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Getting tubes tied...questions! Expecting #3!!!!! Due December 24; 2 kids; Mobile, Alabama 502 posts
23rd Jun '13

I've decided since this is my 3rd baby I'm done! My Dr. knows I'm wanting my tubes tied but we haven't really discussed it seeing as in I'm only 13wks5days. So basically my question is...after a normal delivery (hopefully I wont have to have a c-section) how long until they actually do the procedure? How did you feel afterwards, and did you have to stay longer than normal since you had surgery?

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15005 posts
23rd Jun '13

My SIL had to wait 7-10 days after delivering to have the procedure done. She came home that same day, she had a little pain and cramping, but it wasn't bad and didn't last for long.

Expecting #3!!!!! Due December 24; 2 kids; Mobile, Alabama 502 posts
23rd Jun '13
Quoting Crystal
F♥K♥R 3 kids; Missouri 679 posts
23rd Jun '13

Baby was born vaginally on the 11th, , tubes tied the 12th, home on the 13th. They said I could go home on the 12th but I didn't feel OK enough and the extra day made a huge difference.

Expecting #3!!!!! Due December 24; 2 kids; Mobile, Alabama 502 posts
23rd Jun '13
Quoting F♥K♥R:" Baby was born vaginally on the 11th, , tubes tied the 12th, home on the 13th. They said I could go home on the 12th but I didn't feel OK enough and the extra day made a huge difference. "


Did they give you the option to do it same day as having your baby?

F♥K♥R 3 kids; Missouri 679 posts
23rd Jun '13
Quoting Expecting #3!!!!!:" Did they give you the option to do it same day as having your baby?"


He does them next day or 6 weeks later. I go back to work so 6 weeks isn't an option. They left my epidural in so I didn't have to be put to sleep, but it didn't numb me enough so I just asked to be knocked out because I was worried I feel the whole thing lol. My sil had hers done at a different hospital and they do same day, next day or 6 weeks. She chose next day too. She wanted bonding time with baby.

iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
23rd Jun '13

I specifically asked the Dr if I was going to be able to wait a couple of weeks before getting it done, and he agreed with me that we should give my body time to get back to normal.



I researched a lot of information about the procedure and came to the conclusion that waiting was best, it gave my body time to heal and get back to normal, therefore decreasing the chances of the procedure failing due to the doc working on my tubes while they were still inflamed from childbirth. I had my daughter on September 17th and got my tubes tied on November 7th. I'm not saying that if you don't wait, your procedure is going to fail, I'm just saying that I talked to my doc and we both came to the decision that waiting was something we both agreed on.



It was fast and I was back to my daily routine within 24 hours, and that was important for me because I had a newborn and 2 other little ones to look after. I only used the hydrocodone prescribed to be the first day, after that I stuck to acetaminophen.

Expecting #3!!!!! Due December 24; 2 kids; Mobile, Alabama 502 posts
23rd Jun '13

Thanks ladies!!! I'm scared to death of having surgery...you should have seen me when I had my tonsils out lmao. But I know this is what I gotta do to keep me from having more babies lol!

HLin Due August 25; Kentucky 18 posts
23rd Jun '13

This is also my 3rd baby and I'm getting my tubes tied too. I'm a repeat c- section and the doctor is going to do mine right after the baby is out.

roflcopterrr Arkansas 478 posts
23rd Jun '13

This is my second, but I'm having a repeat section and he's doing it at the same time. As far as I know, I'm just staying the four days in. A friend of mine's mom had it done... 21 years ago, I want to say, but she got hers tied after she had her baby vaginally. Technology has changed things though.

*Mrs. Starks* 3 kids; Marysville, MI, United States 2326 posts
23rd Jun '13

I couldn't get mine tied with my 3rd c-section becuz I went to a Catholic hospital. Me having pregnancy brain didn't realize that St. John was Catholic :oops: But I do still want it done, but I was wondering, do you have to be put to sleep, or can you just get a spinal block?

F♥K♥R 3 kids; Missouri 679 posts
23rd Jun '13
Quoting *The Future Mrs. Starks*:" I couldn't get mine tied with my 3rd c-section becuz I went to a Catholic hospital. Me having pregnancy ... [snip!] ... :oops: But I do still want it done, but I was wondering, do you have to be put to sleep, or can you just get a spinal block?"


My hospital will let you do either. You also have to sign all the papers saying you want the tubal 30 days before you deliver, if you did that and no one told you, you can't have it done, they should get in a lot of trouble.

*Mrs. Starks* 3 kids; Marysville, MI, United States 2326 posts
23rd Jun '13
Quoting F♥K♥R:" My hospital will let you do either. You also have to sign all the papers saying you want the tubal 30 ... [snip!] ... 30 days before you deliver, if you did that and no one told you, you can't have it done, they should get in a lot of trouble."


Yeah we were going to and she came 3 weeks early. But I would get a tubal as long as I dont have to be put to sleep.

Expecting #3!!!!! Due December 24; 2 kids; Mobile, Alabama 502 posts
23rd Jun '13
Quoting *The Future Mrs. Starks*:" Yeah we were going to and she came 3 weeks early. But I would get a tubal as long as I dont have to be put to sleep."


I don't want to be put to sleep either BUT I think I would rather be put to sleep than to be awake knowing they are screwing around inside my body lmao

*Mrs. Starks* 3 kids; Marysville, MI, United States 2326 posts
23rd Jun '13
Quoting Expecting #3!!!!!:" I don't want to be put to sleep either BUT I think I would rather be put to sleep than to be awake knowing they are screwing around inside my body lmao"

I've had 3 c-sections so I am already use to that.