A 50-year-old member asked:
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can you please tell me the real odds of getting pregnant with your tubes tied?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
< 1% naturally: The failure rate of tubal sterilization is about 1%, so it would be very unlikely to conceive after having tubal ligation. It does happen. There is a high chance of the pregnancy being ectopic if one does conceive after tubal sterilization, so that would further decrease the chance of getting pregnant with a viable intrauterine pregnancy. Ivf would be best odds of getting a baby after tubal.
Answered on Apr 6, 2013

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