Many women undergo a surgical contraceptive measure known as tubal ligation, in which both fallopian tubes are tied in two places and the tubes removed in between the ligations. However, many of these women take U-turns, change their minds midway and regain their desire for motherhood once again.
Several factors may have contributed to their change in mindset such as remarriage or change of heart. Whatever is the reason, a single question that constantly strikes their minds is “Will I be able to conceive once again?” The answer is yes. You can have children even after having gone through a tubal ligation procedure.
So what is the option available before you? Have you ever heard of tubal ligation reversal or simply tubal reversal? This is a surgical procedure which involves reversing the results of a tubal ligation. As such, the fallopian tubes are rejoined thereby making your body ideal to get conceived yet again. So many couples are not aware of this simple surgical procedure.
They rather look out for information on alternative methods such as IVF or else, adoption. Their desperation is quite understandable. But the sad part is that IVF is a complex and costly procedure which cannot be afforded by all and sundry. Tubal ligation reversal on the other hand is a simple outpatient procedure, which is far less expensive than IVF.
More than half a million women in the United States undergo this procedure annually. The success rate of tubal reversal – getting pregnant post tubal reversal – varies from 20 percent to 70 percent. There are some factors which influences the success of this procedure.
First, the extent of damage caused to your tubes during the tubal ligation surgery is the most important deciding factor. If your tubes were merely tied using clips or if minimum portions of the tubes were removed, you chances of getting pregnant after tubal reversal are higher. Again, you age can also be an influencing factor.
So before undergoing this reversal surgery, your doctor may first analyze the condition of your tubes and accordingly advise you. If he or she feels that your chances of getting conceived after tubal reversal are remote, you can seek alternative treatment such as IVF.