Sneaky - posted on 01/20/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )
Hi. I am pregnant with my third (and hopefully LAST) child, and I am considering my options for long term contraception. Obviously the two 'longest term' options are the ten year IUD or having my tubes tied but I am having issues with both ideas :o)
First off I hesitate about getting an IUD because one of it's modes of operation is to stop a fertilized egg from implanting. . . I am not a religious person, but this idea makes me REALLY uncomfortable. Plus is it uncomfortable???
My concerns about getting my tubes tied are that I think I would have to undergo a general anesthetic - a risk I know is very small, but one I am not sure I have the right to take when I will have three children and a hubby at home waiting for me, and it is kind of permanent - what if I change my mind????
Yes, I have been told that I think too much :o)
Can anyone give me their experiences with either/both methods? Recovery, pain, complications, did it work for you?
Thanks for your help! Fortunately I still have a few months to make up my mind . . .