Does anyone know much about getting tubes tied?

Ashli - posted on 02/15/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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I am having my second child on July 5th. We are having a c-section and we plan to get my tubes tied during the surgery. The pain from my first c-section was terrible and I have heard that getting your tubes tied makes it worse. Is this true? What should I expect?

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Alisha - posted on 02/15/2010

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i got mine tied during my emerg c-section with my 3rd child. pain wise im not sure if it hurts more or not as with my first 2 children i never had c-sections. nothing feels different. wish i could help out more. i went ahead and did it last min just cuz they were already cuttin me wide open

Jodi - posted on 02/15/2010

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My doctor actually advised me NOT to get my tubes tied within 6 months of having a baby because the hormones still in your body which help your body heal quickly after pregnancy and childbirth can ALSO heal the tubes!!! I specifically asked if I should sign some release forms for them to do a ligation if I had to have an emergency c-section, and I was advised against it :)

I looked into it very thoroughly at the time, and as it turns out, you have a 1 in 300 chance of becoming pregnant after a tubal ligation, BUT, it goes down to a 1 in 200 if you have it done at the time of birth or shortly after, so as you can see, it is less effective if done during a c-section. Vasectomy, on the other hand, is a 1 in 2000 chance. My husband and I decided we much preferred the vasectomy odds :)

Heather - posted on 02/15/2010

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I got my tubes tied after I had my 2nd child. I didnt have a c-section but i went back 6 weeks later to get my tubes tied. The process was over before I knew it. The pain wasnt to bad it just cramped and hurt when i got up or sat down. But what people have told me thats how the pain is when you have a c-section. So other than that the recovery was fast and i love my decision. If you are already having a c-section I would go on and get it done if that is what you are wanting to do. you got to think if you are having a c-section then you are already going to be sore why not get it all done once and you will not ever have to worry about it. The pain shouldn't be anymore.

Christina - posted on 02/15/2010

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I dont think that hhaving your tubes tied would add to the pain of having a c-section. I actually went back and had my tubes tied about 10 months after my youngest was born. I had absolutely no pain at the site (belly button). The only discomfort I had was the air they apprently filled me up with as it was dissipating. Good luck!

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Tanya - posted on 08/13/2013

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Hello, I had my tubes tied while having a c-section and I would not recommend it! It is way more painful and not to mention all the changes that happen to your body are rediculous! It has been six years and I am now waiting to get a reversal done and not because I want more children but to fix all the issues I am going threw due to getting tied! Really do your research! Look up Post tubal ligation syndrome

Bobbi - posted on 02/15/2010

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you can reverse the surgery Ahli, however there is an increased chance that you won't get pregnant after the reversel due to scare tissue. I had the norplant put into my arm and it was amazing. they put it in your upper arm during an office procedure and that is it. it's good for five years and it only takes about 45 min to put it in with a local and another 20-30 minutes to have it removed. besides, if you decide before the 5 yrs is up to have kids you can have it taken back out in one office visit.

Patricia - posted on 02/15/2010

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Sorry Ahli! did not know you are planing more kids if that is the case do not need any surgical procedure, I was on the depo shot for 16 years never got an "accident" no side effects at all, but of course everybody is different, you should talk to your doctor.

Ashli - posted on 02/15/2010

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My friend had the mirena and she said that it was very uncomfortable and that her partner could feel it? I dont know if it was because hers was put in wrong or if that was just a normal effect from it.

Vickie - posted on 02/15/2010

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I am looking to have my tubes tied with my c-section in April. This was a very good question to ask. As for not wanting anything permenant but needing time, have you looked into the mirena or other types of IUDs? I got one after my son (who is 4 years old now) It was done within a couple of weeks of having him and worked great. We had it removed last January, it is a 5 year birthcontrol that you do not need to do anything with. Just a thought if you are looking to have more children later, it cost less than 200 to have it removed.

Ashli - posted on 02/15/2010

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I personally do not think it is "stupid" to get them tied. We were on birth control when I got pregnant both times and I do not want that to happen again. Getting your tubes tied is not permanent. There is a surgery to have it reversed and I know woman who have had it done.
Thank you guys for your help!

Kayliecia - posted on 02/15/2010

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Ive never had a C section but ive had my tubes well not tied but i had the Essure procedure done you can look the procedure up on theinternet but that wasn't that bad, seeing i had 2 postierior babies it wasn't half the pain i went through. Good luck i agree with Mandy and Jenny that you already have stuff going on so thats probably the best time to do it..when you are in the "Zone".

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i no someone who got there tubes tied she didnt say it was painful but her periods got way worse an he doc told her that it could happen like that

Kim - posted on 02/15/2010

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Well, if your not sure that your ready to quit having kids, then why get them tied? That's stupid...just take birth control or something. I got the Essure too, no pain at all, in and out. Once you tie your tubes, its perm., no matter how you do it

Ashli - posted on 02/15/2010

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I don't really want anything that is permanent because I am still young and may possibly want more kids in the future, but I don't know. My doctor said tube tying can be reversed but i costs alot of money. But I don't need any more kids right now and when I am financially stable enough to have more kids I will be able to afford the surgery. I am not really scared, just curious on the after effects.

Patricia - posted on 02/15/2010

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If you afraid of the pain get the essure but is permanent no reversible I got it at the doctors office and plus cover by the insurance, got it friday went back to work monday, you get local anesthesia they go inside and block your tubes and that is it. Get more info with your doctor.

Jenny - posted on 02/15/2010

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I got mine tied with a Csection and it was no worse than my first. It was an extra 10 minutes in the OR and that was that.

Mandy - posted on 02/15/2010

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I got mine tied with my last child and found the pain no worse with this c/s then the prior one. You are already being manhandled in your abdomen, and little snip is not going to make anything that much worse! Hope this helps.

Mandy - posted on 02/15/2010

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I got mine tied with my last child and found the pain no worse with this c/s then the prior one. You are already being manhandled in your abdomen, and little snip is not going to make anything that much worse! Hope this helps.

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