My Mother-in-Law is a religious watcher of the Doctors. She’s always telling us some miracle that she heard on the show. Every single time I’ve turned the show on, I’ve watched them remove a mole or a skin tag. ICK!! I don’t even try any more. I figure if I miss something important, MIL will let me know.
The other day, they were talking about Essure. It’s a new, permanent birth control procedure that you can have done in your doctor’s office. MIL kept referring to it as “Sure,” but I saw a commercial tonight about it, and it is indeed called Essure.
I spent a lot of time on their website, reading all about it. It really does sound like a good option if you know your family is complete.
Here’s the thing: How do you know your family is complete?
I have always had horrible pregnancies. Horrible. I go into labor early, and spend months on bed rest. I almost lost Jace because of a knot in his cord. Lucy had a 2 vessel cord that could have caused serious problems, and I almost died after giving birth to Parker. As much as I hate pregnancy, the end result and holding that sweet baby in my arms makes me forget how horrible the previous 9 months were.
The thought of never having another baby again scares me to death. Why is that?
I know there are lots of other ways to grow our family. Gene and I have talked at length about bringing in a foster child after we’re able to build a larger house. (The shack we’re in now can’t even hold the 7 of us. To bring another child into this would be irresponsible. I get that.)
But why is the thought of permanent birth control so scary? I adore my kids. I am so thankful for each one of them – even if they were unplanned. They’re truly the best surprises I ever could have asked for. I should feel blessed and be ok with not having any more babies, right? Is it possible to get to that point?
I know a lot of ladies that have a few kids and KNOW that they’re done. They don’t question it, and they do something to permanently make sure they’ll never have another baby.
How do I get to that point? Can I? What about you all? Do you know your family is complete? Have you (or your husband) had a procedure done to make sure it’s permanent?