Age is the most important factor that is taken into consideration when a woman decides to have tubal reversal surgery. Tubal ligation reversal is only successful in younger women. The older women must think of other ways if they want to get pregnant. Women who are approaching 40s or are already in their 40’s are very conscious about their pregnancy when planning for tubal reversal. Usually, the women of this age group don’t get pregnant if they get their tubes untied but in many cases, many women were able to give birth to healthy babies at this age.

If a woman is ovulating and is having regular menstrual periods, then there are chances that she will get pregnant. There are fertility tests for getting the idea of the woman fertility. Through those tests, a doctor can check both the quantity and quality of the eggs. The tests are quite simple and accurate.

Women who have the tubal ligation but now want to repair their tubes back are more concerned about their fertility. It is a well-known fact that the fertility of a woman decreases when she gets older. A woman may not get pregnant or take longer to get pregnant. A woman is born with a limited number of eggs. When her age increases, the number of eggs starts decreasing. The quality of the eggs also gets sick, and they are not fertilized easily. Women who are younger than 40 years have more chances to get pregnant but women who are above 44 years have very fewer chances of pregnancy . At this age, only 5 percent of women will achieve pregnancy after tubal reversal. It is advisable to the older women to choose IVF instead of tubal ligation reversal if they want to become pregnant. Doctors typically recommend IVF to older women. IVF is also a safe procedure and more successful in the case of older women. It is also less invasive technique.

Women who are above 40 often ask if it is safe for them to get pregnancy. The older women if get pregnant can also suffer from different problems in their pregnancy. Age of a woman affects the pregnancy. The risk of getting gestational diabetes and high blood pressure also increases in the older women. There are also the chances of giving birth to low birth weight babies. The study shows that older women have a higher rate of ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, and live births. There may be other complications, and chromosomal abnormalities and older women have more chances of C- section deliveries. 60 percent of pregnancies result in miscarriage if the woman age is above 45 years and if the pregnancy does not miscarry, there are more chances of having the babies with chromosomal birth defects.

But it is not true in every case many older women don’t face any problem or complication. They can get pregnant if they have an excellent ovarian reserve. But this happens with only a small percentage of women. The Higher success rate is observed with younger women.

Author's Bio: 

Doctor Morice is tubal reversal surgery expert, he has done many producers for tubal ligation reversal and tubal reversal in this career.