My hsband and I are planning to have one more child within the next year oe two (we already have 2 kids) and after the baby is born I would like to have m tubes tied. But, after reading many posts, I am finding that many women are having to use birth control pills after having it done for certain reasons/problems. That really concerns me since the whole reason I want it done is to not have to take the pill anymore! Can anyone shed some light on this for me? I've doen a good bit of research but would like to hear from people who have actually done it. I want to have plenty of time to make my decision before we have another child.
Well you can see if your DH will get a vasectomy. Which then you wouldnt have to go through getting your tubes tied and then still having to take bc pills. Also it is easier and safer for men to get a vasectomy than for a woman to get her tubes tied. So that is something to think about. Just remember that even though it is said to be permanent accidents can still happen either way.
Though you should talk to your doctor to see if you would have to. Some women do while others it just depends on how your body will be afterwards.
You mean they are taking the pill as a form of back up birth control? That doesn't make sense. I could understand that some women may still take the pill for other reasons, such as a hormone inbalance which can affect PCOS or acne, or whatever, but not as a backup birth control method. I had my tubes tied this past summer and although my doc did tell me that there is still a very slight chance of getting pregnant (as there is with the pill, a vasectomy, or any b/c) she never told me to use anything as backup.
Husband is not willing to get the "snip" which is fine with me because I feel better taking control of the situation myself. Everyone I have heard of that are taking the pill after having their tubes tied aren't taking it for back up reasons, they are taking it due to hormone problems and other conditions that have occured after the surgery.
thanks for the website, it helped some. Everything I have read though still doesn't say anything about complications after the surgery. I guess I need to talk to a few doctors and try to find more women who have had it done. As for there still being a chance at getting pregnant after having my tubes tied, the risk is very small, but if it did happen we wouldn't be upset, just surprised.
There is always a slim chance that you could wind up pregnant after a tubal or after a man has a vasectomy if things don't go quite like they were supposed to. The chance is slim just like it is slim that you will get pregnant on birth control pills. I had my tubes tied 11 years ago and have not had any problems and have never used any type of hormone therapy for any other problems. Hormone use in menopause is a decision only you can decide on with your doctor help. I would say if you are ready for the tubal after the next baby then go ahead and have it done.
When your not taking the pill (when your trying to concieve) how are you hormonaly? If your hormones are fine than i wouldn't worry about it. I had my tubes tied and i don't need birth controll pills to keep my hormones in check. There is a small chance the tubes could grow back together, but from what my doc and ob have said it's very rare. If you do find that you have hormonal problems i'm sure there are other ways t o deal with it besides birth controll pills, those are just the easiest.
Mandy, its hard to say how my hormones are when I am off the pill. I got pregnant with both my daughters within 2 weeks of stopping the pill. I've always been a healthy person and never had any problems with my cycles. Both my pregnancies were very easy and the labors were fast and natural(no drugs). I alwasy thought tubal ligation would be good for me, so basically I just would like to have an idea of everyone that is happy with it or had issues.
As I pretty much stated before I am happy with my tubal ligation and have had no problems nor anything bad since having it done 11 years ago. We went that route simply because I was willing and they could do it while I was still in the hospital after giving birth. No extra time off or doc visits necessary whereas if my husband had gone for a vasectomy he would have had to take time off from work and make an appointment etc.
i only got my 4months ago, after i had my daughter (they did it durring a c section), i have had no problems with hormones, although i haven't had a period yet, but the doc said it's most likely because i'm breast feeding. like the other poster has said tying your tubes should not affect hormones, all that is changed is the egg cannot get from the ovaries to the uterus.
My husband got a vasectomy six years ago. He had it done on Friday morning and was back to work on Monday. He said that he has "almost no pain" and "going to the dentist is worse"
He had no problems plus we can check to see that he is not making any sperm anytime we like. That is reassuring.
Had my tubes tied 12 years ago. Each tube was cut and cauterized (burned) in 3 places. There are choices of how to have it done and this was explained to me as the most permanent of the permanent. There is no way it could be reversed and I would be extremely unlikely to become pregnant afterwards. I have never taken any kind of birth control pills relating to my tubal ligation. According to my dr. having your tubes tied will not in any way affect your hormones. Maybe the people you know that are doing this are in perimenopause and taking hormones related to that or some other female type problem, but its unlikely that their birth control pills are related to their tubal ligations. I had no side effects from the tubal ligation which was done 7 weeks after a vaginal delivery. If you are ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that you dont want any more children no matter what happens down the road, then I would recommend it highly. If you are at all waivering, then DO NOT DO IT. It is PERMANENT and it is STERILIZATION. For me, it was they way to go, but its not for everyone.
I finally found the information I was looking for. Tubal.org explains how tubal ligation can cause problems such as premenopause, hormone imbalance, bone density loss, and other problems for some women. I am still going to consider having the surgery done, but atleast now I know what to ask about and have a better understanding of exactly what I would like to have done during the surgery. Apparently doctors don't have to fully explain(and some don't acknowledge) these post surgery problems. I know these risks are small and I know many women are happy with the surgery. But I feel better having the knowledge about "the good and the bad." I think if I can find the right doctor I will comfortable making the right decision.<p>[This message has been edited by cheyanna2 (edited 12-13-2002).]