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Can I Still Attempt IVF If I’ve Had My Tubes Tied?

It takes time, patience, and care to build your family, no matter what path you take to get there. The LGBT friendly fertility doctors at New York Fertility Institute of New York City’s upper east side, led by Majid Fateh, MD and Khalid Sultan, MD, can support you and your family in all of your reproductive goals.

Even if you’ve previously taken active steps to prevent conception, like getting a tubal ligation, you still have reproductive options. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) may still work for you. You could also potentially benefit from a tubal ligation reversal. No matter what, the New York Fertility Institute team is there to support you with expert, top-quality reproductive care.

IVF after a tubal ligation

Tubal ligations are also sometimes known as getting your tubes tied. In this surgical procedure, your fallopian tubes are prevented from conveying a fertilized egg to your uterus for implantation. Tubal ligations are effective as long-term contraception.

However, if you find yourself changing your mind, you may still be able to carry a healthy pregnancy after a tubal ligation. After all, your uterus remains un-impacted by your tubal ligation. That’s where IVF can help, even after getting your tubes tied.

IVF gives you the highest chance of pregnancy in the shortest amount of time, and can help you avoid more intensive surgical procedures. Additionally, if you’ve tried a tubal reversal and failed to get pregnant, IVF might be the right answer for you.

With IVF, you can bypass your fallopian tubes completely, and have a fertilized egg implanted directly into your uterus. After we transfer one or more of your embryos to your uterus, we keep monitoring you with blood work and ultrasound technology to confirm your pregnancy and continued good health.

A full range of reproductive options

Everyone’s family is different. That’s why the fertility doctors at New York Fertility Institute offer a full range of reproductive options for our patients, including support for same-sex families.

With IVF, you can opt to use your or your partner’s eggs or sperm, or work with donor eggs or sperm. A full IVF cycle, including ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, and laboratory fertilization, takes around 2 months. Using donor materials may actually decrease your time to a successful pregnancy. You could end up needing multiple IVF cycles to become pregnant.

The right choice for you and your family depends on a lot of factors, from your and your partner’s reproductive compatibility, to issues of advancing maternal age. IVF could be your best bet to carry a healthy pregnancy, even if you’ve had your tubes tied.

For all of your fertility needs, including gay and same-sex fertility counseling, turn to the sensitive, knowledgeable experts at New York Fertility Institute this autumn. You can book an appointment at our Upper East Side, New York City, New York offices by giving us a call today, or schedule with the online tool at your convenience

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