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    Default Tubes tied & 4th c-section

    Hi mummies, just after some advice from mum's who have had a high number C-section (more then 3) and had their tubes tied at the same time? We are hoping for a 4th bub and thinking of trying soon, it would be my 4th C-section and I'm confident this will be our last bubby. I haven't had any issues with my previous C-section and have had an internal ultrasound couple months ago for other issues but the lady was kind enough to check my scar and said it looked great. But i'm the sort of person who will need closure when I'm finished having kids, no what if's so it's either hubby gets the snip or I get my tubes tied during my next C-section. My only concerns are is it more risky for me? what sort of extra pain or issues could I expect? Any long-term problems? Would love to hear peoples experiences. Also any troubles with the "more than 3" for C-sections?

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    Subbing. Interested in the tubes tied during csection bit. IF we have another it will be 3rd csection and certain no more (not even certain want one more).

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    Hey there, I can only say that I am in this boat right as we speak! I've had 3 cesareans and about to have my fourth in 2 weeks. I'll also be getting my tubes tied. Apparently the risk of accidental pregnancy is slightly higher when you get your tubes tied during cesarean surgery for some reason.

    I've also heard of women having heavier periods after having it done, but that could be for any other number of reasons and isn't necessarily related to the ligation.

    I thought they'd be more concerned about the risks you hear about with having 4 cesareans (hemorrhage and scar tissue adhesions, rupture etc) but really they aren't fazed. They say it can take five or so minutes more to cut through them if they are bad but otherwise its really no different to having your 3rd, all being well. The ob visited me after my 3rd and told me I was right to have another so that's helped me a lot in easing my worries.

    I am however starting to have anxiety over it now, it's soooo close! I hate the part where you curl up into a ball and have the spinal.. uggghh.

    I'll be sure to let you know how it all goes xxx

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    I wouldn't do it. Get him to get the snip.

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    Twinkling - All the best, how exciting! Be sure to let us know how it all well!

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    When I was pregnant with #4 I asked my obstetrician if he would perform a tubal ligation as part of my 4th Caesarian. He refused on the basis it was too damaging for me. DH had a vasectomy instead. I am now 8 days post caesarian and to be honest am glad I'm not recovering from that as well as a Caesarian.

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    Thanks for your input Sonja The only concern for us about a vasectomy is that we have heard from friends that it can increase the mans chances of issues with his prostate later on? Or are there higher risks for women having their tubes tied? I don't want to increase my risks during a 4th C-section that's why I have asked BlissedOut - Why are you against it also?? would love to hear peoples views.

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    What do you mean by damaging for you Sonja? I haven't looked too far into it, just assumed it would be quite straightforward?

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    A friend wanted her tubes tied after her 3rd C-section but her doctor said he preferred to wait till all the swelling from the pregnancy and surgery went down.

    Her husband got a vasectomy instead.

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    I had my tubes tied during my 4th daughter (3rd c/s). The procedure was only an extra 5mins. My first and second c/s were the easiest recovery but my third was a bit tougher but I don't think it was to do with the tubal. If I was to do it all over again I'd never of done it. My periods used to be known existent now they last for 2 weeks and are heavy with spotting in between. Massive weight gain from hormonal imbalance plus a list of other things. Obviously this doesn't happen to everyone but I wish my OB had of informed me of the possible side effects before I had it done.

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