In the video shown above, Dr. Gary Berger of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center explains how important it is to monitor early pregnancy after tubal reversal surgery. As soon as a tubal reversal surgery patient misses a period it is advised to perform a home pregnancy test right away. If it comes out positive then the obstetrician know right away.
Being a tubal reversal patient Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center asks that you fill out a pregnancy report right away also. This is so the surgeons and tubal reversal nurses can follow you in the early weeks of pregnancy.
By letting your ob/gyn know right away this is so that the pregnancy can be monitored very early and blood draws for the HCG level can be checked twice a week until the numbers reach between 1500-2000. Once the numbers are at this point then an ultrasound can be performed to make sure there is a gestational sac and the pregnancy is in the uterus.
The reason tubal reversal patients need to follow their pregnancies so close in the beginning is that there is a risk of tubal pregnancy. A tubal pregnancy can be dangerous if undetected and lead to emergency surgery thus leading to the loss of a fallopian tube. Close monitoring will help avoid any possibility of this happening and is easily preventable.
For those that have already experienced a pregnancy after tubal reversal surgery it is not uncommon to go to the message board and read that a previous patient is pregnant with her second or third tubal reversal baby.
Tubal reversal surgery has proven to have better overall pregnancy statistics as reported in the Pregnancy Report 2009 just released by Dr. Gary Berger.