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A 31-year-old female asked:

if i end up getting prepgnant with my tubes tied n cut will i b able to keep my baby?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Possibly: If the pregnancy occurred because the tubes have reunited and reopened enough for the fertilized egg to get through to the uterus, then you should be able to keep the pregnancy. More often though, sperm can get through but not the fertilized embryo, and an ectopic pregnancy occurs. These cannot be kept viable outside of the uterus and the pregnancy would have to be terminated.

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A 39-year-old female asked:

I got my tubes cut but now we want another baby what are my chances?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Permanent decision: Getting tubes cut (tubal ligation) is PERMANENT, and done for women who will never want to get pregnant again in the future (meaning a permanent decision of no more pregnancies, forever). Tubes are not meant to be "uncut". In rare occasions a couple can save up money to harvest eggs laparoscopically, fertilize them into embryos, and implant them into the uterus... but that should be the exception.

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