Question RE: tubal ligation
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|Mon, 03-14-2005 - 10:52am|
Hi, I am a lurker here in need of some research sites, direction and opinion.
I had a tubal after my second child was born. I am a Catholic convert, but regrettably was not practicing when I had it. I won't go into all the reasons why, just that it is a big regret.
Fast forward to now, 5 years later, and the old familiar urge to have a baby is resurfacing. I have grown so much in my faith and I feel that having another baby would be adding to the joy in my family's lives and I think because my DH and I are on a much more spiritually secure level, the opportunity to raise another child would be so amazing.
Am I selfish? Did I forfeit my right to do this? And more importantly, what does the Church say about an issue like this? I spoke with a priest a few years ago about the regret of the procedure and at the time was ok with not having any more babies. He advised me to not use my body for purposes outside of the natural realm of marital joy just because there is no "fear of pregnancy" (He actually said it alot better than that, I am just paraphrasing) I haven't talked to a priest this time, because we are new to our area and I don't have a comfortable relationship there yet.
So, anyone? Any thought on this? I really appreciate any feedback.