Mom to Angel
September 7, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada
I got my tubes tied after having my daughter by C-section in 2011, and since then I had problems. Also, I was never told of the risk of an ectopic pregnancy.
Last year [at time of submission], my boobs started to hurt, and I was late, so I rushed out and got a test. I took two and they both (to me) said yes (the ones with the lines but they were very light). So I asked my mom and hubby and they both said not to worry.
I went to my OB/GYN and tried to show her my tests while they took another, but all she told me was that it seemed like I wanted to be pregnant. They said their test was negative, and it was the kind that said yes or no. Not even a week later, I was in so much pain that I couldn’t pee and was throwing up. I went to the hospital where they did a blood test, and the nurse told me I was 6 weeks and the baby was in my tube, and they couldn’t see which tube either.
I started crying–I could not calm down. They prepped me for surgery, and all I kept asking was what were they going do with my baby–they wouldn’t answer, and when I woke up they wouldn’t tell me. They had my mom tell me there was nothing they could do but throw my baby away. I’ve tried to deal with it, I was even on anti-depressants, but they gave me headaches and now I don’t know how to handle it. I mean I’m happy for the two kids I have, but I feel like it’s my fault, like if I wouldn’t have gotten my tubes tied they would not have thrown my baby away. I want to share my story in hopes of helping other women know.
You can contact Felicia at firstname.lastname@example.org.