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yabyum Fri 26-Jul-13 07:38:36

I had it done when I was 30 (nearly 20 years ago, gulp!) - no problem at all, one day at home in bed resting but no pain (just fatigue & stiffness). Best decision I ever made. It does wonders for your sex life!

MarianForrester Fri 26-Jul-13 07:34:48

I got sterilised with the Essure procedure- no op and no GA; it was painless and I am very happy with it!

Got it done on NHS after I googled, found it, and persuaded them. I didn't want an op, and didn't get n with the Mirena. Worth a look, I reckon?

Mutley77 Fri 26-Jul-13 07:31:07

Had mine done during Elcs with number 3 six weeks ago. I am 35.

I do feel 100 percent confident I never want to be pregnant again, and four kids not really practical for us.

Sophiathesnowfairy Fri 26-Jul-13 07:25:32

I finally had mine yesterday. I feel ok in myself. Very sore and bruised. But lying in bed listening to the chaos downstairs!

carrielou2007 Tue 25-Jun-13 16:26:20

I had my post natal check up today after dc3 and as after my other two children asked for this and finally my GP agreed and referred me grin. Was going to have if do e during ELCS did dc3 which I then decided against having (for medical condition) as worried about recovering with two other you g dc then had EMCS in the end grr!!

NeverBeenToMe Sat 22-Jun-13 07:32:12

I had my tubes tied (keyhole) at 32 after three children. Recovery was fine even with an arse of a husband sulking except for that shoulder pain! Oh, and some vaginal bleeding, which I wasn't expecting. I can't remember what they said they'd done now, but actually felt quite violated at the time as I didn't know they would be doing anything vaginally.

Feelslikea1sttimer Sat 22-Jun-13 07:23:58

I had it done when I was 22, the op was dead straightforward and I was up and about the next day with a tiny bit of pain in my shoulders.

I'm now 34 and the reversal was a damn sight more painful and more expensive!

Simple op just make sure it's definitely what you want smile

Branleuse Sat 22-Jun-13 07:19:39

im 36 and i had it done 18mths ago. It was absolutely fine and straightforward.

Only pain i had was in the shoulders from the gas they use for keyhole surgery

Sophiathesnowfairy Sat 22-Jun-13 07:16:14

I just noticed my typo. I am actually 40!!! However on some days feel 49! Thanks for sharing.

JogOnKitty Mon 17-Jun-13 06:18:45

I had it done 18 months ago and it was the best thing I ever did. I have 3dc all conceived whilst using contraception, so been sterilised has taken a lot of worry away.
I went to hospital in the morn and had the op dinnertime-ish. I was home early evening after coming round from ga and going to the toilet.
I rested the following day but was back to looking after 3dc (youngest was 3months old) the day after, which I wouldnt recommend as it was painful trying to pick ds2 up.
I recovered well apart from pain in my shoulder, which is apparently an aftereffect of ga.
Good luck with making your decision.

hesterton Mon 17-Jun-13 05:54:29

I had it done at 25, 26 years ago now. Never regretted it. Was a bit more painful than I expected but I had a furious little ward doctor who couldn't believe her boss had agreed to the op and punished me by refusing me painkillers, telling me it wasn't a procedure associated with pain.

That bit still rankles!

Eastpoint Mon 17-Jun-13 05:47:12

I had it done when I was the same age as you, I was sure I never wanted to be pregnant ever again.

I had to go in around 11, op was at 2.30 I think. Because I can't take codeine or ibuprofen I had to have a morphine based painkiller. They didn't let me out until I had peeed which was quite late because of the morphine but I drank masses of water to try & pee.

I spent the next day in bed as I had been told to rest & with 3 young children I was very happy to have a day off. My youngest was coming up for 5.

I had some pain which I think was due to adhesions about 6 weeks later, really painful for a day or two but that was it. I can't remember any restrictions on driving, I think I wasn't allowed to run for 2 weeks.

Sophiathesnowfairy Fri 14-Jun-13 06:40:39

Would also be interested in others op experience.

Sophiathesnowfairy Fri 14-Jun-13 06:40:05

I have finally had my date through of 18july Hoorahh. It was a bit difficult to organise as they don't like to do it. You might swing it on the complicated pregnancies. I tried the mirena, which has been awful, and threw a paddy. I am 49, have 4 children, three of which I haemorrhaged after having. The consultant was brilliant. If it is what you really want go for it and dig your heals in.

WeOnlyPlannedTheFirst Sun 05-May-13 20:06:57

Got my tubes tied during my last c section. Absolutely no problems so all very positive's so final!

Rebecca75 Fri 26-Apr-13 20:48:37

Hi, I'm thinking of getting sterilized. I'm 38, just had my last child after 4 very complicated pregnancies. Has anyone else had the op and if so how did it go?

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