Your IUD may also be to blame.
No birth control is 100% and while IUDs are extremely effective at pregnancy prevention, when a pregnancy does occur with an IUD in place, it can be a tricky situation to navigate. Resolutions in these situations are typically handled on a case by case basis, with many medical providers choosing to leave the IUD in place if removal appears harmful to the pregnancy. But is some situations that decision can have lasting effects, such as this case in which a provider assessed scarring from an IUD lead to placenta previa and an emergency hysterectomy.
Toya Sharee is a sexual health expert who has a passion for helping young women build their self-esteem and make well-informed choices about their sexual health. She also advocates for women’s reproductive rights and blogs about everything #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackBoyJoy. Follow her on Twitter @TheTrueTSharee or visit her blog, Bullets and Blessings.