself. If this happened near the location of the intrauterine device, the result of this pregnancy again becomes miscarriage.
Pregnancy against the background of the intrauterine device is dangerous because of its interruption, because there is a high risk of forming an ectopic pregnancy, which the spiral does not warn.
What if I get pregnant with a spiral?
A woman has a choice.
You can save pregnancy, but in this case you need to remove the intrauterine device. Unfortunately, in some cases (25 percent) this results in the termination of pregnancy. However, if the spiral is not removed, the threat of miscarriage doubles. Thus, it is necessary to remove the intrauterine device as soon as possible.
Sometimes the removal of the intrauterine device may be dangerous for pregnancy. Approximately 70% of cases, women manage to safely endure a child. The intrauterine device is pushed back in time and is in the uterus, and successfully exits during childbirth.