I had my third and final child at the age of 39. During my pregnancy I asked my doctor could I get my tubes tied. He stated that we will have to get a prior authorization from your insurance company. Two years ago prior I had surgery that lead to me developing a pulmonary embolism and a deep vien thrombosis (blood clot in my leg and lungs). Due to that my doctor stated that he wouldn’t recommend getting my tubes tied unless I had to have an emergency C-Section. Then he perform the procudure in that case. Then he said I recommend a procedure called Essure, this procedure is coils being put into your fallopian tubes which will block the egg from going through into your uteris. With this procedure we don’t have to cut and open you up we will go through your vagina and place the coils that way. This procedure is more safe and effective for you. We do not want to take the risk of you developing blood clots again by performing surgery doing a tubal ligation. When I asked about side effects he stated that your tubes will develope scar tissue around your fallopian tubes which will block the egg from coming thru, the side effects are minor and very few women experience any complications from this procedure. I thought about scar tissue being painful and when I asked about that he stated oh you will experince a little pain and some cramping after the procedure during the healing process thereafter you should be fine. After I got the Essure Implant in November 2013 I’ve been in constant pain ever since. It feels like sharp razor blades are cutting me. I am bleeding for two weeks out of each month. The pain that I experience is worse than being in labor. I feel like I am being tortured daily. I should’ve done my own research regarding this. But I trusted my doctor that I’ve been seeing for years and I felt he had my interest at best. Ladies before getting surgical procedure done do your research before making your final decision and make an informed decision. This is my story and my truth.