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C-Section and Tubes Tied??? Evonne Tate Due March 9 (boy); 3 kids; Alabama 25 posts
8th Jan '12

Hello, I'm 31-32 weeks pregnant with my 4th and final child. I am having my 3rd c-section on 2/29 if I make it this long. I have had 2 prior c-section and did wonderfully with recovery but I am curious about getting your tubes tied. I know this is the best option but was wondering how long the actual procedure is once they remove the baby and placenta. Is there more recovery time? Anyone who has experienced having a c-section while awake and having their tubes tied, if you could share your stories, that would be great! Thanks again

La~La 4 kids; Houston, Texas 22034 posts
8th Jan '12

I personally would not get my tubes tied if i were you unless having another baby would endanger your life or the potential childs life. After I had my fourth I got my tubes tied because I *thought* I didnt want any more kids.....I regret it every day.

Katie & Clay's Mommy! TTC since Jan 2012; 18 kids; Louisiana 2847 posts
8th Jan '12

I was supposed to get my tubes tied after our baby came in June cuz I was gonna have a section too. But since my m/c I have decided that if we do in fact get pregnant again I will not tie my tubes because I've read too many women's stories about losing their children after birth. But I heard the entire procedure takes roughly 45 minutes (including tying tubes) and requires no more recovery time than it takes for normal section.

Evonne Tate Due March 9 (boy); 3 kids; Alabama 25 posts
8th Jan '12

Thank you La-La... I am 100% sure we are done expanding our family. We are military and in the 10 years we have served, moved 2 countries and 2 states. When I was younger I dreamed of a bigger family (my grandma has 13 children) but I know I don't the $$$ or all the extra time to contribute my love evenly with so many kids. I do know with all I have seen, should my husband and I decide to have more, we would adopt a toddler. I do worry about carrying another child because I have a inverted pelvis and my first child got shoulder dystocia and paralyzes temporarily so it scares me...I just worry about how much my body could take with a 4th c-section....this pregnancy has been very hard on me. Thank you again and sorry having your tubes tied was a hard lesson for you.

user banned 2 kids; Saint Catharines, Ontario 151075 posts
8th Jan '12

I don't agree that you shouldn't do it unless there's a medical reason, but I do believe you shouldn't do it unless you're 100%, absolutely certain you do not want more children.



I know two children is my limit, and my husband feels the same. We just could not handle another child even if we wanted more. So I had a tubal done during my second c-section, and I have not regretted it once. It's been nearly three years now. I'm happy that I did not develop post tubal ligation syndrome like some people I know have. I found it's benefited me, my periods are now more regular; they never were in the past.



If you avoid PTLS and and are 100% sure it's the right decision, then I'd recommend it. Unfortunately you can't control the former.



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Nornastasia 34 kids; San Antonio, Texas 927 posts
9th Jan '12
Quoting God:" I don't agree that you shouldn't do it unless there's a medical reason, but I do believe you shouldn't ... [snip!] ... PTLS and and are 100% sure it's the right decision, then I'd recommend it. Unfortunately you can't control the former. C."

I've never heard of PTLS before. Do you know how common it is? I googled but mostly came up with lists of symptoms.



I'm scheduled for a repeat csection in a few weeks, and have been considering having my tubes tied because we are done after this one. I didn't want to take birth control pills anymore since they make it harder for me to lose weight. After reading about PTLS I'm not so sure anymore if it's worth the risk o.O

user banned 2 kids; Saint Catharines, Ontario 151075 posts
9th Jan '12

Honestly, I'm not sure what the numbers are. But I know when I looked into it before having the surgery done I felt it was worth taking the risk, for myself personally.



C.

Evonne Tate Due March 9 (boy); 3 kids; Alabama 25 posts
9th Jan '12

Nornastasia: I too had never heard of PTLS. I googled it as well and did not like what I read. My husband was going to get a vasectomy for "just in case" but now I see a vasectomy is so much safer than a tubal surgery. I already have abnormal periods (maybe 3 a year) and with my last child had PPD...I don't think I could handle the side effects of PTLS. So glad this was mentioned because I will be speaking to my OBGYN now to opt out of having my tubes tied. My husband is already scheduled for March so condoms will have to be the way to go until he gets a zero sperm count reading!!! Appreciate the knowledge God

Nornastasia 34 kids; San Antonio, Texas 927 posts
9th Jan '12

It's still very tempting to me to have done, as my husband refuses to get a vasectomy. I didn't want to continue the pill because I worry about the long term effects of playing around with my hormone levels, but it sounds like a tubal may throw my hormones out of whack anyways. I do have somewhat general anxiety, but didn't have any issues with PPD after having my daughter. My periods were fine for the longest time, but got weird when we were TTC this one (I had a progesterone deficiency). I will bring this up with my OB this week to see if she's one of the doctor's that believes it's real. I guess I've got a lot to think about.



Thanks for the info!