Does any know if there are requirements to get tubes tied?

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Pretty sure, 1 child of each and at least 25.

I think it depends on each state. When I lived in NC, I had mine done when I was 23 after my last son. He was my 6th. But NH wouldn’t do it until 24 or 3 children.

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I think it really depends on the doctor. One of my friends wanted to get her tubes tied after her second and he OB told her she was too young, she was 30 at the time. She ended up going into labor and having a different doctor do her c-section and the doctor did it for her. Im not sure why anyone is allowed to tell you what you can do with your body, but that seems to be the case.


I was 35 with one child and all I had to do was ask. I’m old though, so that could be why they didn’t give me a hard time. I’ve heard horror stories

Doctors will want to tell you no. If you are sure it’s 100% what you want than be prepared to fight and fight hard.

You’re gonna have to ask your doctor. There are some out there that still require your husband’s permission :woozy_face:

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I got my done at 23 after my 3rd child, but I had to sighn a paper saying thats what I wanted to do, then asked me again away from husband to make sure it was my choice, then highly recommended I speak to a therapist first. Whitch I did not

Sign a paper and wait 30 days


They told my sister in law she had to be 25 with two kids to get hers done I requested it after my four month old was born and got it done but he’s .y third bio child and I was 30 when he was born

I just asked before I had my second son last April and my ob talked me out of it telling me I need to be 200 percent sure. I’m 30 and have had three pregnancies. I never got it done. In the end my bf decided to get a vasectomy which was a little to late because 5 days before he was scheduled I found out we were expecting again lol. So now I’m gonna tell my ob I want my tubes tied regardless and there will be no talking me out of it after this baby is born.

I had my only child at 30 in FL and could have had my tubes tied if I hadn’t of gone to a Catholic hospital.

Any idea how to get them untied

Where Im at you have to be 25, have 3 kids, and if youre married you have your husbands permission. My sister has been fighting for 3 years to have hers tied. Her and my brother in law knew they only wanted one and my sister has been persistent about it with her doctor. We used to go to the same one until I switched so Im not sure how my new office is.

Be at least 28 or have 2 children, if you’re married (SOME places want partner’s approval).

I had mine done when I was 21.

I had mine done at 21

Depends on the state. In wi I had to either have 3 kids or be 25. They def asked me about 50 times if I was sure and wouldn’t I want another child if one of my kids died… but in the end they did it.

I really had to put up a fight at 27 with one kid. I had a lot of medical issues that made me not want more. The young doctors kept refusing. I finally got a doctor older than dirt to agree to it.

Planned parenthood can help you if your doctor rejects your request

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In a lot of cases its easier for the man to get a vasectomy. All my husband did was went to our primary dr told them he wanted it done and they referred him to the specialist. Guess it just depends on the laws on it in your state.

I had 1 boy 1 girl wanted tied dr said no now having another boy dr said sure I’m 25

Depends on the state and insurance but here in Colorado, 35 or 3 kids.

I’m 23 with two kids and got mine removed. Just asked my obgyn and she told me she would do it

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My doctor let me after my second I was 31 and knew we only wanted 2! We got a boy and a girl so it was perfect for us! She had no problem letting me tie them! She did have me sign paperwork in the beginning of my pregnancy as some ppl who are in labor say they don’t want any just when in pain so I did everything ahead of time! She did have to wait 6 weeks after I had my baby tho cause it was a catholic hospital so they don’t do that there so she had to take me to another clinic to perform it!

They offered to do mine at 23. We were married with 3 children. Instead we put hubby on the wait list for the snip and had a number 4 :joy:

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I was able to get mine tied after 3 kids and I was 27. However I did have to ask permission because it was a catholic hospital.

I was 22 with 2 children. Was supposed to be done when I had my c section but they “lost” the paperwork (even though on my discharge papers it said I was scheduled to have the c section and ligation done, my daughter just came early) but obviously it was in the system. They wouldn’t do it so I had to resign and wait 3 months to have them tied.

Depends on where you live!!!
Florida requires you to be 25, or have at least 3kids
Texas… Idk I’m pregnant with my second and they asked me if I wanted my tubes tied and I told them no. but idk what the requirements are here
Most states require a limit on age, kids and to have medical emergency to keep from getting pregnant in some situations.

I was 34 4 kids I had mine during my c-section I know alit if women in Qld having to wait until after 30 and the waiting list is huge

Depends where you live

In Elkhart Indiana there is no requirement at all. Age or number of kids does not matter.

By law as long as you’re 21 you can have it done

It differs per doc I think. Im 25 with one kid, zero problems, and I got mine done a few months ago

I fought for it at 28, they tried everything to convince me not to.
You just may have to ask a different doctor.