For some people, the realisation that they want to expand or start a family can become a nightmare if they have already undergone sterilization procedures. If this is the case for you, then you may be wondering if there are any options available for you to conceive naturally. The short answer is yes. Many women who want to have babies are able to go through a process called reversal of female sterilization.
Is it really possible to reverse sterilization?
As long as you have not had your Fallopian tubes removed, then yes, it is possible to operate on one or both of your Fallopian tubes to make you fertile. Even if only one of your tubes is able to be operated on, there is still a good chance you will become pregnant.
How soon will I become pregnant?
If the surgery is successful, most women become pregnant within a year of the surgery.
Will I need to take time off work for the surgery?
Yes. It is recommended that you take a month off work to allow your body time to properly heal.
When can I begin to have sexual intercourse again?
You should wait until you feel comfortable. It is recommended to wait until have your first menstrual period.
Should my partner have his sperm count tested before I undergo surgery?
This is a personal choice. It is not necessary, but it could help to give you peace of mind knowing that you will both be fertile.
I’m pregnant. Now what?
Congratulations! Upon a positive pregnancy test, you should consult the clinic you had the operation done at or your doctor. It is recommended that you have an early ultrasound performed to make sure that the pregnancy is in your womb.
For more information, or to set up a consultation, please contact us, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.