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New Essure Birth Control vs.Tubal?

I was wondering if anyone had any advice good or bad on getting a tubal or if I should try this new permenant birth control Essure.

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I had my tubal done almost 5 years ago and for me it was the best thing. At that time I was a single mom with two girls and had starting dating again. I could not take the chance of having another child to raise on my own. I have had the best freedom of my life, I do not have worry anymore.

It took me 3 days to recover but 4 yrs of freedom. Then you have less side effects to worry about, maybe a little weight gain but I never had that either.

Michele

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I had the Essure done in June-loved it, I recommmend it to anyone and everyone! I took off work the next day just in case-didn't need to. I went shopping, I cleaned the house I was able to take care of my children. I wonder why more women don't do it, than having surgery. If you have any questions let me know I will be glad to help. ____@____.com

I have not had a tubal, and I don't think we're done. That being said... when we ARE done I will either get a tubal or my husband will get a vasectomy. I do not know anything about Essure...but honestly, having hormones in your body long term really can mess you up. Even though the tubal is invasive, it doesn't involve you being on any kind of hormone therapy for the rest of your life.

If you are not planning to have any more children, go ahead with the tubal. Don't put all of those hormones into your body for years to come- you could be raising your risk of breast cancer. My tubal went just great and is a blessing. Artificial birth control hormones are excreted from your body and now are found in everyone's drinking water, because they do not break down. You will not feel very sexy, either, if your body thinks that you are constantly pregnant.
Good luck,
M.

If you are married and monogamous then a vasectomy is definitely the way to go.

I read all about Essure when I was pregnant for my third son. It just seems too new to me. I opted for an IUD to give me a few years to consider if I was sure I was done having children and to decide what form of birth control I wanted. I have decided to have a tubal ligation myself. Essure sounds great, but I don't think there's been enough time to see the long term possibilities with it. Also, another thing I've been considering; I have some hip pain associated with my IUD. It is pretty painful at times. I worry that the Essure spring could also result in odd unsuspected pains as well. Good luck!!

I had my tubal done almost 5 years ago and for me it was the best thing. At that time I was a single mom with two girls and had starting dating again. I could not take the chance of having another child to raise on my own. I have had the best freedom of my life, I do not have worry anymore.

It took me 3 days to recover but 4 yrs of freedom. Then you have less side effects to worry about, maybe a little weight gain but I never had that either.

Michele

well I looked into both as well, and Essure is not hormones it simply is a spring like device that is placed in your tubes and tissue grows into it and closes your tubes off, its done in the doctors office and very much like a male vasectomy. A tubal is much more invasive, more expensive and more recovery time.
Having said that the only negative thing about the essure is that its a foregin object in your body so if for some reason your body rejects the material and attacks it then the only recourse is major surgery to remove it.
I had mirena put in once we were done and I had a horrible problem with mine, my body was very irritated by it and I bled the whole time i had it so I decided the essure wasnt for me either cause there was no guarantee my body wouldnt react the same to the device much like the mirena.
so in the end my hubby got the vasectomy, we felt it was the best option with the easiest recovery

I had the Essure done last November and have been very happy. I had it done on a Friday morning and felt back to normal by Saturday afternoon. If I had to have had a C-Section they would have done the tubal.

I don't know what essure is, but I had a tubal and couldn't be happier. It is the easist out patient surgery I have ever had. I was able to walk right away with no pain and never even had to take pain medicine.

First of all, in response to one of the posters, Essure does not contain any hormones, so that should not be one of your concerns. There are many things to consider when looking for permanent birth control, but in my opinion, Essure is just too new for me to try. It hasn't been around long enough to know the long term effects and I just don't like the idea of something foreign being put in my body like that... My husband and I opted for the vasectomy. The least invasive procedure with the shortest recovery time.

Just wanted to say that I had a tubaligation when I was 39 years old and I did very well. Recovery for me was simple. For me, it was a simple surgery. Although I know it is not without risk, it was
worth it for me.

C.

Essure is safe, hormone free and much easier than a tubal. It is usually done in the office rather than under anesthesia. Personally, I had a tubal because I was having a c-section anyway, and I am thrilled to be done with birth control!

I think it's strictly personal preference...good luck in your decisions and congrats on a new baby! (And congrats on being DONE!!! LOL)

~L.

I had considered the Essure procedure with my last (she was born May 28th) but I was already scheduled for a c-section and the Essure needs to be done at least 6 wks after birth (I think) so I would have to have another procedure, so my husband and I decided on a tubal which I have had no problems with. Essure.com also has FAQ's, testimonials, birth control comparisons and explanations of the procedure if you want to learn more.
Good luck with whatever you choose.

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