Q&A: Can I become pregnant after having a tubal ligation 4 years ago?

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I had a tubal ligation 4 years ago and I am 35 and my husband and I would to have one more baby. can this be done and I become pregnant.crossing my fingers for a yes

- Chastity


Wendy J Schillings, MD, FACOG -

Very likely YES!!!  There are 2 possible ways to do this.  Either a in vitro fertilization (IVF) or tubal re-anastomosis (reconnecting of your tubes.)  Since you are getting older, the quickest and most likely best way would be IVF.  It would be wise to test for ovarian function and male factor prior to attempting to determine the likelihood of success. 

--Wendy J Schillings, MD, FACOG
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