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manuka Mon 16-Jul-07 21:14:17

I am considering getting sterilised (!! That always make me think about my Avent steriliser) Anyway have any of you had this procedure and what was it like??

Idobelieveinfairies Mon 16-Jul-07 22:17:38

I have been sterilised. Mine was with a c-section though. You get lots of wind which can be uncomfortable. Peppermint tea is meant to help.

Mine has worked so far

ivykaty44 Mon 16-Jul-07 22:29:31

I have and it was really very easy. I was telephoned for an appointment and asked when I could go into hospital, I asked for a thursday and that was fine (this from the NHS?)

Went in for 12.30 and was first on the list, was taken down at 1pm on the dot, came round and given a cup of coffee and some biscuits. Went home at 4.30 having been shown photographs to prove it had been done and also given plenty of pain relief and morphine.

Wasn't that painful and friday sat on the sofa. saturday wlked down to the school fair. Tuesday went back to work.
It did feel like i had had my belly button peirced for a few days. Didn't suffer from wind though.

Best bit is periods much lighter and only 3 days now - apparently a side effect.

Has worked so far.

manuka Tue 17-Jul-07 18:30:23

How did they do it? Through your belly button?? And what exactly did they do? did they cut or just clamp the tubes? I want my tubes removed completely! Wish they'd done it when I had csection (and a tummy tuck would have been nice too!)

lulumama Tue 17-Jul-07 18:32:24

may i be bold and say i think you are way too young......

have a mirena coil, very , very effective contraception, also, makes periods lighter and in some cases, stop altogether

BUT is reversible in a much easier way than sterilisation

also, having it done at same time as c.s can make it less effective , as everything is swollen

Idobelieveinfairies Tue 17-Jul-07 18:38:56

I am hoping that mine will fail lulamamma, but after nearly 3 years i doubt it will Not that i regret having it done, but a baby would be nice-and it not being my fault-what can dp

but hey....enough is enough!

[slaps herself around face]

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