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Has anyone been sterlised whilst having a c-section?

(5 Posts)
smilesattheweekend Thu 11-Sep-08 16:17:16

I am not planning a section but definately know I don't want to have anymore children after this one. Have been wondering if anyone has requested sterlisation at the same time as a section. I understand that they can put clips on or tie your fallopian tubes.

I would like to have a "normal" delivery, but if it happened that I needed a section for whatever reason I wouldn't be upset. I will definately have some sort of sterlisation later on (will have 2 children which I have always wanted and have had lots of prev miscarriages and just cannot bear going through anymore).

I hope I don't sound too selfish!

Any advice?



stroppyknickers Thu 11-Sep-08 16:20:08

My ob cons told me that although the surgeon would offer a sterilisation at the time of my planned c section, I should NOT do it! He was so right. After the baby (no 3) I was v emotional and baby loved up and wd have been gutted to think no more babies. As it happens, we did have another one!

DaisySteiner Thu 11-Sep-08 16:23:06

If you want to be sterilised at the same time as a C-section, you're supposed to discuss it and have it agreed in advance to give you a 'cooling-off' period. The main problem with being sterilised at the same time as CS iirc is that because everything is a bit swollen and 'different' because of the pregnancy, there's more chance of it spontaneously reversing. Have you thought of getting your dh/dp sterilised, it is a more straightforward procedure than for a woman.

Sawyer64 Thu 11-Sep-08 16:27:58

I was sterilised during my C-section.Easiest way IMO.

That was 2006 after 3 DC's.No problems since.

smilesattheweekend Fri 12-Sep-08 11:41:05

Thanks for your replies ladies, I will certainly discuss this with MW and also consultant at hospital. I defo don't want to have any more pregnancies - I was told it would be difficult for me to have kids so to have two will be more than I could ever have wished for. I just want to have baby and get back to normal, then resume a good sex life without worrying. It has taken many years to get to this stage, so it will take the worry out of it all to have it done. If I don't end up with section, I will have to have the op later.

Thanks again.


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