Tubes Tied

Those of you who had your tubes tied: What made you decide?

For me: It is mainly for health. In the last three years I've had five pregnancies and three births. I'm afraid my body can't handle it anymore. After my daughter I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. In and out of the bathroom. I have managed it with diet, but stress causes me to flare up still. The "BRAT" diet is my best friend.

Also going on bed rest and sending Ember and Jake to their aunts for over two weeks, I'm not sure if that will be possible to do again.

The last few weeks I am still having trouble getting into a schedule. I'm hoping that after the surgery tomorrow and after I recover fully I can finally get back into a routine. I hate not being able to function 100%.

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Danielle KeltnerColumbia, Kentucky
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    04/11/14
    I don't know anyone who has, but I know that once we're done having babies, whether its because our next one is a boy, or because we've hit number 3, I plan on having it done. I'm already fed up with the hormonal-ness of birth control, and Trevor gets that terrified, uncomfortable feeling men get when thinking about bad things happening to their man parts when he hears the word "vasectomy" lol
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    04/11/14
    Danielle Keltner
    For my husband the vasectomy is just too expensive. LOL Plus my insurance will pay for this. I hated the birth control. I was too emotional.
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      04/11/14
      I tied my tubes after my second and last baby. I also had my stepson so with three kids, I was more than done.

      I knew I was finished and I wanted to eliminate the possibility of a whoops baby and not have to worry about it. My home and heart was full.

      I got divorced and never have regretted my decision. In fact I'm still so glad. After meeting someone in my second round.. At 40... I knew if I met someone and he wanted a child and I didn't that I might just for HIM. Not for me. So... I'm a dead end over here for anyone that still wants kids. That's my deal though. I don't want to go back to baby hood. I loved it while I was there and have fond memories but I'm truly happy with my life now.
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