Our expert says:
1) You can have a sterilisation after a normal delivery. This will involve a small cut under your navel, usually done the day after delivery.
2) Complications, like with any surgery, are anaesthetic complications, bleeding, infection and damage to adjacent strcutures. These risks are small. Many women have heavier periods afterwards, but HRT is not necessary as your ovaries carry on functioning normally. Ther is a small failure rate of about 0.5%
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