Does IVF after Tubal Ligation Work?

Does IVF after Tubal Ligation Work?

Wanting Another Baby

It’s actually pretty common for a woman to decide that she wants to have another baby after having a tubal ligation. There are many different reasons that a woman might want to have another baby, and luckily, there are some options available out there. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

The first step is usually to have a tubal ligation reversal, which is where doctors try to reconnect a woman’s tubes. Sometimes this works, but not always. What most women don’t know is that IVF is a very viable option for getting pregnant after a tubal ligation. Read on for the scoop!

Why IVF?

If tubal reversal is not a viable option, IVF is usually recommended. In Vitro Fertilization can be a great alternative to having your tubal reversed. Many women get pregnant this way.

In fact, did you know that IVF was originally created as a way to help women who had tubal blockages and tubal problems to be able to conceive? (Not tubal ligatons, per say, but other tubal problems!).

Therefore, it can be a great option for women who have tubal problems or who have had a tubal ligation done. Many women choose IVF because it actually has a better chance of working successfully than tubal ligation. Also, tubal ligation is a painful and pretty major surgery that requires hospital stays, etc..

IVF can be a great way to bypass that. Another benefit of IVF over tubal ligation is that you can find out within two weeks if the procedure was successful, whereas if you have a tubal reversal, you might have to wait more than a year to find out if the procedure was a success.

How IVF Works

The IVF process might sound overwhelming or incredibly complex, but it is actually quite simple. A woman usually takes medication to boost her egg production. Then, some of the eggs are removed and are fertilized with the man’s sperm.

After that, the fertilized embryos are then implanted back into the woman’s uterus in hopes that one will implant and lead to a successful pregnancy. That’s all! Ten days later, a woman can find out if the embryo implanted, and if she is pregnant! That’s pretty much it!

Tubal Reversal Versus IVF

There are many reasons that women choose tubal reversal or IVF therapy. Tubal reversal can sometimes be cheaper than IVF, running at around $9000 for the entire procedure. IVF rates vary greatly, but can run anywhere from $2000 to $10000 depending on the clinic and the procedure.

IVF is sometimes covered under medical insurance policies, but tubal ligation is rarely covered. There are pros and cons to each method, and there is really no way to tell which is best for you, other than talking with your doctor and deciding what will work best based on your particular case.

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Alyssia Granger
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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.