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Can You Get Pregnant Without Fallopian Tubes?

Women from all walks of life may go through the process of trying to conceive a baby, and each one will face their own challenges and struggles. For instance, some women may consider having a baby even when they have had fallopian tube removal. So can you get pregnant without fallopian tubes, or are they a crucial component of the reproduction process?

First, what is the role of fallopian tubes in reproduction? According to the Mayo Clinic, open fallopian tubes are necessary to become pregnant, as the sperm and egg combine in these tubes. In fact, as further noted by the Mayo Clinic, damage to the fallopian tubes, or even blockages, can prevent fertilization from taking place. They are a crucial component of the reproductive system, after all. So what happens when the fallopian tubes have been removed altogether?

In general, women who have had their fallopian tubes removed will not conceive a baby without medical intervention. According to the Loma Linda University Center for Fertility & IVF, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is the only way for a woman to become pregnant after losing both of her fallopian tubes. Unfortunately, there appears to be a dearth of research about the exact statistics of women who go on to conceive without any fallopian tubes. There are plenty of online anecdotal accounts of IVF miracle babies, but apparently more research is needed to provide statistics on the success rates of these procedures for women without fallopian tubes.

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But if you have had your fallopian tubes removed and still want to conceive, you probably don't want to wait around for research to catch up. In this case, you can take action and visit your physician to get a better sense of your own odds of conception. In addition, you own chances of conception will depend on many others personal factors such as your age, additional medical conditions, and overall health. Therefore, it's best to work with a doctor to determine your own odds of becoming pregnant after having your fallopian tubes removed. Hopefully, you will be able to pursue IVF and try for a miracle baby of your own.