IUD or Tubal??

Anneke - posted on 11/19/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )




We have 3 beautiful children and don't really need/want any more. Any advice please???


Lisa - posted on 11/21/2010




I would go for the IUD. I personally had the tubal and now my periods are terrible (they never tell you that will happen). Their solution to the terrible periods: IUD - so why not knock out two birds with one stone?


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Christi - posted on 11/23/2010




I would get the IUD and just think about it for five years and see how you feel. It is practically fool proof and no periods, yay!

Nicole - posted on 11/23/2010




I have the mirena it lasts for 5 yrs then cn get a new one an keep doing it...i have little to no period and LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/22/2010




GGot a Tubal 2 months ago. Feeling great! Had to go under general anesthesia. I think the ensure the don't anything and can do it right in the office. Good luck!

Anneke - posted on 11/22/2010




Thank you all Ladies!! Everyone's insight is much appreciated! Still not sure what to do. Would love for the hubby to get done. It would make my decision so much easier!! Hahaha!! :)

Kelly - posted on 11/22/2010




Be careful with the IUD. I had the Mirena and it was great the first 5 years. But when I went to have it removed and replaced is when the problems started. I am not sure what went wrong, but immediately after getting the 2nd IUD, I began to suffer from terrible lower back pain and pain in my lower abdomen. Finally (2 years later) the doctors decided it was my uterus and I had to have a hysterectomy (which did resolve the issue). I am sure the 2nd IUD caused the problems. The IUD was great the first 5 years, but I wouldn't recommend it beyond that.

Bethany - posted on 11/21/2010




If you TRULY don't want any more and have no other issues, (endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, etc) go with the tubal.

I have both of the above and only really wanted one child. The nice thing about the IUD is if you ever change your mind, you can have another. I don't have my cycles with mine which is normal for some women. It's a bonus as far as I;m concerned. Copper T will give you more cramps. The Mirena is know for headaches. As a normal Migraine surviver, I haven't noticed a difference and I've had mine a year. My Mirena under insurance cost me two office visit copays ($50) for 5 years of coverage and 10 minutes for insertion, verses the cost of surgery, your down time with three kids. After the 5 years, you go in have the old one taken out and the new one put in at the same visit, and you're good for another 5 years. IUDs are just as affective as Tubals. Nothing is perfect, except abstance and being married, I don't think that is where you want to be.

The choice in the end is yours. I made mine. I'm an IUD girl.

Jessica - posted on 11/20/2010




i honestly would not get the IUD or the Tubal. my mom had the IUD and they lost it and then found it floating around up there and my sister got it but it ended up getting imbedded into her uterus and now shes prego with her 2nd child with it still imbedded. i new a lady that tried to get the Tubal and it took 2 hrs of them trying and they couldnt even get it in place. very painful... so i would just tell ur hubby to buck up and snip snip. haha

Tracy - posted on 11/20/2010




I wanted a tubal. They can do them right after childbirth, even if its vaginal. Because of the issues I had with my son's birth, my dr didn't agree with that. It didn't help that my kids' father was in the room declaring he'd get snipped. So, I never got it done, and he never got snipped. Now I have Mirena, which is great! My periods are light. I still get hormonal PMS, and at times I bleed a little during relations. It freaks my bf out a little at times, but I assure him that he's not hurting me. I'm just waiting to hear my ex's hippy dippy gf got knocked up..... lol

Adrienne - posted on 11/20/2010




You could ask your doctor about Essure. It's a permanent though so you would have to make sure your really done.

Karla - posted on 11/20/2010




I would have to assume the IUD would be less expensive and less painful....huge factors for me:)

Christy - posted on 11/20/2010




I have heard from several moms that after they got their tubal, they were hormonal and felt "bitchy" all the time. I did some research and decided NOT to get one after my last was born (I was 34 at the time) and still won't do it. I also read 10% of cases suffer hormonal issues after the tubal. That percent was just too high for me. JMO, though.

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I will be getting a tubal as soon as my doc okays it (I am still "too young" and I "dont' have enough children" for my insurance to pay for it - I am 24 and I have 3 kids). I have to wait until I'm 25 (since having more children just for a tubal is not an option - lol), so I only have a few months left, but in the interim I have an IUD. I like it, but be warned that your period is NOT guaranteed to stop! I've had mine for close to a year now and I still get my period every single month. Of course it is lighter than it used to be, but it's been constistent in it's lightness for the last 9 months, so I'm not counting on it suddenly stopping (and if it did, I would go buy a pregnancy test right away since we got pregnant on other birth conrol three times now!).

I'd suggest that maybe if you're not 110% absolutely positive that you are done, then go for the tubal, but if there's even a littel bit of "well, maybe..." then go for the IUD and reasses in a few years :)

Anneke - posted on 11/20/2010




I really would love for him to get the vasectomy, especially considering I was the one who had the kids!! He doesn't want a doctor going near there with a sharp object. We even have a dr in town that does the procedure scalpelless, but he still won't go for it. Wimp!! lol. So it's up to me now. Tubal is fine with me, but with an IUD there's an awesome benefit! Very little to no period!!!!!

Jodi - posted on 11/20/2010




Implant/pill/other female hormonal contraception, condoms, etc, average 95% effective. Tubal, 99.5% effective. Vasectomy, 99.995% effective. Take your pick. My husband had the vasectomy because it is a less intrusive procedure than a tubal, and hormonal contraceptives don't work for me. For us it made sense. Which one is right for you depends on your situation.

Sneaky - posted on 11/20/2010




Same situation :o) For the moment I have the implant in my arm so we have a whole three years to think about it!

If it comes down to a permanent solution though, it will definitely be HIM getting the chop not me!!

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