Postpartum Tubal Ligation

If you had a postpartum sterilization procedure done, you will have a small incision under your umbilicus. The dressing may be removed after 12 hours and does not have to be replaced. The stitches will dissolve on their own. Wound care is the same as for the cesarean section. Lifting in moderation will not harm the incision.

The tubal ligation will be effective immediately, so no additional measures of contraception need to be considered. However, no sterilization procedure can ever be guaranteed.