If you want to have a baby after tubal ligation you have five options.
- In-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment
- Tubal ligation reversal surgery
- Give up
Three of the above options will work better for the determined woman. The two other options are for the woman who easily gives up.
Medical studies have shown that 1 out of every 3 women will regret their tubal ligation and want more children. Tubal ligation regret is common.
If having a baby after tubal ligation is important to you then you have several options you can pursue.
Option #1 Pray for tubal ligation failure
You can certainly pray for a miracle and pray your tubal ligation fails. No one is going to tell you not to pray.
You may have your prayers answered and get a healthy baby in the uterus, but, more than likely, the pregnancy will be in your fallopian tube….an ectopic pregnancy.
Many women will find the other options below too expensive for them. Some of these women will resort to prayer. They will pray that their tubal ligation will fail or come undone.
Just for the records….tubal ligations don’t come undone but they can fail.
No treatment is 100% effective. Tubal ligation is not 100% effective…but it is pretty darn close. Why would your doctor do a procedure on you if it had a high failure rate?
No doctor wants a woman to get pregnant after the patient requested a permanent procedure to prevent pregnancy.
Tubal ligation procedures can fail but the chance of tubal ligation failing is less than 1%. Most tubal failure pregnancies get stuck in the fallopian tube and don’t survive.
“Pray as though everything is up to God…but work as if everything is up to you.”
Just like praying you will win the lottery every time you buy a ticket…you can pray every day for tubal ligation failure but statistically that is not likely to happen.
Go buy a lottery ticket. Pray that you win. Then go home sit down and lets see what happens. Get back to us and let us know when you win.
Option #2 Adoption
This is a great option to have another child. There are many children who need and who deserve to be adopted. Adoption is noble but it is not always easy.
Most people want their own child…a child genetically similar to both the mom and dad. It is a strong, primal desire to have offspring similar to the parents.
Unfortunately most people want to adopt a newborn or young child. Many older children will go unadopted.
Adoption is not guaranteed to work, can be a lengthy process, and can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $60,000.
Adoption is a noble idea. Some people will find it in their hearts to adopt but many will be unable to adopt either because of cost or they prefer to conceive, carry, labor, and deliver their own child. This is understandable.
Option #3 In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
IVF is always an option. Unfortunately IVF is not covered by most health care insurance companies and each cycle is only about 30% effective. The average cost for a single cycle of IVF is $15,000.
Most people mistakenly believe IVF is a quick way to get pregnant. This is not true.
IVF requires several weeks, multiple doctors visits, and self-injections with high dose hormones. IVF is expensive because you pay for each try and the hormones are very expensive.
When attempting IVF you need to be prepared to have at least three (3) separate treatment cycles to have a reasonable chance of success.
Option #4: Tubal reversal surgery
Tubal reversal surgery can be a good option if you want to have a baby after tubal ligation.
Tubal reversal rejoins the fallopian tubes and allows natural conception. Each month you have a chance to get pregnant. If it works you can become pregnant more than once.
Most people are not aware tubal reversal surgery can be more successful and more affordable than IVF.
“Tubal reversal surgery has a significantly higher cumulative pregnancy rate than IVF, and is more cost efficient, even in women 40 years of age or older.”
~American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Tubal reversal is not guaranteed. On average 2 out of every 3 women will become pregnant after reversal surgery. The benefit of tubal reversal is the surgery allows you to get pregnant the way good intended it to happen (natural conception) and you have the chance to become pregnant more than one time.
Option #5: Give up
In trying to be complete and honest….giving up is always an option. Only the person who is weak in spirit will give up their desire to have another child.
“There is no failure except in never trying.”
We would prefer you not give up if you really are serious about having a baby after tubal ligation. We specialize in restoring hope after tubal ligation.
Having A Baby After Tubal Ligation: Seriously Consider Reversal
Dr. Monteith is a tubal reversal specialist. He specializes in fertility surgery and helping couples to have babies after ‘permanent’ tubal ligation.
More information: Dr Charles Monteith Fertility Surgeon
Dr. Monteith is the Medical Director of A Personal Choice and his surgical center is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Patients travel to him from around the world for reversal because of his experience, dedication, and affordable reversal surgery.
Benefits of tubal reversal
Tubal reversal provides significant benefits over IVF.
- More affordable than IVF
- More successful than IVF
- Reversal allows a chance of pregnancy every month
- Reversal can provide more than one pregnancy
Tubal reversal vs IVF: Cost of each treatment
IVF. The average cost of a single cycle of IVF is $15,000 and the average success is 30%.
Tubal reversal. Dr. Monteith charges an all-inclusive fee of $6,900 for tubal reversal and after surgery pregnancy success averages 60%.
More information: Cost of tubal reversal surgery
Dr. Monteith performs tubal reversal as an outpatient procedure in his AAAHC surgical center and is able to keep surgery affordable by avoiding the high cost of hospitalization.
Pregnancy chances can be as high as 80% depending on the type of tubal ligation and patient age.
If you would like more information then visit his comprehensive website here:
You are also welcome to call his office (919) 977-5050 8am to 5pm Eastern standard time for more information about affordable, outpatient tubal ligation reversal surgery.
Can your tubal ligation be reversed?
If you doubt your tubal ligation can be reversed…or if you believe any of this to be untrue then we encourage you to watch this video on reversing tubal ligation. You will see many other women who explored their options of having a baby after tubal ligation and felt tubal reversal surgery was the best option for their family.