When can I try to become pregnant after my tubal reversal surgery?
For those who have had the tubal reversal surgery one of the main questions that is asked is when can we try to conceive? The answers used to be that a woman should wait one full cycle and then begin to try. That has changed and now couples can begin to try to conceive a child as soon as the woman feels up to it.
After tubal reversal surgery as with any surgery everyone heals at a different rate. Though, in reading the message board at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center the majority of women are feeling just a bit tired the day after surgery. They may have twinges and some pulling but most are up walking around and looking at the sites.
Some women are more comfortable waiting for the first cycle to come and go. They feel this gives the body more time to heal and the cycle to regulate itself. Many times a cycle will be thrown off a few days from the surgery and this is not abnormal.
For those who would like to track their cycles and know when they are ovulating there are a couple of ways to do this. The first and most recommended are ovulation predictor kits or OPK’s. The second is called basil body temping or BBT. For those that are unfamiliar with this it is taking the body temperature at a certain time each morning upon waking. The hormones, which cause women to ovulate, will cause a rise in the body temperature. This is the least expensive way of predicting ovulation.
If at anytime a woman who has had tubal reversal surgery thinks she may be pregnant she should take a home pregnancy test right away. If this comes out positive then she needs to contact her ob/gyn right away to have her levels checked. The reason for this is due to the risk of ectopic pregnancy, which can occur in tubal reversal pregnancies.
The staff at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center requests that the woman contact them right away to tell them she is pregnant. Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center is the only center to keep accurate and precise records on pregnancy after tubal reversal. This is displayed on the website under pregnancy statistics.