Sterilized but want baby!

Question

I had my tubes tied and now my uterus is tilted backwards. I now want another child and I have been told that there is still a 2% chance that I can get pregnant. I have also been told that I am very fertile. I know that I cannot afford the reversal, but I want another child. How can I be in the 2% that still can get pregnant? Thank you for your help.
Christina

Answer

Last Updated: September 25, 2013
Christina,

There no method of family planning that is 100% effective to prevent a pregnancy. Sterilization is the most permanent because of the damage done to the fallopian tubes. However, there is still a slim chance that the tubes are not completely closed. Even if you could afford the reversal of your sterilization, there is a limited chance of achieving a pregnancy. Your current fertility would depend on many factors, including your age, the health of your ovaries and eggs, the fertility of your husband, etc. You might want to explore adoption or perhaps you might consider becoming foster parents. Both would provide a child with a loving and caring home. Finally, since you wrote that you want another child, I can assume you already have at least one child. If reversal, adoption or becoming a foster parent are not options, you still can provide all of that love and support to the children you do have.

I hope I have been helpful.

Winnie Neill, FCP

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Winnie Neill, CFCP
Winnie Neill, a Professional Member of CANFP, is a certified FertilityCare Practitioner, and taught NFP 23 years in the Sacramento region. She served on the Sacramento Diocese NFP Advisory Board, the American Academy of NFP Board and the CANFP Eecutive Board. She and her husband Bob have been married 63 years

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