In the past, tubal ligation was an option that would permanently disable a woman from conceiving a child. But, there are some women who decide that they would want to get pregnant again after the ligation has been performed on them already. With this, a breakthrough has been invented. It is referred to as tubal reversal.
A tubal reversal, as the name suggests, is the reverse process for tubal ligation. While tubal ligation closes the fallopian tube to disable the ability to fertilize, tubal reversal is the medical process where the doctor unties your fallopian tube to re-allow eggs to travel down the fallopian tubes into the uterus where they can be fertilized. Recent studies have slowly proven that tubal reversal is effective if a woman wants to get pregnant again after having a tubal ligation. This would really be costly and the process would be a hassle for sure. Pregnancy without tubal reversal would have not as many options as expected. For those who still badly want to achieve pregnancy, you might as well consider these suggestions:
- Right time. Pregnancy can just be about the timing most of the time. Depending on your bodily processes, the effects of tubal ligation may wear out as years pass. There is an approximated occurrence of one pregnancy in every 2,000 tubal ligations. This happens usually when the tubal ligation process is not done properly or the closing of the fallopian tube is not that tight. This occurrence is described as unusual but still possible. If you are not that in a hurry, you might just want to wait and try successive times. Be consistent, persistent, and patient most of all.
- Out-of-the-body conception. The second option is in vitro fertilization. Records count up to more than 250,000 babies born from the in vitro fertilization technique. This is the best option so far if you really are not willing to have a tubal reversal. This method is still expensive, even more expensive than tubal reversal though. Also, positive effects cannot really be assured or assumed. In vitro fertilization literally means fertilization outside. Outside the body or uterus in particular, that is. The process involves extracting the eggs directly from the woman's ovaries. Then, the eggs are placed in a sterile container and fertilized with a sperm from the husband or a donor. This is quite an expensive process that could cost you $10,000 to $15,000 for one procedure.
- Medical help. Seeking professional and medical help would always be the last and most valid choice if you would not opt for any of the choices above. With many technological breakthroughs and more upcoming ones, there just might be an answer to your problem that is still on its way to being implemented. Just never forget to think positive and always keep your goal in mind.
In case you would opt to wait for those upcoming technological or procedural breakthroughs, do not put your fitness to waste. Always make your body prepared for pregnancy in case any advancement comes your way any time, whether sooner or later.