Pregnancy Statistics - What's Best after Your Tubal Ligation Procedure

Published: 23rd December 2009
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Becoming pregnant again is the goal of many women after a tubal ligation procedure. What these women want to know is the pregnancy statistics associated with the available options to do so. With this information, these women can then decide which alternative to choose.

In any one year in the fertile age group of 15-44, almost 10,000,000 women have a tubal ligation procedure. This information comes from the 1995 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's CREST study. That same study tells us that every year almost 25% of those women want to reverse their tubal ligation. That's a lot of women and their partners seeking some answers.

To get pregnant, any woman who had her tubes tied has two alternatives. One is IVF. The other is a tubal reversal surgery. While you can learn about the pros and cons of these two options elsewhere, in this article we'll point you in the direction of some studies that provide pregnancy statistics to help you make your decision.

The first study comes from the CDC again. It's available at their website. Look for the 2006 Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Report on the site. This report will give you the pregnancy statistics on IVF. It can take a bit of digging but the answers are there including the fact that under 29% of ART cycles resulted in a live birth. Now these results are from all the IVF centers that reported. The individual one you are contemplating may have better or worse results.

The other alternative for getting pregnant after a tubal ligation procedure is having tubal reversal surgery. Given the amount of women above wanting to untie their tubes, you would think a government agency like the CDC or an educational institution would perform the study to find out what kind of pregnancy statistics you can get with tubal reversal. But none of these have done so.

However, the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center located in North Carolina collected this data from their patients. At this center, the staff only does tubal surgery and reversals. Nothing else. Over an eight year period, they collected data from over 5000 women to put together their pregnancy statistics. No other organization or group has done so.

These pregnancy statistics are available to you at their website. They provide the information in easy-to-read tables. The data is divided up by tubal length, tubal ligation procedure and by age. These three factors play a big part in a successful outcome. One on page of the report is also a link to the CDC ART report mentioned above. This tubal reversal report plus the one from the CDC will provide you with all the pregnancy statistics you need.

These pregnancy statistics from the website even show a table based upon the tubal ligation procedure. Go now to review and visit the message board while you're there and connect with other women wanting the same as you.

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