Tubal Ligation (Getting your Tubes tied)

Deborah - posted on 01/23/2012 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Hello Ladies.



I plan on getting my tubes tied after this (my 3rd) pregnancy. I have researched it a little, but I am wondering what kind of long term effects people have noticed after having one?



The only ones I've read about are a small chance of getting pregnant (2% or so) and heavier/crampier menstrual cycles.



I know this is DEFINITELY what I want to have done, so 'regret' afterward won't be an issue for me. I wasn't sure I wanted a 3rd in the first place, but here I am.



So, has anyone had one done? Like it? hate it? Does anyone have interesting information regarding the procedure? I've done some general research on the topic but I want 'real mom' opinions.



Thanks :)

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Bonnie - posted on 01/24/2012

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The only person I know of who got her tubes tied is my mother inlaw. That was 30 years ago, but she has had no issues with it.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/24/2012

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I had it done almost a year ago, no effects yet. My mom had it done after i was born...no side effects, and one of my sisters had it done about 8 years ago...no effects. I am very happy with my choice. Good luck.

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I had mine done in August 2008. I am very happy with my decision. I do have slightly heavier periods but I wouldn't say that the cramping is any worse. You'll just feel like hell for a day or so after the procedure.

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Cheryl - posted on 01/13/2013

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i got my tubes clipped in 2010 and 2012 i give birth to ababy boy ,and now i could be pregnant again im really scared didnt even no i could fall wrong again as the doctor said it had failed as clipps have removed themselfs ,i would ask the doctor if u could get them burned or removed if you defo want them done but saying that theres a lot off ppl thats had them took out and still fell pregnant hope this helps

Deborah - posted on 01/26/2012

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I've read about the 'air bubbles', but from what I understand, if you get it done right after having a baby, your uterus is still 'expanded' enough they don't need to use the air to do the procedure.



I also plan on getting mine burned, or whatever other option is available to me.



I wish we could do the vasectomy, but our insurance will cover my procedure, they won't cover his. With another baby on the way and a wedding three months after that, we really can't spare the extra cash for a procedure for him anyway.

Tammy - posted on 01/24/2012

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My friend had it done and has HORRIBLE periods.... My doctor told my husband and I to get his done instead of me because it is safer, faster healing and better outcomes.

Jennifer - posted on 01/24/2012

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I had it done. Have not noticed anything. My periods are actually lighter with less cramping. I still get some of those "am I pregnant?" feelings right before my period starts, and I hate that, but it really doesn't affect your hormones. My sis had one also, and she is also happy with it. Men getting fixed is the best option, but my first husband did that, and look where it got me! lol And it is easier for a man to get it done here in the states, too. I think it is because it is an easier reversal.



BTW, I thought the pain would be minamal, I'd just had a c-section, but they 'air up' your tummy so they can see. Those air bubbles were torture for me!! I cried like a baby! I'd sent hubby on a hunting trip, thinking all would be fine, and I ended up calling him and begging him to come home. It was still so worth it, just be ready!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/24/2012

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To be totally honest, my husband offered to get a vasectomy. he still might. I know I will never EVER want more kids, so I told him I would, and if anything ever happened between us, he would still have the option. I don't want that option, and I don't want others trying to change my mind...or having an "oops". Not that I plan on ever leaving my husband.

Hannah - posted on 01/24/2012

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They're not keen on doing this in England on the NHS, I know someone who wanted one and they told her she'd have to be at least 40 in case she changed her mind afterwards (even though she had four kids!) I think the risks are greater than with a vascectomy, which might explain their totally relaxed attitude towards handing these out. (Men can have them on the NHS as young as 20 if they really want to get it done!)

America3437 - posted on 01/24/2012

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Had mine done after my 3rd child. That was 13yrs ago and I have really bad cramps now and no sex drive but other then that it is great!

Deborah - posted on 01/23/2012

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Oh I agree Jakki, but our insurance will cover my procedure; they won't cover his. It's a money matter... lol

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My mum had it done and never had a problem... but I'd be more likely to suggest that hubby got his tubes tied before me!

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