Society dictates that women, at some point in their lives, should want to have children. However, for some women, they just do not want to have children, and cannot see a time in the near future when they thing they will want to. So, they might elect to have their fallopian tubes blocked.
Some women have their fallopian tubes blocked with the thought that, should they ever change their mind about having children, they can elect to have tubal reversal. In order to understand how both of these procedures work, it is very important to also understand the role that fallopian tubes play in pregnancy.
When a couple has unprotected sex, the sperm travels up the fallopian tubes to fertilize the egg. The egg then travels down the fallopian tubes and attaches itself to the uterus. Blocking the fallopian tubes means that none of this can take place, so the woman does not have to worry about getting pregnant.
There are many women who, for various reasons, decide that the time is now right for tubal reversal. Perhaps before they were not able financially to care for a child. Or, perhaps they were in a relationship with someone who they did not want to have children with. Actually, sometimes women who elect to have tubal reversal have already had children, and had their fallopian tubes initially blocked because they did not want any more.
Of course, women who are considering having tubal reversal will need to find out if they are good candidates for the procedure. It is important to note that a woman's decision to have her fallopian tubes blocked is not something that should be taken lightly. This is because in some cases, the procedure cannot be reversed.
How is this possible? Well, medical technology has come a long way from where it was even just a couple of decades ago. Women who had their fallopian tubes blocked several years ago should thus first be checked to see if the procedure can be reversed now. Generally speaking, the more recently the woman had her fallopian tubes blocked, the higher the chances that the procedure can be undone.
Another thing to keep in mind is the woman's age. The older a woman is, the less chances she has of getting pregnant naturally, because her egg supply starts to decrease. This is actually regardless of whether or not she had her fallopian tubes initially blocked. Generally, if a woman is over forty-five, it is best to leave things the way that they are.
Women who would like to have their fallopian tubes unblocked must first find the best surgeon possible for such a procedure. The surgeon should b fully accredited, and should specialize in doing just the kind of surgery. Additionally, the surgeon should have a high rate of success, and many reputable testimonials.
When such a surgeon has been found, the next step is to schedule a consultation with the surgeon. During the consultation, the surgeon will examine the woman, and also ask her questions about the goals she wishes to achieve by having this procedure done. Ideally, in the cases of a successful reversal, the woman should be able to become pregnant within three months.