I’m Pregnant with My Second Baby, and After He Arrives, I Want to Get My Tubes Tied: Any Advice?

A pregnant mom is looking for experiences from the community moms who have ever gotten their tubes tied. She wants to know what the process is like in terms of recovery, the procedure itself, and beyond.

A Community Member asks:

So I am 24 weeks due with my 2nd son! I am pretty positive that after the baby gets here, I will be getting my tubes tied! For those of you who have had this done, flood me with your experiences: the good and the bad. From the procedure itself, to recovery, to afterward. Don’t leave anything out. I understand everyone is different, and bodies take it differently as well. I am just looking at what to mostly expect and how it was for you! Thank you! Please, no bashing!

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Community Advice For The Pregnant Mom Wanting To Get Her Tubes Tied

To see what experience the Mamas Uncut Facebook community has for this pregnant mom wanting to get her tubes tied, read the comments of the post embedded below.

Fan QuestionHow was your experience getting your tubes tied?So I am 24 weeks due with my 2nd son! I am pretty…

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Advice Summary

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To hear some of the experiences from the mothers in the Mamas Uncut Community you can read the following comments.

I had my tubes tied with my youngest (20 years ago next month). I had a c-section so they tied while they had me open. I’ve never had any problems and don’t regret it one second.

It was a horrible recovery from a C-section on top of tubal ligation. Cramps are 10x worse and bleeding is 100x worse for me at least. I had to get different pads than what I used to use because of the heavy bleeding.

I wanted to get my tubes tied after my second. My dr did everything she could to convince me not to, and 3 yrs later I regret not getting it done. I am not able to at the moment and I dislike the IUD I am on. So my suggestion is if you want to have it done don’t let someone convince you not to.

Don’t do it! Worst mistake. Period symptoms last for two weeks, and so much worse than before. Periods last 7 full days. Super heavy. Bad migraines. If I could go back I wouldn’t have done it!

The worst thing I ever did. Had pain constantly and periods were unbearable! Mind you I went home after a c-section on no pain meds so for me to need prescription pain killers to even tough my period pains were ridiculous. I got my tubes tied in January of 2018 and ended with a hysterectomy in February 2019. I wouldn’t recommend a tubal to anyone.”

I’ve never had any problems after mine. No period problems, no cramping.

I think everyone’s experience is quite different. I had my tubes tied 6 weeks after my second child was born and it was THE MOST painful experience ever…and I delivered without an epidural.”

Final Thoughts

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I noticed in the community comments that many had very similar, and painful, experiences. From my own experience: I regret doing it for a few reasons, and I am glad I did it for others. Sometimes I wish I could go back and change my choice, but other times I am so glad I can’t.

I will start with the positive. I was 32-years-old and I had my fourth baby. She came earlier than my other four and had to stay in the hospital for some time. Because of my age and the fact that I had four children with my last coming too early, it was decided by myself and my husband to have no more children. I decided I would get my tubes tied at 6-weeks postpartum.

The negative was that it was very painful for the first few hours of recovery and after that, I had very painful periods with heavy bleeding. I did not regret having it done for these reasons though. I felt that it came with the territory. What I did regret is that I didn’t wait a little longer. I feel I was still relatively young.

Being under thirty and having only two children makes me want to say, just for those reasons alone, to wait. But this is a very big decision that only you can make and it is no one’s business what you choose to do. My only advice would be to wait a little longer to take such a drastic form of birth control. Maybe you can look into other forms of long term birth control rather than permanent. Whatever you choose to do I hope it goes well and your recovery is quick and pain-free.

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