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Has anyone been sterilised whilst having a C Section?

(6 Posts)
smilesattheweekend Thu 11-Sep-08 16:15:24

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?



busymum1 Thu 11-Sep-08 20:31:24

not personally but know of other people who requested this and were sterilised after delivery but don't know if was possible if emergency most people I know had this done after planned c sections

TinkerBellesMum Thu 11-Sep-08 20:57:08

My SIL has just had it done. It will depend on your age and how many children you have (I have a friend who's a theatre um... person - not a nurse - who is trying to get one done, she has one child and doesn't want anymore but they said 27 is too young) but it's fairly common as it saves opening you up again.

midnightexpress Thu 11-Sep-08 21:00:46

I don't know anyone personally, but when I was in hospital after having ds2 by CS the woman in the bed opposite me had just had an elective cs and a sterilisation at the same time. She was in her late 30s/early 40s iirc, and had two almost grown-up children and then this baby with a new partner. I don't know if it would be possible to request it 'in the case of' an emergency CS.

smilesattheweekend Fri 12-Sep-08 11:42:35

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.


tiggerlovestobounce Fri 12-Sep-08 11:55:26

Have you seen this? Might save you having an op?


Also, would the mirena coil be an option for you? It is more effective than sterilisation, so if you really dont want another baby it might be a better choice.

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