If you’re ready to be done having children or if you don’t want to have any in the first place, staying on birth control pills or using condoms until you’re through menopause isn’t always the practical choice. At AllSafe Medical Group in Los Angeles, Torrance, and Downey, California, the team performs tubal ligations safely to permanently prevent future pregnancies. To learn more about the process of getting your tubes tied, call AllSafe Medical Group, or reserve your appointment online today.
Tubal ligation, casually called getting your tubes tied, is a procedure that you can use to block off your Fallopian tubes and prevent pregnancy permanently. During the procedure, your physician blocks your Fallopian tubes by cutting them, placing coils inside of them for your tissues to grow around, or clamping them closed.
There are several methods of tubal ligation. Some are surgical and require an incision for access to the inside of your abdomen. Others gain access through your vagina and cervix so you don’t have to undergo surgery. Both modes require some form of anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the process.
You may consider tubal ligation once you’re certain that you’re done bearing children or that you don’t want to bear children at all. The team at AllSafe Medical Group may ask that you take birth control for at least one month before the procedure to make sure that you aren’t pregnant when you come in for it. You must keep in mind that tubal ligation typically isn’t reversible, and surgical attempts to reverse it don’t guarantee success.
If you’re currently pregnant and want a tubal ligation after you give birth, your physician may be able to perform your tubal ligation during your C-section or right after your vaginal birth. However, it isn’t the right choice for everyone and your physician can discuss it with you thoroughly before you commit.
Tubal ligation is effective in preventing pregnancy for most women. However, you might still have a small chance of getting pregnant even after your Fallopian tubes are blocked or cut. This is more likely to happen the younger you are at the time of the procedure.
When you first request a tubal ligation, you’ll have an in-depth, private discussion with your physician about your reasons for choosing sterilization. They may ask you to consider:
Your physician helps you work through all of the details of your decision and your plans for the future. Once you’re both certain that tubal ligation is the best choice for you, you’ll set a date for the surgery.
If you’re considering a tubal ligation as permanent birth control, call AllSafe Medical Group, or request an appointment online today.