A good friend of mine had the Essure procedure done several years prior and told me about it. Once I knew there was an easy option for me, I wanted to get it done.
All in all I would much rather pregnancy be under the control of my own body. If my body wants to spontaneously decide I need to be pregnant again then so be it. There have been cases of a vasectomy failing. In fact when I went in to get the Essure procedure done the doctor mentioned they had had a few cases recently.
What is the Essure procedure?
Small metal coils are inserted through the body's natural openings into the fallopian tubes. Over a 3 month waiting period the tubes grow closed around the coils. Then a confirmation test is performed by putting dye inside the uterus and taking a special x-ray to ensure that the coils are in place and the tubes are closed. Essure is NOT reversible and does not contain any hormones.
I had the Essure procedure done in December of 2009 at a military hospital. The Doctors put me under local anesthesia, I got to take a nap! When I woke up, I was perfectly fine, no pain or anything. For a day or two after I had some very light menstrual type cramps a few times but that was it.
During the confirmation procedure 3 months later, when the dye is put inside, it kinda hurts, strong cramping during. But just for a few moments then it's over.
All in all it was well worth it, I am glad I had it done, I don't regret it and I would recommend it.
Just so you know, this is not a paid post, hence, no links. I really did have the procedure done.