Q&A: Am I too old at 49 years old to conceive after having a tubal ligation reversal?

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I had my tubes tied 7 years ago but now I want to have a child. I just turned 49 years old and was wondering if I am too old to conceive naturally after having tubal ligation reversal.

- Pamela


Jeffrey M. Goldberg, MD -

At 49 years old, the only reasonable treatment option is in vitro fertilization (IVF) using eggs donated from a younger woman.  There is no concern regarding your ability to carry a pregnancy and your pregnancy, miscarriage and birth defect rates would all be the same as if the egg donor was going through IVF herself.  

--Jeffrey M. Goldberg, MD
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