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Getting tubes tied after birth

Posted by on Dec. 24, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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I'm due with baby #4 on April 1. This is my last baby and I want to get my tubes tied after the baby is born. My dh would get a vasectomy, but he has no insurance, just me.

My question is, did you get it done while still in the hospital after birth, or did you have to wait? I'm, as far as I know now, not having a csection and don't believe I will need one either.

I am 150% sure I'm done having babies. I will be 38 next month and my body can't handle any more pregnancies. I've tried getting the Essure procedure done after my dd was born 2.5 years ago, but I have a tilted uterus and they couldn't find my tubes. I'm going to get them cut, burned, etc so no possible way for more babies.
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by on Dec. 24, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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goddess99
by Michelle on Dec. 24, 2013 at 8:41 AM
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I had my tubes tied during my csection. I would personally do while you're in the hospital. I wouldn't want to have to go back and have someone watch the kids. You won't be able to left much for a while so waiting for your baby to be a little older I would think would be harder because you won't be able to lift her. My limit was 10 pounds and my dd was 9.7 so it was close lol but I could still do it. I had no problems or side affects from it. Good luck.

splatz
by Sarah on Dec. 24, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Most people I know who don't have c-sections get it done after baby is born. I'm not sure what the usual procedure is there.. Here is a bump though! 

Janet
by Ruby Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 3:58 PM

It's easier to get it done while your already in the hospital after the birth of your baby. That's what I would do.

Halobetasol
by on Dec. 26, 2013 at 5:05 PM

well good for you

Jennyanne322
by Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 5:08 PM
You don't have to have them tied. My doctor has these coil things that go into your tubes and scar tissue builds up around them. It takes about 6 months. It is done thru your vag. So no surgery needed.
lovegrandbaby
by on Dec. 26, 2013 at 5:41 PM

I think it is a personal choice.  I would discuss the options with your physician.

Junebaby18
by Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 6:50 PM
Quoting Jennyanne322: You don't have to have them tied. My doctor has these coil things that go into your tubes and scar tissue builds up around them. It takes about 6 months. It is done thru your vag. So no surgery needed.

I attempted to have that done after my dd was born, but since my uterus was tilted they couldn't find my Fallopian tubes. I also had to wait until after the baby was 6 weeks old to have it done. I would prefer having something done at the hospital so I won't have to go back in and recover from something else when I have no one to help me out at home. I also will have an almost 3 year old at home.
Johnhenrysgirl
by on Dec. 26, 2013 at 6:52 PM

I'm having my baby in a week and going to have him vaginally (if everything continues to go well) and the next day after I have him she will tie them. The hospital allows that but use to allow on same day but they changed it (unless you have a csection) but it's still better than waiting weeks after because I want to heal once not twice.

poshkat
by on Dec. 26, 2013 at 6:54 PM
I had to wait until ds was 4, almost 5. I couldn't find a doctor that agreed to do it before i turned 30 or had another kid.

Johnhenrysgirl
by on Dec. 26, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Bring it up to your doctor so you know your hosptial rules. My hospital won't let it be done on weekends but thankfully mine will be done on the week day before I go home :-)

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