Trying to Conceive a Pregnancy after Tubal Ligation - 2 Choices

Published: 10th September 2009
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There are many women who choose to undergo a procedure known as tubal ligation because they don't want any more children. At some point in the future thousands of these women who have had their tubes tied change their minds. They now would like to have a baby. For these women who want a pregnancy after tubal ligation, there are two choices that can improve their chances of becoming pregnant. But even trying to conceive with these options is no guarantee of success as we discuss below although one is much better than the other.

Just what choices does a woman have when trying to conceive after having her tubes tied? Below we take a look at the two choices that can provide a woman with the chances of a pregnancy after tubal ligation surgery.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Of the two choices for a pregnancy after tubal ligation, this is the most expensive one taken as an industry standard. If you look around, you may find a less expensive facility than the national average. 

To start this fertility treatment you will have to undergo ultra-sounds every so often to check the state of your ovaries' follicle development as you proceed through the hormone regimen your fertility specialist will inject you with. This is usually done over a two to three week period. You should look into the risks of such hormonal treatments to be fully aware of the potentials. Not as fun a way of trying to conceive as the next choice.

Once the follicles are developed, the multiple eggs encouraged through the hormones will be withdrawn from your body by a needle that is inserted through the vaginal wall. Once removed, the eggs are fertilized with your spouse's sperm, developed for a few days in an incubator and then inserted into the uterus through the cervix. Usually several fertilized and developed eggs will be implanted leading to the reason why multiple births are a common occurrence with IVF.

The number of women who become pregnant after each cycle is carried out is relatively low. The success rate is only 10% to 25% meaning you will usually have to have more than one cycle. The average is three with the attendant cost for each. This cost can be alleviated a bit by the use of frozen embryos from the first cycle.

Tubal Ligation Reversal
Not as expensive as the above choice for trying to conceive a pregnancy after tubal ligation, tubal reversal can still seem expensive as health insurance will not cover the cost. But then your health insurance may not cover the cost of the above option either.

This choice is surgery with the attendant risks of any abdominal surgery. However, once the fallopian tubes are repaired, you can keep trying to conceive over and over every month without any more expense for another surgery.

In fact, better than 70% of women who have the surgery have a pregnancy after tubal ligation within 12 months. Not bad odds. These statistics are from the leading tubal surgeon who developed the outpatient tubal reversal surgery, so don't believe the bad odds that might be quoted to you by a fertility specialist trying to help you decide for IVF or that you might find on some pages throughout the Internet.

For a pregnancy after tubal ligation, choose Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. Check out the site, for more information. Read tips for trying to conceive too.

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