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Pregnancy After Tubal Reversal - What Are Your Chances?

Posted Sep 07 2008 2:20am 2 Comments
by Sandra Wilson

What you want to know most is what things will affect your pregnancy after tubal reversal. After all the point behind having tubal ligation reversal surgery is to get pregnant and have a child. So just what factors affect how fast you can get pregnant or even how good your chances are of becoming pregnant after undergoing the reversal procedure?

The first factor you will need to look at when hoping to conceive a child is your age. Whether a woman has undergone tubal ligation or not, we all know that age plays a part in getting pregnant, or otherwise we would not be hearing the old clock ticking, so to speak. For a woman who is considering undergoing tubal ligation reversal, she will find her chances of getting pregnant are enhanced the younger she is.

A twenty-something woman will find her chances of conceiving after tubal reversal is about 77%. As you get older the probability drops as we stated before. A female that is between thirty-five and thirty-nine finds the probability falls to 62%. For a woman over forty, the conception rate falls even further to 34%.

The next factor that plays a part in getting pregnant after a tubal ligation reversal procedure is how long the fallopian tubes were left from the original tube tying procedure. The more the doctor has to work with the better the chances are. Some will find they conceive quickly but others will take five years or more. The condition of the fallopian tubes, the length they were left and thus what the doctor has left to reconnect, and how well they are reconnected all play a part in how soon you can get pregnant and what your chances of getting pregnant are.

Again time has a part to play in this next factor and that has to do with how much time has passed since the original tubal ligation procedure. A woman who is having a tubal reversal done only five years since her original surgery to have her tubes tied will be better off than someone who has waited fifteen years or better. The longer it has been, the longer the time for some damage to occur to the tubes which means the greater the chances of things not being successful. However, we are not saying you can’t conceive after a tubal ligation reversal, only that you shouldn’t waste time if that is what you want and to be aware that it is a factor.

Is Tubal Reversal a better option than IVF? - In a number of studies that have been carried out over the years relating to this matter, many women have found that having tubal reversal surgery rather than under going IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatment has been more successful.

In fact in one study carried out by Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center,, they found that more of their patients who under went tubal reversal surgery rather than IVF treatment were able to conceive more easily. Also the number of live births occurred after the woman became pregnant following tubal reversal were much higher than with IVF treatment. Also because this procedure only takes on average an hour to complete the woman can attend the clinic as an out patient and this in turn lowers the cost of even further and is far less expensive than IVF treatment.

All these items above need to be considered when you are making your decision concerning tubal ligation reversal. Keep it all in mind when you are looking at pregnancy after tubal reversal as any of the factors, or indeed all of the factors, could have an impact on your ability to conceive and have the child you are dreaming of. However, the factors affect you, this could still be your best bet.

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Think before you go for tubal ligation or tubal reversal. Its your health. Always keep in mind about the full procedure and its after effects. Its a good blog with all the information and details about the surgery and the things to keep in mind after and before the surgey. Comment is from Tubal Reversal website Contact if any question or query

As with any life changing decision much thought and research should be put into it. One must always ask questions and look into any decisions being made.

In researching the facts, Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center seems to be the only center that has kept meticulous statistics. Dr. Berger and Dr. Monteith have proven themselves experts in the field of tubal reversal surgery and fallopian tube repair. The repair rate of 98% speaks for itself.

One patient on the message board writes how she did not even need pain meds following tubal reversal surgery.

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