Join Date: May 2003
Location: In the mountains of madness
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I may be getting a c-section. I am considering having a ligation done at the same time. I'll be 41 this summer and I will be DONE with pregnancy (who knows, we may adopt one other child down the line but I do not want to go through another pregnancy).
This is what my OB just told me: It won't take extra time in the OR, the recovery from the section will not be compounded, it will not affect my baby's breastfeeding (any more than the c-birth might), it will take "5 extra seconds."
He told me that some women complain of heavier periods afterwards (mentioned briefly post tubal ligation syndrome) but that it's most likely that this and other effects are due to the fact that these women just came off the Pill. I have not taken the Pill for 10 years and generally have light periods, pretty regularly every 28 days.
Any personal experience, ideas? Thanks in advance.