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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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  • Christy

    My ovulation calendar says I am ovulating today. I had sex and he came in me whats the likely hood of me being pregnant?

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  • lutricia cooper

    im pregnant after my tubes were tied its been 3 years what are the chances of being healthy

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  • Dr. Christine Lee, MD

    There is a very good chance for you to get pregnant when you had sexual intercourse during your ovulation date. Your ovulation date is considered to be your most fertile day in such a way that your ovaries release eggs. Once you had your eggs released, the sperm cells will eventually fertilize it during sexual intercourse with your partner and this will mark the start of your pregnancy.

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  • Cristina

    If you don’t mind me asking what year did you get them done?

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  • lutricia cooper

    Well it was in 2009 but i also am still having a period so im very confussed could ovarian cyst make the test positive?

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  • amb0233

    Is it possible to become pregnant after a tubal ligation and a endometrial ablation?

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  • Lady Bug

    My tubes are tied. Will this kit work for me too?

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  • Elizabeth

    I have had my tubs tied for 6 years now if I take this kit will it help me get pregnant without having to have surgery ????

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  • Linda

    Hello I’ve had my tubes tide for 3 years is it possible to get pregnant naturally to avoid reversal surgery.. Thanks

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  • lopez camacho

    I’ve had my tubal ligation done 8 yrs ago, and i want ot get pregnant but i dont want to have the reversal done. Can I use the TTC to get preggers?

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  • carmelina.lucios@yahoo.com

    This month of Sept, 2013, today is september 29 and i haven’t have my period yet, i’m having lower back pain and little simptoms, like wanting to throw up but can’t, loosing habitite, could it be im pregnant? Please let me know, what should i do?

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  • carmelina.lucios@yahoo.com

    I’m never late on my periods. I usually have my periods through the 3rd week of each month. Am i pregnant or what? Please advise.

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  • carmelina.lucios@yahoo.com

    And I had my tubes tied, back in 2005. And this is the first time after 2005, i have my period late, until now September 29, 2013 i haven’t had my period yet.

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  • Dr. Christine Lee, MD

    You may be experiencing the early sign of pregnancy. The earliest time you can take a home pregnancy test is two weeks after you miss you period. Do it first thing in the morning as your morning urine contains the highest concentration of hCG (the pregnancy hormone).

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  • Maureen Stephens, RN

    It is possible that you are pregnant if you’re recently having unprotected sex. You may try taking a home pregnancy test 2 weeks after your missed period to know if you are pregnant or not.

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  • Maureen Stephens, RN

    It is highly unlikely to get pregnant after having your tubes tied without getting a tubal ligation reversal procedure. However, there are cases wherein you can have an ectopic pregnancy which can be dangerous for you. It is best that your consult your doctor and have tests done to determine if you’re pregnant or not.

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  • amanda

    I had my tubes tide and burnt couple years ago the dr left my birth control in said something about controling my periods it never went away I still have my monthly but he just recently took it out cause my 5 years was up me and my boyfriend has lots of sex can I still get pregnant?

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  • Monica Scott, RN

    Tubal ligation is considered permanent birth control so it means that you will not be pregnant unless a tubal ligation reversal procedure is done.

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  • diana

    in 2010 I got a procedure done for tuba ligation, I had it clipped and burnt. I was in a abusive relationship and was forced to get it done, now I am with a guy who I am going to marry this year and I want a beautiful baby, but I cant because I have my tubes clipped and burnt, I don’t have the money for a reversal, will this kit help me please let me know.

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  • juicymama

    Well I’m 24 I had my tubes tide just tide tho when I was 22yrs old which was two yrs after I had my lil girl she is my only child I kinda feel like it was the worst thing I coulda did.. Do u think I stil have a chance of become pregnant again

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  • chula8687

    my tubes been clipped for 6 years is there any hope for me other than out patient or ivf?

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  • Robin Hines

    Did you have to get a tubal reversal to get pregnant

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  • heather

    I had sex Thursday night woke up bleeding friday morning and know I have stop and my tubes have been tied for three year and this has never happened before

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  • Latrice Jones

    I had my tubes tied it will be 6 years in march but I been having pregnancy symptoms could I actually be pregnant or is it all in my head because I want another child but the pregnancy test keep saying negative

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  • Nikki

    I got my tubes tied march 2012 an this month I only had a two day. And nauseated and sick could I be pregnant an if yes will it. Show up on a pregnancy test

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  • curiousone

    how accurate is this procedure

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  • diana

    I am in need of an answer..I had my tube tied in 2006 after my last C-section. I am worry that I may have a ectopic pregnancy due that I been experiencing pains during bowel movements sometimes, vaginal light bleeding, brown color and severe cramping.. Could those be signs of a ectopic pregnancy? please I need to know

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  • deedee

    hello I had similar symptoms as you’re having I had an ovarian cyst but I was also pregnant too and it ended in a miscarriage and my tubes are tiedI hope this helps

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  • jean

    I got my tubes tied and burnt and now I missed my period and pregnancy test wax positive what are the odds of it being a normal pregnancy?

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  • india

    I have had three c seation and it’s have been five years since i have had my tudes tied i would like to know can i get pregnant again without any problems

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  • Keshea Donegan Daniels

    I had my 3rd child in July 2013.. I had my tubes tied afterwards.. It was also my 3rd C-section.. Since then my period has been very regular.. Always the same time of each month.. I’m 5 days late.. I know an at home pregnancy test is too early to show.. Is there anyway of finding out sooner? I’m a bit worried!

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