c-section and tubal ligation

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Registered: 10-03-2005
c-section and tubal ligation
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Wed, 09-03-2008 - 3:13pm

I'll most likely be having a c-section to deliver my twins, who are both breech. I'm interested in having my tubes tied at the same time. I've only talked with my doctor briefly about this so far because we've been focused on some complications with the babies, and because of those complications, I've been reluctant to really think about the tubal ligation. Assuming all is ok with these babies (I'm at 32 weeks, so we're pretty much nearing

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 09-03-2008 - 9:17pm

Welcome to the board, and congrats on expecting twins soon. I would not have a tubal ligation done. Has your doctor discussed with you the risks and complications that come with PTLS post tubal ligation syndrome? I highly suggest you read up on PTLS and decide if the risk of such complications are worth it. Personally I refused a Tubal as I was aware of the risks and have decided on another permanent birth control called Essure.

Take a read through the following posts for more info on PTLS....

http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppcsection/?msg=6991.1
http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppcsection/?msg=7035.1
http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppcsection/?msg=7101.1
http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppcsection/?msg=7128.1
http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppcsection/?msg=7189.1
http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppcsection/?msg=7296.1

Good luck to you and please do keep us posted.

Dionne

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Registered: 08-01-2008
Thu, 09-11-2008 - 5:31pm
I didn't even know there was such a syndrome. PTLS, going to have to research that. 13wks into my 2nd pregnancy and was thinking of having my tubes tied during the c-section. Seeing as they already have you open, it only makes sense to do it right then and there if you know that is what you want.

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Thu, 09-11-2008 - 6:37pm

All -


If you are 100% sure that you are done having kids AND you've decided that a tubal is your chosen form of BC, I do think it makes sense to have it done at the time they're alreayd in there for your C. However, just be sure that you've done those two things. If there is any, any, any chance that you might want more kiddos - don't feel pressured... and just be sure to check out the side effects and other options that you might have before committing.


If you've done that - then I think you're good to go. G/L everyone!

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Registered: 09-03-2003
Fri, 09-12-2008 - 5:44pm
I had my tubes tied at the time of my last c-section. We knew we were done and figured since she was "already in there", why not take care of it. I have read some websites about the post tubal ligation syndrome, but many appear to be pretty biased to me. I would just talk to your OB. I have not had any issues with it.

Cathy, Ann (5 years) and Mary (2 years)


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Registered: 10-03-2005
Sun, 09-14-2008 - 1:58pm
Thanks. I've done a fair amount of research (I go right to the med journals) and am pretty comfortable with doing the tubal while they're already there for the c-section.
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Registered: 09-15-2008
Mon, 09-15-2008 - 3:46pm

I delivered both of my children via c-section (#1 emergency and #2 planned).