tubal ligations

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I had my yearly checkup with my gyno today and tubal ligation came up.

My doctor asked me if I was interested in having one. My husband would never have a vasectomy. I am 32, and we are not planning to have any more children. I guess I just want to hear about anyone's experiences with this.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 11/19/2012

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Kristie, I'm sure it does mess with you emotionally...I know that when they made me take the pill (so I wouldn't get pregnant right after my first), I was a mess, and it stayed in my system for over 2 years...even though I only took the pills for 3 months, I couldn't handle the mess that I was.



If you and your husband have discussed it, and you are comfortable and happy with your decision, I wish you the best! Tell 'em you want a belly button incision if possible...

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My husband and I have talked about it. Both our daughters were unplanned, but we wouldn't have it any other way. We decided on an age limit (no pregnancies past 30.) He's long past that (lol) and I'm a couple years past that.

I've done research and my husband is of the opinion that if that is what I want he's on board. My dr. told me about the changes to my cycle. I really want to stop taking birth control, bc I think it really screws with my emotional state.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 11/19/2012

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I had mine done at 27, when I had the last kiddo. We'd decided well before getting married that we only wanted 2, and that was what we did. I figured if God had wanted me to have more, I wouldn't have taken 8 years to conceive the first and a subsequent 2.5 for the second (no BC for either attempt). I actually tried to get them to do a hysterectomy, but they "don't do that anymore". (I say, it's my body, and I don't want that part, so I should be able to have it removed.)



Hasn't changed my cycle any, except that I'm more "regular" now than I was, and my flow time is actually shorter. But, I am not contributing that to the tubal, just to chemical changes in my body. I have less cramping now, but again, not saying that's the tubal.



It was right for us. We discussed it long before we even had kids, and I've never regretted for an instant making that decision. If I really feel the "need" to have another child, I'll adopt.

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Kristie, I haven't had this done myself, but my sister has and had nothing but problems. Her period became increbibly stupid..she would have it and then about 1-2 weeks later..all over again. But, not everyone is the same. She has had it done and now she says she wished she never had done it..She at the time didn't want anymore children either and years went by after having it done, she wished she could. You are only 32 years old...don't let a doctor pressure you into having it done. I , myself would not have it done. I am 36 years old now. If God doesn't want you to have anymore children, you won't. I dont know if you believe in God, so, if you don't..please don't be affended by me saying that. I am not trying to affend you in any way.

I am telling you that since you are 32 and don't want anymore children at this time..years may go by and you might change your mind. Hope you understand what I am saying here..And I hope that if you do decide to have it done..I hope it all goes well for you. But, think about your pros and cons before you do happen to do it. Good luck and God bless.

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