Hello everyone! I was lucky enough to come across this community this morning while researching the insertion of IUDs.
I am 25 and had my daughter just over two years ago. My husband and I have decided for numerous reasons that we do not want another child. Thus, I have finally chosen to get an IUD now that I'm done breastfeeding and want the best protection against further pregnancy.
Right after the birth of my daughter (a very fast labor for a first child, about 7 hours), I experienced an inverted uterus. Basically, baby came out, placenta came out and then I started screaming again and feeling the urge to push. In a moment, my entire uterus had expelled from my vagina but was still attached on the inside. I had a natural childbirth, so I had no drugs at all while the doctor tried to figure out how to literally shove my uterus back into my body as I was bleeding out on the table.
As you can imagine, this was extremely traumatizing for me. I do not have any desire for an IUD and still feel symptoms of what I assume is PTSD from this experience. However, I don't feel I have a choice, since we don't want more children and hormones make me crazy. My insertion appointment is on Wenesday. Frankly, I am terrified.
Has anyone else had an experience like this and had a successful IUD insertion? I am scared that the trauma to my cervix and uterus from the inversion could cause issues for me. I also have a tilted uterus since this experience. My doctor says she sees no reason why I can't have an IUD but I'm looking for more reassurance.
Thank you for reading and for providing such an informative community!