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Did You Consider Permanent Birth Control While Pregnant?

When is enough, enough? For some women, the 40 weeks of pregnancy are plenty of time for them to decide whether or not they will continue to expand their family. At my last appointment, I was a bit shocked when the ob-gyn filling in for my doctor asked if I wanted my tubes tied. I thought he inquired since I'm expecting my third child, but he explained that I have to make the decision one month prior to delivery.

A friend who is expecting her second child was asked the same thing at her 32-week check-up. After discussing her scheduled C-section, her doctor asked her if she was considering a tubal ligation while she was in the operating room. He told her that if she was interested in the permanent birth control procedure, she couldn't decide on her way into the operating room. Though I think three will be my magic number, I don't like the idea of such a permanent procedure. However, 61 percent of lilsugar readers said they would consider the option. Did you make the decision while you were pregnant or after your children were born?

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KAEB06 KAEB06 6 years
You are so emotional/hormonal during pregnancy that I would never consider making that kind of decision during that timeframe. When we do decide to make it official, it'll be my husband getting the "Big V."
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
i had my tubes tied while i was in the hospital for delivery of my third child. i was sad to do it, but it was for the best. when you REALLY don't want to have another child i think it's a good choice.
medenginer medenginer 6 years
The same doctor delivered both my children. During the first pregnancy I told her I only wanted two children and during the second pregnancy we discussed sterilization. I had problems with the side effects of any birth control so to me that the way to go. I don't have to worry about birth control again.
Zivanod Zivanod 6 years
Both my mother and my aunt had their tubes tied while in for c-sections with their last child.
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