How often does female sterilization fail? Has anyone had this happen to them? How did they feel? I just found out I am pregnant and I'm very upset. I have 4 kids and underwent tubal ligation two years ago. I'm pushing 40 and I'm not thrilled with the idea of another child. I felt like my family was complete. Because of my beliefs, I wouldn't have an abortion but I don't feel happy about this child. Do other people feel this way?
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you are upset that you will be a mother to five kids. i cant have any even if i want to. this is a screwed up world.
She shouldn't feel bad about being upset. She took precautions to not have this happen, she was happy with the 4 kids she had and didn't want any more. This is shocking thing to face when you thought you were done and had surgery to help prevent it from happening again. It's understandable. I am sorry that you can't have kids, I can't imagine how hard that must be. But I don't feel it's appropriate to try and make this poster feel bad because of HER situation.
To the OP, I don't know anyone that has have one fail but have heard of it happening, I am really sorry you are being faced with this and I hope it all turns out ok.
I get really irked by the notion that someone shouldn't ever be upset because it could be this or they should feel thankful or lucky they got this and what not. There will ALWAYS be someone worse off then you. IT doesn't mean though you can't be upset about your own situation and don't have a right to your feelings.
Last edit by ~Mi Vida Loca~RN on Apr 11, '10
I'm curious about the ages of the four children that you have?
I had my unplanned 3rd child when our first two were 12 and 10. I was depressed most of the pregnancy but oh my goodness, what a joy and a blessing she is. In fact she's working on her BSN as I speak.
God bless, things will work out.
Last edit by Cathylady on Apr 11, '10