Can I get pregnant, naturally?

Carrie - posted on 11/28/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




I have had my tubes tied for almost 6 years. I had the surgery was performed during a c-section. I knew I shouldn't have done it, but wanted to make my husband happy. Years later, I have remarried and would like to have another baby. I'm preparing and looking at options to have my tubes untied. In the mean time, my current husband and I have decided to JUST TRY the old naturally. We have both been reading about so many women that have had children after a tubal ligation. My question is, I had heard that the tubal ligation is normally only guaranteed for 7 years, Has anyone else heard this? Both of my kids are birthcontrol babies and actually 2 years ago I had a miscarriage (didn't know I was prego though). Thanks!


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Carrie - posted on 12/12/2012




Thanks, I know that I didnt get my tubes burned :-) Lately I have been constipated, crampy, bloated and having a lot of headaches, trying to figure out if this is ovulation. I almost feel like Im starting my period but thats not for another 2 weeks.

Denikka - posted on 11/28/2012




A lot depends on exactly what procedure you had done. There are 3 that I'm aware of.

1) they remove a portion of the tube. This CAN regrow.

2) They clamp the tube. I believe this is considered the most reversible.

3) they remove a portion of the tube and cauterize (burn) the ends so there can be no regrowth. This one is believed to be the most irreversible.

If you had one of the first two option, you COULD get pregnant the natural way. The fact that you had a miscarriage is actually a positive sign for this. It means that you do still have the ability to get pregnant.

The only thing I can suggest is to keep trying. It won't hurt to try and, if things don't work naturally, you do still have the other options available to you (reversal, IVF, etc)

Lacye - posted on 11/28/2012




I am about to have my tubal after my son is born in about 10 more weeks. The surgery is considered permanent; however, sometimes pregnancy can happen. It's extremely rare but it can happen. Also, you need to keep in mind that after you have your tubes untied, there is still a chance you will have to have in vetro fertilization just to help you get pregnant. Having a child without help may not be entirely possible even after you have the reversal. You might want to research on the internet before you have this done on the off chance you and your new husband decide to go with a surrogate instead.

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