An unplanned pregnancy on the mirena coil

I have 3 children to a previous partner. I was with my new boyfriend for 14 months but recently split up with him and then found out I'm pregnant.
He says he wants it, then says he doesn't. I can't think straight and was wondering if someone could give me any help etc. I'm in two minds about the whole thing as I have 3 other children. I don't understand how I've even become pregnant as I have a mirena coil and had it inserted 3 years ago. I've spoken to my family, well my mum as she's all I have, but also have my ex boyfriend's mum who said she'd support me no matter what!!! My head or heart isn't saying anything. Please help :(

Editor's Comment

It is unusual to become pregnant with a mirena coil in as they are considered a very effective contraception. If the coil is still in the right place, you will be one of a tiny number where it has failed. I think it would help you to talk through your options with a practitioner on the helpline, 0300 4000 999, or receive online pregnancy counselling and support by logging into the confidential service, for unplanned pregnancy support.

This story was sent in on 19/02/2015

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