Getting Tubes Untied: Pregnant After Tubal Ligation

by DeAnn Norton - Date: 2010-08-23 - Word Count: 323 Share This!

Most people have heard to term getting your "tubed tied". This refers to the procedure called tubal ligation where a woman is permanently sterilized. Even though this procedure is meant to be a permanent block to getting pregnant, there are accidental pregnancies in about 1-2% of the cases. Aside from that, there are also women who later change their minds and wonder if it is possible to get their tubes untied so that they can get pregnant again. The answer is yes, it is absolutely possible!

The most important part of assessing whether a woman can have her tubed "untied" is knowing exactly what procedure she had in the first place. The surgeon will need to see her original operative report that will show whether the woman had her tubes clipped, cut or cauterized. It could be a mixture of methods were used in her surgery. All of these can be reversed when being operated on by a specialized surgeon. It is also important to know how long the remaining tubal lengths are as well.

In addition to these factors, a woman's current health status and age are a great factor in her ability to get pregnant. A woman's fertility naturally declines as she ages. If she has stopped ovulating, for instance, there is no reason for a woman to get her tubed untied. Looking at all of these factors, the doctor should be able to give a woman a good idea about her own chances of success. A tubal reversal generally has a 70% success rate.

A woman may decide that she wants a tubal reversal surgery for a number of different reasons from getting remarried to losing a child. No matter the reason, a woman deserves to know her options are not just limited to expensive procedures like in vitro fertilization. Instead of participating in invasive procedures each month, a woman can have her tubes reversed and try to get pregnant naturally again.

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