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Posted by on June 05, 19100 at 09:03:44:

In Reply to: IVF vs REVERSAL SURGERY posted by Melissa on June 05, 19100 at 01:53:36:

: My husband and I are at the ends of our ropes. We just cannot make the decision on whether or not to go ahead with a tubal ligation reversal. It seems that I am just too involved with the decision and now I feel overwhelmed; like I want someone else to decide for us...has anyone been there? We just want a child; it seems so simple, yet there are so many roads to take to get there. Adoption is another option that we have considered. Where did you turn? What did you do? Your input is greatly appreciated. Maybe some tiny thing that you say will help in our decision making. Even if we don't do what you did, you could still be of great help! Thank you very very much!
: Melissa =0)
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Have both of you checked out okay in all other ways (i.e. your husband's sperm count, are you ovulating on schedule, etc.) If you have no other problems at all I would have tubal reversal. From what I've heard there is great success with this surgery. With IVF there are no guarantees - it took me three attempts before I finally got pregnant. What you have to think about is how MANY IVF's you'll be open to go through before you say enough. I don't know how much tubal reversal costs (I believe this is done via laparoscopy so I'm guessing it's around $5000) but IVF costs approx. $10,000 per attempt. If there had been any chance in the world for me to have gotten pregnant naturally I would have done whatever necessary to have gone that route ... IVF is NOT fun. Just my two cents.

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