Has anyone here gotten pregnant after having your tubes tied?

@vicki2876 (5640)
Canada
September 16, 2007 6:29am CST
I have heard of this happening but was wondering if it is true and was it safe for the baby and mom. I was tied over 6 years ago. Though mentally I know I did the right thing, emotionally I would love to have another child.
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
16 Sep 07
I had a tubal about 6 months ago. My doctor told me that there was a very very small chance I could still get pregnant, but that it would be a tubal pregnancy. They cut my tubes and tied them, so a VERY small chance.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
16 Sep 07
I actually don't really know what they did. I had it done two days after giving birth to my third child and didn't pay much attention. Could have been a cut and tie or just tie. It has been effective because I haven't gotten pregnant in over 6 years. I just turned 25 with three kids at home who were 5, 2 and newborn so it seemed like the right thing to do at the time.
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I was knocked out for my procedure, so I only know what they told me got done.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
16 Sep 07
I knew a lady who did so her husband went and got the big snip and do you believe it she got pregnant again, it made me think that maybe she was just meant to have these babies but unfortunately the whole episode gor to them both and their marriage broke up just after the baby was born...life can be so unfortunate sometimes.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
16 Sep 07
Wow what a sad story to see that through all that they still couldn't stay together.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
16 Sep 07
well i have never had it done to me but my sister had her tubes tied about 12 years ago,and just a few months ago she ended up being pregnant but ending up having a misscarriage,there was a few complications.but i do know of a friend too that had her tubed tied 10 years and 2 years ago ended getting pregnant and had a very healthy baby,i guess it was just the right timing and god wanted it to happen,so yes its possible to have a baby after having tubes tied.pattie
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
16 Sep 07
Sorry to hear about your sister. But nice to know your friend had a healthy baby. I think your right that if god wants it to happen it will. Thanks for your response! Vicki
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• Philippines
16 Sep 07
heard about it too... that's why here, instead of tying, they would cut your tube
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@kimthedane (1000)
• Denmark
26 Sep 07
No i haven't. Not even without getting the tubes tied. Might be sumat with my anatomy, i don know. Just accepted that it aint goin to happen in this life. :)
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
26 Sep 07
LMAO you are always so funny! Thanks for putting the first smile on my face this morning. LOL
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• Denmark
26 Sep 07
You are quiet welcome hunni. Glad i did :)
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@sephrenia (567)
17 Sep 07
Hi there, I am am member of a website called fittobeuntied.com The women there regret having had themselves tied up and there are a bunch of ladies who hope like heck that their tubal litigation fails or are saving up to have it reversed. Now im not saying you are one of these women lol (although you might be!), but they have a wealth of information on the procedure, likely failure rates and other conditions related to having had your tubes tied. Maybe they will be able to help you like they helped me :)
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
17 Sep 07
Wow thanks for the site. I will be checking it out. I am sitting on the fence on how I feel. I think getting tube was probably not the right thing emotionally and if there was an effective alternative at the time that didn't require a lot of effort I would probably have chosen that. Kinda like that needle I hear about which is good for a long time. Mainly I think I should have been informed of all the choices available to me and the risks, before I had it done. It was pretty rash decision considering I had just given birth at the time. Once I woke up from the surgery I cried, I never emotionally wanted to do it. Mentally though I felt that it was right because I do have three childern already and by no means are we rich. Thanks so much for the site and I am for sure going to check it out. Thanks
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@eden32 (3978)
• United States
17 Sep 07
The chances are very remote, and more so with various procedures. Sometimes the tubes are cut & burnt, very unlikely to grow back. Sometimes they are cut & clamped, also pretty unlikely to grow back. Then there is just cutting. As far as I know, they're never actually "tied" ; I think that expression came from the cutting & clamping method. There is also the new procedure, can't think of the name now but one of my friends here just had it done. If I understood it correctly it's a procedure where the tube is blocked. It's permanent too, but less invasive & less recovery time with it. With any, if you did become pregnant you have a higher risk of a tubular pregnancy. But again, it's pretty rare that you would become pregnant. There is a reversal surgery you could have done if you wished to TTC again; but even that has a pretty low success rate. If you were really determined to have more children & for them to be your biological children you could look into what would basically be surrogacy of your own egg/pregnancy. Ovum could be removed from your ovary, fertilized outside of your body & returned to your body same as when you are carrying a surrogate pregnancy. It's very expensive and I doubt any insurance on the planet covers it. Have you ever considered adopting or fostering? There are so many children in the system who desperately need families; perhaps that's a more realistic way for your family to grow.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
17 Sep 07
Thanks for the in depth information on it. I was curious to see if it could happen. I heard about it happening but think it would be highly unlikely. Adoption and/or fostering are very wonderful choices. Thanks so much for your post!
• Malaysia
16 Sep 07
hi, vicki2876...erm... me and my girlfriend never do that before.. so this din't happen lo..if it happen to me, me also duno wan to do what..i think i will ask my girlfriend drop it because me still a student.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
16 Sep 07
I understand that you are not ready for a child right now. My situation is a bit different as I am already a mom to three childern and my partner and I are older and more stable.
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