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Can I get pregnant while sterilized?

by Alivia Nyhan
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Pregnant while sterilized

The decision to sterilize to avoid future pregnancies is the most popular alternative to achieve definitive contraception; it is a surgical procedure in which various techniques can be chosen to prevent the ovum from going down to the fallopian tubes, thus preventing the sperm can fertilize it. This alternative is definitive, so it should be thought very well. However, there are many women who, after years of being linked, feel the desire to have a new child. Is this possible? Can you get pregnant while tied? In the following FastlyHealarticle, we explain in detail everything you need to know about this topic.

What is female sterilization?

When the ovum has matured and is ready to be fertilized, it will go down to the fallopian tubes to meet the sperm and fertilize it. If fertilization is successful, pregnancy occurs.

Sterilization is an operation by which the ovum is prevented from going down to the fallopian tubes to be fertilized by sperm. This process is carried out by blocking or cutting this channel, which offers permanent contraception. It will not be necessary to use a condom or another contraceptive method as it is highly effective.

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Types of female sterilization

Before addressing the issue of whether you can get pregnant while sterilized, it is essential to know the types of sterilization that exist and which one you have undergone because depending on the procedure you have chosen and various factors, the possibility of pregnancy may vary.

The types of sterilization are:

  • Tubal ligation is the most popular method in which the tubes are cut and then tied to prevent pregnancy.
  • Occlusion of the tubes through a clip, a staple, or a ring prevents the ovum’s passage.
  • We are using heat to burn the fallopian tubes.
  • An essure method that blocks the tubes through the application of a metal device causes inflammation in the area, which causes that over time, a scar is generated in the pipe that will eventually block it. This method is outpatient and does not require anesthesia.

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Can I get pregnant while having surgery?

To know if you can get pregnant while sterilized, you should understand what sterilization you have. If your tubes have been cut and then tied or burned, getting pregnant naturally is impossible.

For a natural pregnancy, healthy, complete, and free of obstructions, fallopian tubes are necessary because when the ovum is mature, it descends towards the boxes traveling through this area towards the uterus. If we do not have them, this path is not possible, and therefore it will also be impossible for a sperm to fertilize the ovum.

If you have undergone another sterilization in which your tubes have not been cut or burned, then there is a possibility of reversing it. Still, tubal ligation and pregnancy are not possible. In the next step, we will explain in detail in which cases you could get pregnant.

Tubal ligation and pregnancy, is it possible?

Reverse tubal ligation is a procedure that many women request to become fertile again; however, it is essential to know what type of sterilization you have to be a candidate for this surgery. Women who have cut or burned fallopian tubes will not opt for this alternative. However, tubal restoration may be an option for those women who have been sterilized using techniques such as the clip, staple, or ring.

It will be necessary to consult your gynecologist to evaluate the chances of success of this procedure, which will depend on:

  • The point on the horn where the clip, ring, or staple was applied
  • Your age and fertility level
  • The current function of your ovaries
  • Your weight and general health

It would be best to remember that many women, despite successfully reversing sterilization, do not achieve a successful pregnancy and are more prone to ectopic and high-risk pregnancies. Only a specialist can advise you on whether this solution is appropriate for you and the risks and consequences of the procedure.

In vitro fertilization as an alternative

Although reversing the tubal ligation is not an alternative for everyone, there is an option with which it is possible to become pregnant while sterilized; it is the assisted pregnancy procedure known as in vitro fertilization.

In in vitro fertilization, the woman, who must have good ovular functioning, ingests a particular medication to stimulate her production of eggs. Later, they are extracted and fertilized with the couple’s sperm in the laboratory and then transfer the embryos to the woman’s uterus, hoping that they will fit properly, growing to give rise to pregnancy.

Although it is the only apparent alternative to achieve pregnancy while sterilized, it is essential to bear in mind that:

  • It is an expensive assisted reproduction procedure, so you must have the financial resources to pay for it.
  • The rate of successful pregnancies varies depending on the woman’s age and the quality of the oocytes; it is possible that when performing the treatment, there is no pregnancy.
  • With this treatment, multiple pregnancies are common, so you must remember that if it is carried out, more than one baby may become pregnant.

In the following FastlyHealarticle, we explain how to prepare for Vitro fertilization.

Fertilization as an alternative

How to get pregnant while sterilized

As we have already mentioned before, getting pregnant naturally after being sterilized is only possible depending on the type of sterilization you have undergone. The only case in which it is possible to become fertile again is reversing the tubal ligation. This operation can only be done if you have been sterilized using the staple, clip, or ring techniques.

However, depending on your age, physical condition, and financial possibilities, you can opt for in vitro fertilization as a way to get pregnant while sterilized. The procedure is expensive and can take some time, but if you desire to be a mother, it is an opportunity that you should not rule out.

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Consult your gynecologist

Because there are various possibilities and the success of a pregnancy being sterilized will vary depending on many factors, the best recommendation is to consult with a gynecologist and present your case to them to assess whether there are alternatives for a successful pregnancy that suit your situation.

This article is merely informative. At FastlyHeal .com, we do not have the power to prescribe medical treatments or make any diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor in the case of presenting any condition or discomfort.

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