As opposed to your SO getting a vasectamy. Was your Tubal something that you were required to do, do to health problems? Was it a free choice you made between you and your SO? (Or alone) How did you know that it was the right choice for you?
If you could, please share your story about the procedure and recovery. Hubbs and I know we're done with having children, but I want to know if a tubal is the right way to go. As opposed to other options.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:48 PM on Dec. 9, 2009
Answer by canadianmom1974 at 12:48 AM on Dec. 10, 2009
I actually have a procedure done called "essure". It's done in the OB's office, where they insert a coil in to each tube and in 3 months time it scars over and blocks the tube. Less invasive then having a tubal. It worked out great for me!! ask your Doc about it!! Here is their website: http://www.essure.com
Answer by Morgain at 2:02 AM on Dec. 10, 2009
I just knew I couldn't handle another kid, mentally or physically. So I opted for Essure. Tubal ligations and vasectomies can self reverse and you would never know. That scared me. So I went with Essure since you get confirmation that it worked 3 months later. You can read about my experience in my journal. I linked you to the one that talks about the procedure itself. It is done in office and you are not put under for it in most cases.
Answer by purpleducky at 8:25 AM on Dec. 10, 2009
Answer by BusyBeesmom at 9:08 AM on Dec. 10, 2009
Sorry - I forgot to answer some of your questions: I didn't have any health problems, but I have never had any type of surgery or anesthesia other then my Epi- so I was scared to death of a Tubal. And I just couldn't make my hubby go thru the getting snipped process - I just didn't want to make him get cut. So when my midwife suggested the Essure procedure it just felt right.
The procedure it self went wall, I got a bit nauseous b/c I have never taken the pain meds + the valium they give you before. I had some cramping right when they inserted the coils, but I went home and took a 3 hour nap, woke up feeling like it never happened. I was back to normal that night, just had a little bleeding like a light period for a few days. Good luck no matter what you choose!!
Answer by Morgain at 11:38 AM on Dec. 10, 2009
Answer by witchymoma at 12:40 AM on Dec. 11, 2009