If you’ve had a previous tubal ligation (permanent birth control procedure) but now would like to become pregnant, turn to the experts at CARE Fertility. The team of reproductive endocrinology and fertility specialists offers tubal reversal at their offices in Bedford and Fort Worth, Texas. Call to learn more or use the online booking tab today.
Tubal reversal is a minor surgical procedure that allows you to conceive the natural way after previously undergoing tubal ligation, a permanent birth control procedure for women. Tubal reversal is an affordable alternative to in vitro fertilization (IVF), without the additional concern of having multiple births.
Your fertility specialist completes tubal reversal as an outpatient procedure using small incisions. The recovery period after this type of procedure is short.
Your CARE Fertility specialist meets with you to determine if you’re a candidate for tubal reversal. They review your medical history, medication regimen, and your desire to have children.
Your specialist also completes a physical exam to evaluate your reproductive health and may order an ultrasound or other diagnostic procedures.
If you’ve previously had a tubal ligation but now want to conceive a baby, tubal reversal may be the solution for you.
To get ready for tubal reversal at CARE Fertility, follow your provider’s instructions. You might need to stop taking certain medications, avoid foods and drinks the morning of the procedure, and arrange for someone to drive you home afterward and stay with you.
Plan to arrive 90 minutes before your procedure. After you change into a hospital gown and relax under a warm blanket, your provider gives you medicine to help you relax and fall asleep.
Your fertility specialist makes tiny incisions, reconstructs your fallopian tubes, and closes the incisions. The procedure often lasts 1-2 hours. Afterward, you rest in a recovery area for about 2-4 hours before going home.
After undergoing a tubal reversal, follow your provider’s instructions. Drink plenty of fluids, take medications as directed, and get plenty of rest. You might have temporary tenderness around your incisions, but you can use a heating pad to make you more comfortable.
Complete recovery after tubal reversal could take about two weeks. Avoid heavy lifting and intense physical activity during this time. You can usually return to work 5-10 days after tubal reversal. Attend follow-up visits with your CARE Fertility specialist after two weeks.
To learn more about tubal reversal at CARE Fertility, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.