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Mother of 2 young children becomes pregnant after birth control implant got lost in her arm

By Mason White 3:09 PM June 24, 2015
Nexplanon birth control illustration 

By: Wayne Morin
A woman is devastated after she got pregnant a short time after implanting a form of birth control into her arm.

Ebony Cole of Denver, Colorado, said that after struggling through two difficult pregnancies, she and her husband decided not to have more children in the near future.

Cole, who has a five-year-old son named Jayden and a seven-month-old girl named Aaliyah, went to a doctor and agreed to be fitted with a hormone implant called Nexplanon, which is 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy, according to its manufacturers.

The implant was inserted into her upper left arm. Cole said that she felt the implant in her arm before leaving the clinic.

She then received a letter confirming that she had the implant inserted and that its effectiveness would expire in 3 years.

However, weeks later, Cole felt sick and went to her doctor. Her doctor told her that she is five weeks pregnant.

Cole was shocked and had a lot of questions. She returned to the clinic, where she had the birth control inserted.

Nurses were unable find the implant in the arm. She had blood tests done, but there were no traces of the progestin hormone that the implant emits.

Now, Cole is worried that the missing implant might harm her or her unborn child.