Female Sterilisation ReversalMaking the choice to get female sterilisation reversal was the hard part, now you may be wondering how long it takes to recover from a sterilisation reversal surgery and what to expect.  First thing you need to do is plan to take between two weeks or up to a month off work, you will be active during most of this month but it will give your body time to heal and recover so that you can become pregnant faster.

The surgery takes an average of 3 hours, depending on if the fallopian tubes were cut, tied or clipped. Most surgeries only require a small 2.5-inch incision in the lower abdomen, reducing pain and speeding up recovery time. You will spend close to two days in the hospital and be on your feet within 24 hours. You can start basic daily activities within three days.  Here are a few other tips to aid in your recovery after a female sterilisation reversal.

Start Healthy

Your body recovers faster if you are already healthy to begin with. Make sure before you go in to have your reversal that you are at a healthy BMI, you eat healthy and that you take a daily prenatal vitamin. Exercise additionally plays a large role in your health; exercising at least three times a week for 60 minutes will build up your muscles, increase your stamina, reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, and make your heart healthy.


If you start feeling restless and energetic quickly, make sure you do not end up pushing yourself. Take your time and follow Mr. Dobson’s guidelines on sterilisation reversal aftercare, those guidelines are in place so that your body does not feel worn out and can focus on healing as fast as possible.  This means that even if you don’t want to, take a few minutes every hour to rest up, eat healthy and slowly build up to exercising again.

Pain Relievers

With a small incision, and professional surgery there should not be a ton of pain, but you will have some pain and soreness. Most pain can be reduced and controlled comfortably with over the counter Ibuprofen and Paracetamol.

If you have any questions or concerns about a female sterilisation reversal contact us anytime.