Is it possible to become pregnant after a vasectomy?

Stephanie - posted on 01/21/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My husband got a vasectomy after I had 2 miscarriages this year. He decided he didn't want any more children. We have a wonderful teenage daughter and I wanted 1 more. I'm so sad about his decision. I'm just curious if it is still possible to get pregnant.

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Kim - posted on 01/23/2010

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Yes this can happen , in fact it happened to me and I now have a 13 yearold son
whom I love with all my heart .

Krista - posted on 01/21/2010

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It's possible, but don't hold out hope. It's sad that your husband had this done when you weren't with him on it.
A vasectomy becomes less reversible over time. It also becomes more of an accurate method of birth control over time.

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Ashley - posted on 01/25/2010

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my husband to be just had this done 8 months ago and the dr told him there is always a chance that the tubes may reconnect but that is more likely to happen within the first year if tis gonna happen.. so yes there is always a small chance ... like you i wasnt as happy with his choice but i did support him i went to all the appointments he had for it and after it was done was when i realized i was upset that our baby days were done but like was said earlier you could alway adopt that is our plan then that way we are sure to get the sex we want ....we have 2 lil girls but we may like to have a boy some day ...

Kim - posted on 01/23/2010

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Yes, it is still possible. However, the only sure fire way is to have him reverse the vasectomy, or ADOPT.

Brandi - posted on 01/21/2010

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technically, yes. BUT he has to agree to have it reversed and even then the chances aren't as good as they would have been before the vasectomy. HOWEVER, i would say that if you BOTH don't want more children, maybe more children isn't the best idea. IF you coax him to have the reversal and you get pregnant with a baby he doesn't really want, he may resent you for "making" him give you another baby. I hope he didn't go for the vasectomy without telling you (that would be horribly deceptive) but if he is willing to go to those lenghts to ensure no more babies, it sounds like he REALLY doesn't want any more. My husband and I BOTH don't want any more kids and HE is STILL unwilling to have a vasectomy. So if i were you, i would take his WILLINGNESS to actually have it done as a HUGE sign that he really doesn't want any more and maybe you will have to be happy with him and ONE child or possibly really LONELY with 2 kids. Think about it a little before you do anything that might jeopardize your marriage. More kids is a huge decision that should be really discussed and agreed upon before moving forward. Good luck.

Susan - posted on 01/21/2010

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my ex brother inlaw told my sister he didn't want anymore children so he went and did it, a year later he decided to walk out on my sister and his kid's and filed for divorce he met another woman and remarried and had it reversed and now has two more boys.

Michelle - posted on 01/21/2010

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yep I agree with that last comment, most women who get pregnant after a vasectomy do it through IVF

Jodie - posted on 01/21/2010

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yes because it isnt active for 2 weeks after it happens but most are reversable but u may need IVF x

Stevie - posted on 01/21/2010

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yes it is still possible but it is harder even if the best dr has done it or if a dr did everything correct it can still do it it can also be reversed i think that is part of the reason you can still get pregnant do you think that you might be pregnant again or how was your feeling about your husband getting a vasectomy

Theresa - posted on 01/21/2010

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It is possible, but very, very slim chance. I dated a guy once that was the child of a post vasectomy pregnancy. His mother was told he was a 1 in a million baby. I don't know if those are the real odds, or just the doc saying it was very unlikely. I do know there were a lot of problems in the marriage at first because of it though. No matter how much a man trusts his wife I would think he'd have to have doubts when that happens. That was also MANY years ago and they may have better proceedures by now. i wouldn't get my hopes up, but on the other hand I believe God has a plan for everyone and nothing is impossible with Him. Here are the stats I found on Wikipedia: The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists state there is a generally agreed upon rate of failure of about 1 in 2000 vasectomies.

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