In June of 2009, we were graced by a tubal reversal angel Tonya. These angels did not come from far away. They traveled together from Rocky Mount, North Carolina to have reversal of tubal ligation at the A Personal Choice (formerly Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center). Tonya came with her husband, Donald, and she is 33 years of age and works as an insurance analyst. Donald is 31 and is employed as a sanitation engineer.
They are married and they desire a child together. Tonya and Donald are tubal reversal angels because they have had to cope with the unexpected loss of an older child. Below is her story…
Tubaligation: Tube Tying Procedure
Tonya had a tubaligation (tubes tied) procedure after having two children from a previous marriage. Her first child, Taylor, had a difficult and traumatic delivery. Taylor’s shoulder became stuck when she was being born.
Taylor was born with low Apgar scores, was unresponsive, and had to be revived by the medical team at the bedside.
She was subsequently diagnosed with cerebral palsy, required total care after birth, and would need assistance for the remainder of her life.
Tonya’s second child, Tanner, was born healthy and by a scheduled c-section. Before the c-section, Tonya decided her family was complete and during her surgery she underwent a ligation resection tubal sterilization.
We are all aware of how unpredictable life can be. After the birth of her last child, Tonya, like many of our tubal reversal patients, went through a divorce. Like many of our reversal patients, Tonya briefly talked to her doctor after her divorce about the possibility of having a tubal reversal should she meet a new partner. Her doctor discouraged her from the idea of a tubal ligation reversal, and instead informed her that in vitro fertilization was a better option.
Life can be both unpredictable and cruel. Shortly after Tonya’s divorce, Taylor died unexpectedly at the age of 12. The exact cause of death was never determined. Tonya has had to deal with a traumatic birth and extended care for a child with unexpected disabilities. She has also had to cope with the unexpected and unexplained death of this same child at a very young age.
Tubaligation Reversal: New Life’s Love
Tonya was reintroduced to the concept of a new love at a Chile’s restaurant. Over a bar side discussion of beach music and shag dancing, she met Donald. They dated for three years, became married, and have now been married for one year.
After marriage, they decided they would like to have a child together. Since her ob/gyn was discouraging about tubal reversal, they started looking into IVF and researching the risks of IVF. During an internet search they came across information for tubaligation reversal and the A Personal Choice website. The were impressed with the statistics on the chances of getting pregnant after tubal reversal.
They then became aware of how successful tubal reversal surgery can be and how the reversal surgery can be much more effective than IVF for many couples.
Tonya and Donald thought about the newly discovered information and they then called and scheduled an appointment for a tubal reversal procedure.
I was able to meet Tonya and Donald the day before her tubal reversal surgery. After our consultation, I asked them if they would share their story for the benefit of other couples in similar situations. They agreed without hesitation.
Tonya’s reverse tubal ligation went well. Her tubal lengths were 4 and 4.5 cms after repair. Her fallopian tubes appeared to be in good shape and they rejoined nicely. The entire blood loss was 50cc (3.5 tablespoons) and the operative time was 60 minutes exactly.
Tonya did well after her tubal reversal surgery. The morning after surgery she rated her pain as a 2 out of a scale of 1-10 and she and Donald drove back to her hometown.
Tonya submitted a pregnancy report three months after her tubal reversal surgery. She followed our early pregnancy monitoring protocol and also had a vaginal ultrasound that demonstrated her pregnancy was in her uterus and was doing well. Her due date is estimated to be June 2010.
The staff of A Personal Choice wishes these Tubal Reversal Angels well while they await their tubal reversal miracle baby.
Tonya: A Tubal Reversal Success Story
First tubal reversal baby:
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Second tubal reversal baby:
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Update on siblings:
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