Getting your tubes tied and burned. This is a life changing decision that most women claim they were 100% sure of undergoing at that particular moment in life. However, things may change and life may position you in a situation where you would like to have kids again.
If you are thinking of getting your tubes tied and burned, please think very well on this! Please make sure you understand it is practically impossible to become pregnant again after undergoing this process. However, if you are reading this and have already had your tubes tied and burned, there may still be some hope for you.
Can you still Get Pregnant with Tubes Tied and Burned
Tubal ligation (the process of tying the fallopian tubes) is considered one of the highest forms of contraception. It is said to be 99% accurate as a contraceptive. However, there is that 1% and this is what keeps hope alive. It is estimated that after tubal ligation, 1 in 200 women will still become pregnant. So then this begs the question, is pregnancy still possible after getting your tubes tied and burned? It may be possible!
The Probabilities of becoming Pregnant after Tubal Ligation
When a surgeon performs a tubal ligation, the Fallopian tubes are banded, cut, sealed, or tied. Tubal ligation can result in pregnancy if the fallopian tubes grow back together after this process.
A woman is at greater risk of this occurring the younger she is when she has a tubal ligation. According to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the rates of pregnancy after tubal ligation are:
- 5 percent in women younger than 28
- 2 percent in women between ages 28 and 33
- 1 percent in women older than 34
After a tubal ligation procedure, a woman may also discover she was already pregnant. This is because a fertilized egg may have already implanted in her uterus before her procedure. For this reason, many women opt for tubal ligation just after giving birth or just after a menstrual period, when the risk of pregnancy is lower.
Previous Mom but got Tubes Tied and Burned
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What is an Ectopic Pregnancy?
Sharp pelvic or abdominal pain may be symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants in the fallopian tube instead of the uterus.
Women who become pregnant after undergoing tubal ligation have an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy.
An ectopic pregnancy can initially cause the same symptoms as a regular pregnancy. However, some additional symptoms may develop, including:
- light or heavy vaginal bleeding
- abdominal pain
- sharp pain in the pelvis
- a sensation of pressure on the pelvis
An ectopic pregnancy is a medical emergency because it can cause the fallopian tube to rupture, leading to internal bleeding.
Anyone who is pregnant should seek emergency medical attention if they experience the following symptoms:
- heavy vaginal bleeding
- severe pain in the abdomen or pelvis
- loss of consciousness
- pain in the left shoulder
- feeling light-headed
A doctor will usually prescribe medication to stop an ectopic pregnancy if they detect it early. The doctor will monitor the woman’s hormone levels to ensure that they are dropping.
If medication is unable to stop the pregnancy, the doctor may recommend surgery.
There is still hope!
If you had a tubal ligation (with or without burning and/or tying) and later you decide that you want another child, there is hope. You can still use In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to get pregnant.
If you are in good reproductive health, you have a higher chance of a successful pregnancy than couples who are doing IVF because of infertility problems. (You can learn about IVF HERE.)
Depending on your insurance coverage, it may cost you anywhere from $0-$20,000. The average cost in the United States is between $10,000-$15,000 per attempt.
It may cost less because a procedure like IVF on someone who has normal eggs and regular cycles can be less difficult. They don’t need to give the medications to regulate your cycles, and they probably don’t have to do the genetic testing, or assisted hatching procedures.
Check with a fertility clinic in your area for more details on how they can help you have a baby after tubal ligation!
The Bottom Line
In the end , you should seek advice from a professional Doctor. Only your Doctor will know and understand your certain situation. You should seek advice from them because everyone is different.
Do not rely on an article you read on the internet. While they may be informative, they shouldn’t be the factor that makes your decision. The bottom line, you should reach out to your Doctor and have them recommend you what to do.