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How long do you have to wait after having a baby to get the essure procedure?

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Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 6 weeks

According to the fda, the uterus must heal after delivery for 6 weeks before the essure procedure.
The procedure itself is very brief and at times may be done in the physician's office, under local anesthesia. After 3 months, a test is done to confirm you have permanent birth control. Go to essure.Com for more info.

In brief: 6 weeks

According to the fda, the uterus must heal after delivery for 6 weeks before the essure procedure.
The procedure itself is very brief and at times may be done in the physician's office, under local anesthesia. After 3 months, a test is done to confirm you have permanent birth control. Go to essure.Com for more info.
Dr. Hector Chapa
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Dr. Ronald De la Pena
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 12 wks

Best to let the uterus return to normal size?

In brief: 12 wks

Best to let the uterus return to normal size?
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Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 6 weeks

The uterus should return to normal size 6 weeks after childbirth.
That is the earliest i would normally do an essure.

In brief: 6 weeks

The uterus should return to normal size 6 weeks after childbirth.
That is the earliest i would normally do an essure.
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 2-3 months

After having a baby, I have patients wait at least 2 months before proceeding to an essure procedure.
This allows recovery from childbirth, allows the uterus to return to normal, & gives me enough time to thin the lining with progesterone. It also gives moms the time needed to see if permanent birth control is still desired.

In brief: 2-3 months

After having a baby, I have patients wait at least 2 months before proceeding to an essure procedure.
This allows recovery from childbirth, allows the uterus to return to normal, & gives me enough time to thin the lining with progesterone. It also gives moms the time needed to see if permanent birth control is still desired.
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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 3 months

The recommendation is 3 months.
This gives the uterine lining time to thin out so that the tubal openings can be seen clearly. However, if you are breast feeding and receive the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot at 6 weeks it can be done 9 weeks postpartum without any difficulties.

In brief: 3 months

The recommendation is 3 months.
This gives the uterine lining time to thin out so that the tubal openings can be seen clearly. However, if you are breast feeding and receive the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot at 6 weeks it can be done 9 weeks postpartum without any difficulties.
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