Tubal Reversal Over Age 35



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Age and Pregnancy

Many women who want to become pregnant again after a tubal ligation are over 35 years of age and want to know what their chances are of having another baby. Although doctors often give pessimistic opinions about this, the Tubal Reversal Study at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center gives encouring news for these women. Among women age 35-39, the pregnancy rate was 65% and for women 40 and older the pregnancy rate was 34%. Although these rates are lower than for younger women, they show that as long as a woman is still ovulating, pregnancy is still possible regardless of age.

Discussions about this issue can be found in the Message Board Forum on Age and Tubal Reversal. Following are excerpts of a recent Message Board discussion about the issue of pregnancy after tubal reversal for women over age 36. The order of the messages below is from newest to oldest reading down from the top of the page.

Author Topic: Has anyone out there over 36 gotten pregnant?
diana
Member # 37
Hi CL,
My name is Diana I too was told by my former doctor that I was to old to go for a tubal reversal and that I could have a baby with chromosomal abnormalities. I went ahead and had the TR done in May of 03 by Dr. Berger. I gave birth to my little boy this past May. I had to have a C-Section and my new doctor said she could not see any scar tissue around my tubes. She was really impressed with the job that Dr. Berger did. You will be in very capable hands with Dr. Berger and his wonderful staff. I just turned 40 this month so don't give up it will happen.
god Bless
Deya
Member # 6610
I will be having my TR done in Sept 23,I am very nervous but I feel I may the right choice,I will be 43 in Nov 28,I have a feeling that by having my TR done by Dr. Berger I will become pregnant. I saw his video and I have read lots of good things about his tubal reversal procedure.
sharilou
Member # 6771
gingerd...your message gave me some hope that i am not the only "older" mom out there wanting to have another child. I had my TL in 1989 after my 4th baby. I am now divorced and involved with a younger man with no children. Im unsure of which route to go. would a TR work for someone my age? what are the odds that it would be a normal pregancy. Are my eggs too old? these are questions i have...anyone out there considering the same things? what about IVF? i really want to have a child with this man.
thanks, sharilou
Aileen
Member # 5602
I am 38 as well. I discussed TR with my OBGYN a few months ago. She ran some extensive bloodwork on me and feels very confident about my age (I will be 39 in October). I had Dr.Berger review my path report a few months ago and my husband who is 48 (He'll be 49 in October) had a semen analysis done by a fertitily clinic in CT and we had Dr.Berger review that as well. Stats are stats. If your looking for the positive in those same stats you will find them. It's a decision you make earnestly. I think those stats are being used to drive you to fear, turn it around. My next step is inquiring with the office at Chapel Hill to ask when is the very next available appointment time right now? Good luck on your journey, chin up and look toward the sun. The glass is also half full
TheMzD
Member # 6500
Well Ladies, I went to see our primary care manager today. He checked me over, talked to me about the TR and doesnt see any reason that I won't come through the surgery just fine. But then, he said he felt obligated to talk to me about the risks because of my age. I'll be 38 in October. He gave me stats of 1 in 250 for the baby being born with Down's syndrome, 1 in 50 for miscarriage, 1 in 50 for ectopic, and said there was increased risk for premature delivery and low birth weight - and asked if I'd considered IVF. Why would IVF be less risk for those same things (other than the ectopic)??? When I asked him, he just looked at me for a minute, chuckled and said I was right, the risk didnt lessen. Jeez. So, rather than allay my fears, he's got me worrying again - and then, he tells me that I need to relax, calm down, take up meditation or yoga or ti chi (sp) - why is it that the people telling you to relax and calm down are the ones upsetting you???? Just venting, I guess. But I am worried. From everything I had read, the risks he mentioned at my age are slim... yipes.
Kay
gingerd
Member # 6120
Thanks! Your words of encouragement mean a lot to me. I'll keep you posted.
gingerd
Member # 6120
I think I've got you all beat in the age department . . . I am 48 and having my TR done by Dr. Berger on Tuesday, August 31st. Or at least I hope I am. My TL was done in 1980 and the records at both the hospital and the doctor's office have long since been destroyed so I opted for the laproscopy package. My FSH levels were 8.7 in June and 10.0 in July which aren't too bad for an old bag like me! I am counting on genetics being on my side since my dad was born when his mother was 47. Wish me luck.
Me 48
DH 37
DD 26
DS 24
TL 4/1980
TR 8/31/04 I HOPE!
Catie Liz
Member # 6690
Thanks ladies for the advise
slludy
Member # 5328
GO GINGERD!!!! I'M 43 AND MY TR WAS MARCH 31,04. REMARRIED LAST DEC AND DH HAS NO CHILDREN...HE'S ALMOST 49! (MY MOTHER THINKS I SHOULD HAVE HAD THERAPY INSTEAD OF SURGERY!) HA!! WE GOT PG IN JUNE....M/C'D 2 WEEKS AGO....BUT WE'LL TRY AGAIN. DR.B DOES A FANTASTIC JOB AND YOU'RE IN GOOD HANDS. I'LL SURE KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS AND LOL ON TUESDAY. KEEP US POSTED!
ME 43
DH 48
DS 27
DS 22
DD 17
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