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Pregnant After Having Your Tubes Tied

on Dec 29, 2012

by Michelle Pearson

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Pregnant After Having Your Tubes Tied

Tubal Ligation is a great option for many women who have decided that they do not want to have any more children. But if you change your mind, can you get pregnant after having your tubes tied?

What Is Tubal Ligation?

Tubal Ligation is a great option for many women who have decided that they do not want to have children (or any more children). It is usually considered a permanent form of birth control. Tubal ligation is done by either “clipping” the tubes and tying them closed or burning them closed. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

How effective is tubal ligation?

The success rate for tubal ligation is said to be between 95 and 97 percent effective. This, of course, means that there is a chance of getting pregnant again after having your tubes tied. Doctors say that there is only a very slight risk of becoming pregnant again after tubal ligation. Most say that the risk is between one and three percent. Doctors say that within one year of having a tubal ligation done, about five out of one thousand women will become pregnant. After five years, an average of thirteen out of one thousand women will become pregnant.

Why does pregnancy occur?

Pregnancy is possible after a tubal ligation if the ligation was not done properly, or if you were already pregnant at the time of your ligation surgery. However, those reasons are pretty rare. The most common reasons for a pregnancy after tubal ligation is that the tubes simply “grow back together”. This most commonly occurs if your doctor used the “clipping” method rather than the burning method.

What if you get pregnant after tubal ligation?

If you do get pregnant after tubal ligation, your pregnancy will probably be considered high risk. This is because pregnancies that occur after tubal ligation have a much higher risk of being ectopic pregnancies. In fact, around thirty or forty percent of pregnancies after tubal ligation will be ectopic pregnancies. However, many women who get pregnant after having their tubes tied go on to have very healthy pregnancies, and healthy babies.

What to do?

If you are considering having a tubal ligation done, be sure to talk with your doctor about what the risks of pregnancy are. He or she will be able to give you advice or suggest the best treatment method to ensure that you do not get pregnant again after ligation. There are new methods of sterilization emerging today, such as tubal implants that are much, much less likely to result in pregnancy than tubal ligation.

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Michelle is a busy mother to 2 boys and a prolific vlogger on subjects ranging from practical how-to tips for moms to chronicling her own pregnancy week-by-week on her popular YouTube channel ImaMommyof1.

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  • leeann

    I had my tubes tired 8 years ago and I haven’t had my period for a month could I be pregnant?

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  • leeann

    I had my tubes tired 8 years ago im a month late for my period could I be pregnant ?

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  • shaun

    I got my tubes burned 4 yrs ago I wanted to how positable it is to get pregnant

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  • rosie smith

    Hello my tubes been tied also 5 years on September 16 of this year me n my finacee trying to have a baby but I dont know will I be able to get pregnant will I get pregnant after 5 yrs or no believe me he is trying to have a baby and sometimes after we have sex I have sharp pains please help me!!

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  • shellbell

    I got my tubes tied in aug of 2004..this last march 2014 I GOT PREGNANT and the baby actually made it to my uterus. Unfortunately I miscarried in may. I was wondering if there is a chance I can get pregnant again and how high is that chance?

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  • fallen angel

    Hi, I have two beautiful children, a boy and a girl, my son is nine, my babygirl is 19 months my tubes were tied after 2 csections 1 each, only because I am an HIV positive mother, and now I am having symptoms of pregnancy again, I am very scared, especially if it is an ectopic pregnancy. Does anyone have any advice for me besides going to a doctor? Thanks

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  • april

    Hi I’ve had my tubes burned in 2011. Its now 2014. I can’t afford tubal reversal and I saw this TTC site.would I still be able to possibly conceive if I took this TTC kit even though my tubes are tied? Or is this only for women that don’t have their tubes tied? Thanks for any one that could answer this. :)

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  • april

    Can u take this TTC kit if your tubes are tied?

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  • jennifer

    I had mines done in 2012 I have 4 children in 26 now. But I always loved being pregnant and I really want another baby. I had my surgery for alot of reasons I can’t say but I would love another little one. Can the kit help out a bit at least? I want to buy 2 of them.

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  • deborah

    I just had my tubal ligation 10 months ago. Am i still at a high risck og getting pregnant.?

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