December 16, 2013 at 10:58 pm #16698gillian barronMember
hi im new to this site but im just wondering does anyone have any info on having sterilistaion done during a cecerean section as im contemplating having a third baby but it would also mean my third section so i think i would like to have this done. has anyone heard of being done in wex gen???December 17, 2013 at 8:23 am #130064JedtKeymaster
I don’t know if you can have that done during a c-section? Sterilisation usually requires a general anaesthetic, unlike most c-sections.
I looked into sterlisation after our 4th baby and from what I learned, the success rates are not brilliant – about 1 in 200 women have problems and need it redone or will become pregnant. It is also a difficult and painful procedure for a woman.
We decided on a vasectomy instead. It does not require general anaesthetic, does not take long, is a far simpler procedure and also the success rates are much better than sterilisation.
If you want any info on vasectomy let me know – for us, that was a much better option. We have never looked back since we had it done, my husband was done in just an hour and was grand after a few days. Its is very freeing not having to worry about contraception and there are 2 checks to make sure the vasectomy has been successful so you will know when you are 100% ready to stop using contraception.
HTH 😀December 17, 2013 at 10:39 am #130068munchinParticipant
my friend was sterilised during her 3 section – I’m not entirely sure if it was a general or not but I don’t think so – I’d ring them and ask as I’m sure it’s likely that different consultants and different hospitals may have different policies.December 17, 2013 at 5:22 pm #130072JedtKeymaster
How was she after it munchin? I know some women find it grand but some find it painful and difficult. I looked into it but just did not seem like a good fit for me.December 18, 2013 at 8:03 am #130080munchinParticipant
sabbi she’s been great – her little fella is 1.5yrs old now – she was a lot more uncomfortable after her previous section. She said she loved the freedom knowing she was sterilised brought – she has 4 boys and knew from before she was pregnant on her last that she was well and truly done. She’s delighted with the choice she made.December 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm #130086oriordanMember
Excuse ignorance but is sterilisation and tubal ligation (tying of tubes) the same thing? I will be having my third section in April and have been offered tubal ligation. I cannot make up my mind and I know I still wont have made up my mind by the time I get to the operating table. Im sure I dont want more kids but a the same time its so final. What to do . What to do.
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