When a couple chooses to have tubal reversal surgery in order to have the chance to have children again they are in a hurry to begin the process. One of the biggest things for most women following the surgery is to begin following their cycles. Knowing that their most fertile time is around the time of ovulation they make sure they are tracking their cycles.
One of the biggest questions is if they should be taking any type of supplements. They understand that their body needs to be ready to not only conceive but to carry a baby for nine months. So, what should she be taking and what is safe to take knowing that she certainly has the chance to become pregnant?
The first thing many doctors will recommend is a prenatal vitamin. Folic acid is very important when a woman becomes pregnant. But what about any other supplements? This is something that needs to be discussed with the woman’s physician. Although most may be safe to take while pregnant it is important to know which ones are safe and which ones to stay away from.
When planning to become pregnant it is important that the couple meets with the physician who the patient will be seeing while pregnant. After tubal reversal surgery there is a slightly higher risk for ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy is when the egg implants into one of the fallopian tubes rather than inside the uterus where it should be. This type of pregnancy can be life threatening and should be ruled out as soon as possible. This is the reason why Early Pregnancy Protocol is put into place and should be followed by a patient that has had a previous tubal reversal.
Before the patient has a positive pregnancy test all of this should be discussed with the physician. As long as the patient and physician are on the same page all will go well in the communication department. If a woman has a question about adding supplements before trying to conceive then the supplement should be researched and the doctor’s opinion should be sought. If the doctor says is it good then everything is in order. Be sure to have the list of ingredients on hand if you will phone the doctor’s office rather than visiting. If the doctor does not know the ingredients then it will be impossible for him/her to make an educated decision.
Because something is considered natural it does not always mean it is safe or advisable to take while pregnant or trying to conceive. In fact because something is natural could mean that it is not safe at all to take while pregnant. It is always better to be safe in this chapter of the tubal reversal journey. Supplements following tubal reversal surgery should be avoided until the physician has had the chance to research them thoroughly.