What is Tubal Ligation?
Tubal ligation is surgical procedure to prevent pregnancy. It has commonly been called “getting your tubes tied.” It is also called a female sterilization. Tubal refers to the fallopian tubes. Each month, an egg is released from an ovary and travels through the fallopian tube to the uterus.
How long does it take to recover from a tubal ligation?
Most women feel better within the first week following surgery; however, do not lift, push or pull any heavy objects for a few weeks. Do not resume sexual intercourse or douche until your doctor says it is OK. Full recovery takes about four weeks to allow for internal healing.
What are the chances of getting pregnant after a tubal ligation?
An estimated 1 out of every 200 women will become pregnant after tubal ligation. Tubal ligation can increase your risk of an ectopic pregnancy. This is where a fertilized egg implants in the fallopian tubes instead of traveling to the uterus.