A young woman has revealed how the decision to change her birth control methods resulted in her going into labor without ever getting pregnant.
Holly Smallwood, who is known by @hollyyywood – on TikTok, took to the social media app to reveal how it all happened.
She said she wanted to stop hormonal birth control and made the decision to switch to the copper T, which is a non-hormonal IUD.
Holly said she made an appointment to see her gynecologist and drove eight hours to see her, having recently moved.
“She gives me the lecture and asks if I know what to expect since it was my first IUD,” she told her followers.
Her doctor told her it was painful, but Holly said she has a pretty high pain tolerance.
“So she goes to put it in and it’s not the worst pain ever and she throws her gloves in the trash,” Holly said.
“She said I would have cramps in the next seven to ten minutes. I’ll have the nurse come and see you.”
Five minutes later, the nurse does just that – but by this point Holly was in a lot of pain and starting to feel “weird”.
The nurse told her to wait a few more minutes for it to settle in.
When the nurse comes in another five minutes later, Holly begins to vomit and begins to black out before passing out.
“Within the next five minutes all hell broke loose. My extremities became numb, I’m sweating profusely,” she said.
“She looks increasingly worried, but she also said that some people tolerate pain differently.
“But she said we’d seen this before, and then I felt something I’ve only heard about in movies before.
“I don’t even know how I knew that — but I was in labor.”
She said there was also an endorphin rush, which allows her to ask questions about the “worst pain” she’s experienced.
Holly said she was asked if there was a family history of seizures because her hands were locked and then the doctor came back.
The IUD was removed and the doctor said she had only seen Holly’s reaction once, to being placed on a nerve.
Holly’s body went into labor to try to push the IUD out – with the doctor stating if Holly had been pregnant she would have been on an epidural at that point.
Originally released as Woman’s IUD, it causes her to go into labor without being pregnant