Conceiving After Tubal Reversal
Our Kansas fertility center explains the steps for conceiving after tubal reversal
As a leading-edge fertility center, Midwest Reproductive Center offers advanced fertility treatment. Dan Gehlbach MD stays abreast of the latest research and techniques, including treatments for conceiving after tubal reversal. The goal of our Kansas fertility center team is to help our patients achieve their dreams of parenthood.
A review of fertility basics from our Kansas fertility center expert
For conception to occur, a woman must release an egg from her ovaries. The egg then travels through the fallopian tubes and is fertilized by the sperm. After the sperm and egg meet, the fertilized egg implants in the uterus, where the embryo will develop into a viable pregnancy.
Highlights of the tubal ligation process
If you have decided not have any more children, you may want to explore birth control options, including sterilization via tubal ligation. During this outpatient procedure, your physician will cut, clamp, seal, burn or tie your fallopian tubes shut, making it impossible for the egg to move through the tubes. Many women choose this form of contraception when they want a more permanent form of birth control.
Understanding how a tubal reversal works
A tubal reversal procedure is designed to open or reconnect your fallopian tubes. Before performing a tubal reversal at our Kansas fertility center, Dr. Gehlbach will want to review the details from your tubal procedure, complete a physical exam, discuss alternatives to surgery and order a semen analysis for your partner. Usually, you can start trying to have a baby one to two cycles after Dr. Gehlbach performs the tubal reversal. Because this procedure can increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy, Dr. Gehlbach closely monitors all patients who become pregnant after tubal reversal.
Exploring options for conceiving after tubal reversal
If you want to achieve pregnancy after a tubal reversal, Dr. Gehlbach can discuss the available treatments. The odds of conceiving after tubal reverse depend on several factors such as:
- Maternal age
- Type of original tubal ligation procedure
- Length and function of your fallopian tubes
- Scar tissue in the abdominal cavity
- Your partner’s semen analysis results
The success rate for conceiving after tubal reversal is approximately 70% for women under 35 and roughly 30% for women in their early-40s. In many cases, intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization will increase the chances of success. Dr. Gehlbach will review your specific case before making any recommendations.
At Midwest Reproductive Center, we want to assist our patients in removing any roadblocks to creating or expanding their families. Dr. Gehlbach is committed to providing the highest quality infertility treatment at our Kansas fertility center. Contact us for more information about conceiving after tubal reversal or to schedule an appointment.