Getting tubal ligation done, and need advise!

Kayla - posted on 01/29/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )




So I have an appointment to get this done. I am a little bit nervous, and I also want to know a couple things from woman who have already had it done.
I have 3 kids at home (stay at home mom) they are 4, 2 and 1. Will I need help taking care of them after I have this surgery?
Also, will I have to stay in the hospital for any amount of time after?
And lastly, how long is the recovery time once I am home?
Thanks ladies :)
Any other tips will be appreciated!


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~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/27/2014




I had mine done about 4 years ago. Yes you will need a few days to recover. You should not have to stay over night, I went home the next day. It took me about 1 week to full recovery, but was up and about the very next day.

Kayla - posted on 02/27/2014




Having it done tomorrow, very nervous!! But I have my husbands promise that he will run the vacuum for the next few weeks :)

Gemma - posted on 01/29/2014




This is for sterilisation I believe ....... I was sterilised 7years ago and unfortunately In july last year i suffered a miscarriage and my gp confirmed it ... all im saying is be prepared for it to possibly fail at some point in the future after 4years it can reverse x good luck to u hope it works out well I was in n out within 4 days (as I was sterilised straight after a c section. ) it is tender n u may experience cramps n gastrointestinal issues....

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/29/2014




Well, I can answer some, but not all...mainly because my ligation was done during the same stay as the birth of my youngest.

But, yes, you will want to have someone who can help you for a few days, mainly with lifting and vacuuming type chores.

Hospital stay, again, not sure. They released me after the 'normal' two days post partum, but since you're having a separate procedure, I'm not sure if they'd call it an outpatient surgery, or admit you overnight, or for a day or so...

Recovery will vary depending on the person. But, average recovery was between 3 & 6 weeks, depending on the type of procedure used. Mine was a bellybutton incision, so if i'd had that separately from the birth the doctor said it would have been less recovery time.

Either way, with the recovery, make sure you don't overdo. It's easy to "just do" something, and then really be hurting after an hour or so. I didn't even believe them about the vacuuming...I mean, really?...LOL...but boy, was I sorely mistaken! (really sorely, actually...)

And, good luck!

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