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All About Conception After Tubal Ligation

Learn how our doctors can make conception after tubal ligation possible

You’re not alone if you’ve had your tubes tied and now want to have a baby. Life circumstances can change, so many women decide to explore their options to welcome a baby after tubal ligation. Thankfully, Texas Fertility Center makes conception after tubal ligation possible with help from in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Read on to learn more about how an Austin fertility doctor can help you welcome a baby after having your tubes tied.

What does it mean to get your tubes tied?

Tubal ligation, also known as “getting your tubes tied,” is a form of permanent birth control for women. While the techniques can vary, tubal ligation typically involves burning, tying or cutting the fallopian tubes. This prevents the sperm from reaching an egg to fertilize it, and it keeps fertilized eggs from reaching the uterus.

This is great if you want permanent birth control, but it is not ideal if you want to have a baby. If that’s the case, there is still hope, as your Austin fertility doctor can recommend options for conception after tubal ligation.

What are your options for conception after tubal ligation?

When it comes to conceiving after having your tubes tied, there are basically two options.

Most women do not elect to pursue tubal reversal surgery because it is typically not covered by insurance. There’s also no guarantee that this surgery will be successful. As a result, some women who do have tubal reversal surgery but fail to conceive may still need to pursue IVF.

In vitro fertilization is a great way to achieve conception after tubal ligation. This is because it allows your Austin fertility doctor to bypass your fallopian tubes and retrieve mature eggs directly from your ovaries. Our team will then fertilize your eggs in the IVF laboratory and transfer a resulting embryo back to your uterus.

This advanced fertility treatment offers high success rates, especially for women with good egg quality and quantity.

If you would like to learn more about conceiving after having your tubes tied, contact us for an appointment. The Texas Fertility Center team looks forward to helping you welcome your baby.

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