Why I’m Getting My Tubes Tied
Getting my tubes tied with the delivery of my second child was actually a really easy decision for me. My husband and I waited until we were in our 30s to have kids so we could party like rock stars throughout our 20s. Totally worth it and I wouldn’t change a thing. Haha.
I’ve always wanted one of each, a boy and a girl, and it worked out perfectly that way. I’m also 34 years old, and not knocking on anyone that chooses to become a parent later in life, I just really don’t want to be pregnant and creeping up on the big 4-0. Besides, the risk of down syndrome goes up by a full FIFTY percent after the age of 35.
When I think of the logistics of parenting I really don’t think I could handle 3 kids. Especially having a child with special needs. Harrison may be very high functioning on the autism scale, but he still has autism and still needs just a little extra attention. Plus I feel like everything in life, from the car we drive to the house we buy to the restaurants we visit and the trips we take, everything is easier with 4 people instead of 5. And I really like the ratio of 1 adult per child at all times lol.
But I’m pretty sure the biggest reason I getting my tubes tied with my second csection is the fact that pregnancy is literally the most horrible physical thing your body can go through and I never, ever, EVER want to do it again 😂
What Happens When You Get Your Tubes Tied?
Tubal ligation — also known as having your tubes tied or tubal sterilization — is a type of permanent birth control. During tubal ligation, the fallopian tubes are cut, tied or blocked to permanently prevent pregnancy.
It prevents an egg from traveling from the ovaries through the fallopian tubes and blocks sperm from traveling up the fallopian tubes to the egg. The procedure doesn’t affect your menstrual cycle.
The procedure can be done at any time, including after childbirth or in combination with another abdominal surgery, such as a C-section. It is irreversible and permanent, and you will never need to use birth control again. Hallelujah right??
The weirdest part of the whole thing is the fact that I had to sign a government form with the state of Massachusetts. I had to initial and sign that I was aware that I was “sterilizing” myself and that it was completely permanent and irreversible, and that no one was coercing me or forcing me to make this decision. I mean I like the fact that they’re looking out for women being forced into the procedure, but does the governement really need to be poking around my medical history? Oh ya I’m a woman I forgot they think they have the right. But that’s a topic for a different blog post….