I had this procedure done in 2009 after my second child was born. The doctor reccomended this over tubaligation because it was less invasive and it was supposed to be more effective. The best part for me was no down time afterword. Anyone with a toddler and an infant knows that down time is not an option. I was told there may be some mild ‘menstrual-like’ cramping for a couple of weeks and that it would subside. A few months later and the cramping was getting worse, coupled with extreme shooting pains that caused me to double ove and fall, I went back to the doctor. The doctor was puzzled and had not had anyone else return with similar complaints, so we chalked it up to my cycle (I have a history of painful cycles) and tried a birth control pill that reduced my cycles to one every 3 months. The pain was still there, no relief. A few more falls and visits to the doctor and we decided the best course of action would be a hysterectomy. I have been pain free since. Its extremely frustrating to know that these types of problems were likely known by the manufacturer and yet it was advertised as a virtually painless procedure with very little to no down time. I had to have an organ removed from my body, and a 6 week recovery period that would have been otherwise totally unnecessary. The pain I had to deal with, the time missed with my children because I couldnt function like the mother they deserved, and my husband who had to take on more than his share of the workload at home, this affected all of us. I hope that by sharing this it will help another woman decide that the risks arent worth it, and that it keeps at least one woman from having to suffer through what so many of us already have. I had no idea there were so many women out there that had suffered as I had from this.