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4 Questions You Might Have About Tubal Implants For Permanent Birth Control

by Joann Dunn

After you give birth to a baby, you will have to schedule a follow-up appointment to meet with your obstetrics professional. This appointment is used for a variety of reasons, and one is to discuss birth control options for the future. If you are done having children and want a permanent form of birth control, your doctor might suggest tubal implants. This is becoming a popular method for birth control, and it is one of the easiest options to have completed.

What are tubal implants?

Tubal implants, also called Essure, are metal implants inserted into your fallopian tubes. These implants stop sperm from traveling through the fallopian tubes, and this stops it from reaching the eggs in your ovaries. If the sperm cannot reach the ovaries, fertilization cannot occur. Tubal implants work on the same principle as tubal litigation.

How is the process completed?

Getting tubal implants is something you can do at your obstetrician's office. It does not require surgery, anesthesia, or incisions. The entire process takes place through your vagina and is not painful. Your doctor will insert a tube into your vagina, and the tube will contain a camera. The camera allows the doctor to place the implants directly inside your fallopian tubes.

Are the results immediate?

It typically takes at least three months for the process to be effective for preventing pregnancy. After the implants are put in your fallopian tubes, scar tissue must form to hold them in place and create a secure wall to block the sperm.

After a three month period, you may be required to get an x-ray to ensure that the scar tissue has properly formed in these areas. This process is 99.8% effective and cannot be reversed.

What are the benefits of this option?

Choosing tubal implants offers a lot of benefits, but the main one is the simplicity of the procedure. While you may feel slightly nauseous or sore afterwards, it will not stop you from doing most regular activities. It is also extremely effective for preventing pregnancy, and it is cost-effective.

Tubal implants are also more convenient than using temporary forms of birth control, as long as you are certain that you do not want to have more children.

Your obstetrician can explain more about this procedure to you and can offer other forms of birth control options. If you would like to learn more about this, make an appointment with your obstetrician today.


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Pregnant? What You Need to Know About Your Pregnancy

During my first pregnancy, I spent a lot of time pushing pillows behind my back trying to find comfort. As the size of the baby grew, so did my discomfort. By the time she was born, I was more than ready to give birth. When I found out I was pregnant again, I was determined that I would not suffer through the same discomforts. I started researching ways to ease the symptoms of pregnancy, including back pain. I created this blog to help other expectant moms find remedies to deal with those symptoms that can be emotionally and physically draining.