Kimberly Wyatt has opened up about her ‘sterilization’ following the birth of her third child in 2019.
The former Pussycat Dolls singer, 39, revealed further details in a discussion on Loose Women on Wednesday morning alongside her husband Max Rogers, 39.
Speaking to presenter Janet Street-Porter, Kim explained that ‘sustainability’ played a part in their decision.
Kimberly Wyatt, 39, has opened up about her decision to have her ‘tubes clamped’ following the birth of her third child with husband Max Rogers’, 39, in 2019
Kim said: ‘Sustainability is such a big part of our focus as a family. Within a year of having our second child, number three showed up.
‘When I had my third cesarean I was sterilized. I said to the midwife – who was called Jane, “clamp ’em hard Jane!”‘
The couple who have been married since 2014 share three children together, daughters Willow, seven, and Maple, four, as well as a son, Ford Senna, two.
Max added that the couple didn’t realize that Kim could be sterilized during the procedure, explaining: ‘I was going to have a vasectomy. But when she was having the C-section we were given that option, so Kim took that option.’
Family: The couple who have been married since 2014 share three children together, daughters Willow, seven (right) and Maple, four (left) and son Ford Senna, two (centre left) made a deal to both be sterilized following the birth (pictured last month)
He added: ‘I felt slightly let off the hook but I didn’t feel the need to change my plans. We are so happy with the third child.
‘It wasn’t out of the question, but it would have been down the line.’
Max discussed plans to undergo a vasectomy in the future to ensure that the couple were on the same page: ‘Had we not had the baby before the lockdown, it would have been done by now. But that still is the plan. So I am going to stick to that plan.’
Kim said: ‘Sustainability is such a big part of our focus as a family. Within a year of having our second child, number three showed up’
Sterilization involves surgically or non-surgically blocking or cutting a woman’s Fallopian tubes, making her permanently unable to get pregnant.
Sterilisation: The facts
- Female sterilisation is effective in 99% of cases.
- The operation is performed under general anaesthetic and involves cutting, blocking or sealing the fallopian tubes.
- It is very difficult to reverse and the NHS are reluctant to offer it to any women under the age of 30.
- There is no guarantee that you will successfully conceive after reversing sterilisation.
- In the 1970s around 40,000 women a year were sterilised in the UK.
- By 2015, that figure had dropped to around 8000.
When a woman undergoes tubal ligation, her tubes are either cut and tied or sealed with an electrical current, clamps or rings.
Another option is to put tiny inserts into the tubes, causing tissue to grow around them and block the tubes. The brand name for this type of sterilization is Essure.
Since it has a nearly 100per cent success rate, it’s an especially popular option among middle-aged women who have already had as many children as they want.
Meanwhile, Kim said that she was back on stage performing with The Pussycat Dolls just seven weeks after the birth.
‘I was back on stage seven weeks later. We were set to do a world-tour, then we were thrust into lockdown,’ she revealed.
Referring to the months of delays regarding the groups long-awaited reunion tour the singer remained optimistic that the shows will go ahead.
She added: ‘The last I heard it’s rescheduled for September next year. Of course there’s some fighting going on with the creator Robin and Nicole, but I’m optimistic. The fighting and the drama needs to end.’
In September, lead singer Nicole Scherzinger fired back at Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin after she claimed the star was refusing to participate in the group’s reunion tour.
The Masked Singer star, 39, rejected claims she is trying to re-negotiate a 2019 agreement about their venture, Pussycat Dolls Worldwide, and their planned reunion tour.
Kimberly added: ‘When I had my third cesarean I was sterilized. I said to the midwife – who was called Jane, “clamp ’em hard Jane!”‘
Robin, 60, claimed Nicole was threatening to pull out of the tour unless she gets 75 per cent of the company and ‘complete creative control,’ with her lawyer Howard King telling People the claims are, ‘ludicrous and false.’
Howard added the claims, ‘are a desperate attempt to divert blame for her own failures by trying to impose obligations on Nicole that simply do not exist.’
Robin claimed that the 2019 agreement said Nicole would control 49 per cent of Pussycat Dolls Worldwide, but now Robin claims she wants 75 per cent.
Robin added that Nicole was also asking for ‘complete creative control’ and ‘final decision-making authority,’ and if her demands are not met, she’d pull out of the tour.
Back on stage: Kim said that she was back on stage preforming with The Pussycat Dolls just seven weeks after the birth (L-R Kimberley, Ashley Roberts, Nicole Scherzinger and Jessica Sutta)