Thinking of getting my tubes tied when I have my c-section - has anyone else had it done?

Andrea - posted on 03/11/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )

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Looking for your experiences if so - I'm turning 40 in May so NO MORE KIDS but I thought it might be easier if I just do it when I'm already cut open. Has anyone else done the same thing, and if so how did it go? I'm not 100% yet but I only have 2 weeks to decide.
thanks!

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Renee - posted on 03/11/2010

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I had it done 10 1/2 months ago during my c-section with my 3rd and last child. I'm 39 and my kids are 15, 11 and a 10 1/2 months old. So the last one was quite a surprise....lol. I knew right away that I wanted a tubal done after this child and knew I was having a c-section as I have had 2 before. I didn't find the recovery any harder than my last 2 c-sections. The tubal being done at the same time did not seem to affect recovery time nor was I in any more pain. I don't regret having it done at the same time. It beats getting cut open again 6 months down the road to get it done. Good luck with your decision and congrats on the upcoming addition to your family.

Jacqueline - posted on 10/02/2012

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am thinking on having this done i already have a 2 and half yr old a 1 an half yr old and i have just found out i am pregnant again :) i have had 2 pervious emergency C-sections so this one will be planned and i am thinking on having my tubes tied but have my doubts of knowing i will never be pregnant again but in all honestly i dont want anymore but its just making that decision to have it done am finding hard

Nancy - posted on 03/22/2010

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YES, IT WAS THE BEST THING I EVER DID. I GOT MY TUBES TIED AFTERN MY TWINS WERE BORN. THEY ARE NOW TEN YEARS OLD. IF YOU FEEL YOU DON'T WAN'T ANYMORE DOI IT.

Cristin - posted on 03/19/2010

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i had it done with my 3rd csection. no pain involved. sex is better. i recovered with no pain or complections.

Lisa - posted on 03/17/2010

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I just had my fourth child last July and delievered her C-section...after lots of research, I also decided to have my tubes tied while open. My husband and I know we don't want anymore children. It was a great decision for us. This was my second c-section so recovery was no different than the first. I love not having to stress about unplanned pregnancy or having to deal with taking birth control. I feel great and so far very happen with our decision. Good luck and it ultimately comes down to whatever is best for you and your family.

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Jessica - posted on 06/16/2014

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I'm having my fourth c section my doctor want me to think about tying my tube but it very emotional for me but I all so have to think about my risk having c sections it hard because lot of things run your mind so this is something I have to talk to my husband about what do u think?

Sue - posted on 03/21/2010

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i had my tubes tied after my second son and i was 21. when i was in my late 30's i had to have a partial hysterectomy. i was having a period every other week and spotting in between.

Michelle - posted on 03/21/2010

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I did mine 2 yrs ago and my daughter was 7 yrs old and I had no problems, glad i did it really got tired of the birth control pills and the cost of them every month and I was done having children I'm almost 39 my son is 19 now and my daughter is now 9 1/2 and not to sound selfish but I kinda wanted my life back and not be to old to enjoy it and finance is always an issue with the cost of daycare so if you want to do it and you are sure you don't want anymore children go for it. Good luck

Cristin - posted on 03/19/2010

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after my 3rd csection while they had me open i had my tubes tied. i had no pain so it was like i never had it done. i am glad i did it then. it went very well. and sex is better you dont have to worry about birth control anymore. im 43 now my youngest is turning 8 this year.

Wendy - posted on 03/17/2010

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Just make sure you're aware of all pros and cons (not just avoiding pregnancy).

Catherine - posted on 03/17/2010

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I have a 3 year old and a 14month old and was 39 when I delivered the second child. I had a tubal done with the C-section and I definitely found I had more discomfort for a couple of days - and the nurses would say "Oh yeah, you had a tubal" when I asked for more pain meds at the end of the day. But, I also had a Mirena after the first child because I was on warfarin and I DID NOT LIKE IT at all!! I had 3 weeks of pantyliner days, then a few days of bloating and fullness in the lower abdomen, which was pretty miserable. Would have rather had a period!! I now don't know whether I am premenopausal or it's because of the tubal, but I have irregular periods now. I definitely like not having to worry about contraception though!!

