L.D. asks from Berwyn, IL on February 01, 2009
Is It Possible to Become Pregnant After Tubiligation?
I had a tubiligation back in Aug of 1999 due to medical complications at the time, I didn't really have much of a choice. Well I'm now engage to wonderful man and he wants to have children (his only son past away at birth - 1st wife)--anyway, we are planning our future together and he wants children as do I (I have 3 from previous marriage). My question is it possible to become pregnant? We really want to have a child together, I have looked into surgery to reverse the tubiligation but my docto states there is only a 20% chance I become pregnant and no insurance will cover surgery, so we will need to pay for it which is about $35,000. I have heard of women that have become pregnant after having tubiligations, actually a friend of mine had a tubiligation 3 years ago and just had a beautiful healthy baby boy. But I would really want to have more input on this from other women, that have gotten pregnant or know of any other possible treatments to become pregnant that are no so costly as surgery. Thank you in advance for your responses.
S.W. answers from Peoria on February 02, 2009
check out this site:
i have a friend of a friend who highly recomended this place. it is out of state, but the cost is far less than the 35,000....even with having to get there and stay in a hotel. she became pregnant within 6 months of the reversal.
i also looked into this option when i re-married (though we decided 4 was enough for us)
best of luck to you!
J.I. answers from Chicago on February 02, 2009
Hi there. I don't know all of her details, but I do have a friend who had 2 kids from a previous marriage, then a tubal, and then met a great 2nd husband. Wanted ONE child with the new husband, so she had the tubal reversed & tried to get pregnant & couldn't. So she did go ahead & do IVF to get pregnant. Just a word of warning: She did get pregnant, but ended up with twins! And then... she had a surprise prenancy on her own very shortly after the twins! So... She now has 16, 14, 5, 5 & 4 year olds! (Wanted only 1 more & got 3!)
Good luck to you!
L.G. answers from Chicago on February 02, 2009
Yes, and as previously mentioned, it is through invitro fertilization (IVF). It is expensive; however some insurance companies do cover it. It is a procedure that I went through to conceive my son. If you really want to have children together you could check this out. Depending on your age, you might find better success with IVF than with a reversal of a tubal ligation (but I don't know the statistics). Write me off privately and I can give you the name of the wonderful clinic we went to (who also has a tremendous success rate!).
S.A. answers from Chicago on February 02, 2009
My girlfriend married husband number two when she was right at 30. She had two girls already ages 12 and 9 I think. He was in the military and she had her tubes reversed and the military paid for it. They gave her a 30% chance because the one tube was too damaged. She got pregnant in a month. Then a few years later she got pregnant again by accident. According to her she was ovulating on the side with the missing tube. So she thought she was safe. She was told the fingers of the opposite tube got the egg and that's how she got pregnant. Can't verify that, but she did have child number two with husband number two with only one tube.
So having your tubes reversed can work.
K.M. answers from Chicago on February 02, 2009
I would look into the IVF as others here have mentioned. As for the chiropractic and acupuncture suggestion - that makes no sense to me if you have had a tubal. (I worked for a chiropractor for 5 years)
M.S. answers from Chicago on February 02, 2009
I just asked my OB about this. I had a tubal after my last child and now regret it. In her words chances of a reversal are slim. The reason being is when it is reversed it creates a lot of scar tissue and the risk of eptopic pregnancy goes way up. They recommend invitro which is very expensive and insurance does not cover it. It is possible to get pregnant after a tubal but rare is what they say. Sorry I don't have a miracle answer for you but i can sympathize with you. I wish you the best of luck.
C.G. answers from Chicago on February 01, 2009
You can do in vitro fertilization which is pricy but would likely gave a pretty high success rate since you don't have other fertility issues. While tubal reversals are sometimes possible the success rate is very low. If you are trying to find more info online the name of the procedure is "tubal ligation". Good luck.