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Another post men should not read (you have been warned)

I know now for a fact that we will not be planning any more kids. This is it. We have the four children we'd always said we wanted. I'm 35 now and I always said I wanted to be done having babies by the time I was 35. We cannot afford more kids, there is no more room in our house for more kids. WE. ARE. DONE.

So now I need to make sure it stays that way...

This week I underwent one of the least pleasant experiences of my adult life! I rate it as less pleasant that getting a sweep to induce labour, less comfortable that a smear test, and less dignified than just about any other medical procedure I have ever endured... I had a mirena coil fitted.

Two ladies performed the fitting (one was training), while a third "chatted" with me to help take my mind off the fact that someone had jacked open my private parts and seemed to be peering up them while supporting a head torch and wielding odd looking medical apparatus. The phrase "you might feel some slight discomfort" was used right before I almost bit through my own lip trying not to swear and threaten physical violence...! The water colour painting of a beach scene blu-taced to the ceiling tile above my head was less of a distraction that you might have imagined at that point.

Oh... and can I suggest that you DON'T Google Image Search mirena coil fitting.

Needless to say it not something I am looking to repeat any time soon. Sure, they last for 5 years, but you know, the whole experience has just convinced me further that my best option - once Freddie has stopped breastfeeding - is to go and get my tubes tided. That's something they can do while I'm knocked out!



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