Monica - posted on 03/17/2010

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Ihave had the IUD since 2005... http://www.mirena-us.com/index.jsp)I
It took a year but since then no cycles to be annoyed with. I'm 40 and have looked into the new 'Essure' procedure that is done the Dr. Office..instead of hospital... (http://www.essure.com/Home/Understanding...)
which is a great option to surgically tubligation but just as permanent. But the draw back to both (tublication and essure) is that you would still have a cycle every month....
Good luck in deciding what you do ... as always, speak to your doctor about it.

Jacqueline - posted on 03/17/2010

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In 1980 I delivered vaginally my 4th child and opted for a tubal. Not worrying about pregnancy ever again has improved my "relationship" with my husband. I did have to have a partial hysterectomy 5 years later due to anemia which may or may not have related to the tubal. Doctors can't seem to agree whether the tubal increases your risk for a hysterectomy. 3 ladies I know that had tubals had hysterectomies. Regardless, it was worth it.

Kathryn - posted on 03/17/2010

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I'm 40 and done having kids but i also did not like the idea of something permanant. I ended up being fitted for the Mirena IUD. I have a few side effects here and there but overall, I'm extremely happy with it.

Lisa - posted on 03/17/2010

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I too was blessed with a surprise 5 years ago, my older children were 13 and 16 at the time. Connor was born C-section and I thought it was the perfect time to have my tubes tied. I knew I was going to be down for a bit with recovery anyways so I figured it was the best time. I am very happy with my desicion, and not worrying about birth control anymore is a huge relief.

Kathleen - posted on 03/17/2010

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Yes I had it done with my last child (she was c-section also) I think it was a good choice for me! I heal well and had no complications., I never once regretted my choice in the tube tying catagory! I felt no additional discomfort nor did I have any complications. For me it made sense I mean if I'd have delivered vbac with my last my husband would have stepped up to the scissors and taken care of buisness but hey the doctor was already in and I believe I bled less because they sucked more gunk out!

Karen - posted on 03/17/2010

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I got my tubes tied after having my 5th child by c-section 10 years ago. It was easier to get it done when they have you already cut open.

Wendy - posted on 03/16/2010

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If you're absolutely sure about no more kids then go for it. I had mine done with another proceedure and it worked well. However, they tell you it won't hurt - not true. Expect a bit more discomfort because of it. If you're having a C-section, it shouldn't be much worse than that. It's nice not to have to worry about concieving again. Makes sex more playful.

Michelle - posted on 03/16/2010

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I HAD MINE DONE WHEN I DELIVERED MY 3RD CHILD,NO C-SECTION SO I HAVE A TINY 1/4 INCH SCAR INSIDE MY BELLY BUTTON,YOUR STIFF,AND,SORE AFTERWARDS BUT NO PROBLEMS AT ALL

Chris - posted on 03/16/2010

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I wanted them to take everything away when I had my last c-section but they wouldn't do it. I refused to have my tubes tied and opted to have a myrena coil fitted six weeks after I had my last child - has the added bonus of making periods almost non-existent too which is what I wanted. Best of luck whatever you decide to do.

Amanda - posted on 03/16/2010

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I had planned to have mine done with #3 - and 3rd c/s but I chickened out at the last minute because I didnt like the idea of it being permanemt - even tho we are done having kids. I ended up not having it done & getting the Implanon implant - good for 3 years :) If you can't decide, you can always fill out the consent form (most hospitals make you fill it out at least 30 days prior to surgery) then if you change your mind, you can have them destroy the consent - thats what I ended up doing.

Jeanette - posted on 03/11/2010

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Hi, im 30yrs and i just had my fourth and last baby on Dec. It was my fourth c-section so i tied my tubes, so far i haven't had any problems. It doesn't seem any different from the other ones. I think its better to have it done at that moment since you are already there. But of course do what feels best for you.

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