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could i be pregnant 6 years after being sterilised

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wishfulthinkin Mon 08-Aug-11 11:06:32


im new to this forum and have been looking on the web for information. my story is I have 3 children aged 11, 7 & 6. I had an emergency c section with number 1 and elective with 2 & 3. I choose to be sterilised while i was having number 3. I spilt with my childreds father 5 1/2 years ago and have since met my future husband. after telling him i could have no more children as i have been sterilised i now find myself if the posistion on being two weeks late on my period, i have done a couple of pregnancy tests and the have come back negative, what are the chances of my being pregnant, i would love it if i was. i have been having pregnacy syptoms ie feeling sick, tired and peeing loads, i have a doctors appointment on wednesday to see for sure the only time i have been late on a period is when im pregnant.

But is this all in my mind ......


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lachesis Mon 08-Aug-11 11:10:44

It's not likely, BUT you really need to be sure because there is a high risk of ectopic pregnancy if you have been sterilised. See the GP and get a blood test.

wishfulthinkin Mon 08-Aug-11 13:07:39

Thanks for the reply, im going wednesday tea time so should have more of an idea...... wishfulthinkin

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wishfulthinkin Mon 08-Aug-11 15:24:15

has anybody else had this experience

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Littlefish Mon 08-Aug-11 15:29:58

How old are you?

wishfulthinkin Mon 08-Aug-11 15:33:34

im just 35 ?

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Africagirl1 Mon 08-Aug-11 15:47:58

I am considering having my tube tied after my CS with my second child in October. Did you regret having it done? I've had infertility issues and also issues getting DH to agree to a second child, so I feel I'd like to close the door on future babies so I can move on in my life without holding onto broody thoughts. I also don't like being on the pill. Could it be early menopause (sorry! don't mean this to sound like you are old) or PCOS? Is there a history of either of these in your family?

wishfulthinkin Mon 08-Aug-11 15:52:46


Firstly i do regret having it done only for the simple reason of i parted from my childrens father just after the 3rd child was born, and my current partner has no children and really would dearly love one, we have been together for the last four years and this is the first time anything like this has happened. I dont think its early menopause as i have had no other sysptoms and my mum didnt go through menopause until her early fifties, but was is PCOS ? ( off to google )

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wishfulthinkin Mon 08-Aug-11 15:56:30

just google PCOS and no i have no history of that either...... I got caught with my first whilst on the pill, baby number 2 was planned id been on depo injection and didnt go for it doing again and was pregnant within the month, I got caught again when my daughter was 12 weeks old but lost my little girl when i was 5 1/2 months along, 12 weeks later after that i fell pregnant with my little boy who has just turned 6.

so all in all think i was quite fertile :-0 x

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littleshinyone Mon 08-Aug-11 16:01:38

definitely maybe.

sterilization, particularly at time of a caesarean section isn't 100%.

as someone else said, there is a higher risk of something like an ectopic if sterilization has been done but failed, so do ask your GP to refer you for an early scan.

Good luck!

wishfulthinkin Wed 10-Aug-11 15:21:04

Well still no monthly has appeared so im off to the doctors appointment in a little while ...... any body any idea what they mite do !! im a little scared

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mandoo Wed 10-Aug-11 15:29:14

Umm sorry if this seems a silly question but have you actually done a pregnancy test?

Poweredbypepsi Wed 10-Aug-11 15:29:23

I hope you find out whats going on today!

mandoo Wed 10-Aug-11 15:30:08

sorry my mistake you have! Sorry speed reading again!

Africagirl1 Wed 10-Aug-11 17:48:53

Good luck - hope you get some answers soon.

LolaRennt Wed 10-Aug-11 22:58:15

Pregnancy tests are really pretty accurate (esp two after a missed period) so I would say you probably aren't. Maybe you're just having an off month.

needsanswers Thu 11-Aug-11 00:01:23

hi there i have no experience personally but my aunty has her cords tied at 31 and fell pregnant at 45 so it definatley is possible to still get pregnant but as a previous poster said pregnancy tests are pretty accurate... i wish you all the best smile

mycatsaysach Thu 11-Aug-11 00:03:07

oh yes def possible i personally knew someone who this happened to at age of 46

aleene Thu 11-Aug-11 00:05:10

OP - how did you get on at the doctors?

tweb74 Mon 14-Nov-11 20:30:38

Hi i am new to this so bit nervous, I was steralised Dec 2010 as thought i didnt want anymore children, but recently have been feeling very brudy and my husband is too. I am now over 3 weeks late have very tender boobs, and all signs of a period but nothing, i hope in a way i am pregnant as my husband and i had talked about the reversal, but do not think i could go through that knowing that i may still not get pregnant. I have 2 children from previous marriage but recently re-married. He has four children of his own but they are grown up now. Mine are 15 and 10. I know my kids would be over the moon about it (well i think so). I have done a test but was negative will do another one in week or so. Trouble is now i am worried that i am making more of it and that i am just wishing now and wonder if its more in my head, i hope you know what i mean by that, but my tummy feels different although hard to explain but only ever remember feeling like this when pregnant before. I have been reading a lot about this on the net as i didint want to talk to anyone yet but needed to find out more, it seems very common, whicj is quite worrying really. Oh well i have chatted for long enough. I will keep you informed but please feel free to comment, it would be good to hear from people.

lewiddy Wed 28-Dec-11 12:49:16

Hi tweb

Like you i am new to this, i went to the docs this morning as i havent had a period for 7 weeks, and my periods are like clockwork. I was steralised 3 years ago, as we decided we didnt want anymore. But now i am really quite worried, i feel different in my stomach and have been having strange twinges on the left side down below,(i am worried about ectopic). My docter tried to reassure me i wouldn't be pregnant, and advised me to do a sample test, which i did, get the results on fri, but i couldn't wait and did my own test but it was negative. He told me if the result from the docs came back neg i would have to go for an ultrasound, so i guess its just a waiting game. i didn't realise how many people do get pregnant after being sterilised, and i had my tubes cut so def didn't think i would. i am 38 and have a daughter who is starting secondary school next year, so i don't think i would want another one now, but i must admit when the test i did at home came back negative i was slightly disappointed, but would i really want to start all over again!!!!!!!Hope your ok!!!!

Shazw69 Mon 24-Mar-14 15:18:00

Hiya everyone iam new to this. But I got sterilised 5 years ago now iam late on my period can I get pregnant after being sterilised having the sickness and back pains. Anyone else having this sort of problem.

Starlightz Sun 03-May-15 01:27:27

I am new to this, I've been sterilised 5 years been thin mainly size 6 8 biggest I've been without pregnancy is 10 now I'm quite big for me. I'm 12 and that's tight. I feel bloated. Breast feel sensitive tired and don't feel right. Been doctors she said she thinks I am pregnant. Home test negative gotta wait for a scan date to come through ascny advice I'm 32 have 3 living children all by c section.

Starlightz Sun 03-May-15 01:28:57

Yes hun I am. Xx

momofteenagers831 Mon 05-Sep-16 00:59:40

hi im new to all of this i was steralised almost 10yrs ago i completely miss august period and felt very strange in myself,i did a home pregnancy test tht came bk postive i have 4 amazing children and been with my husband for 4yrs my childrens bio dad passed away! im in shock but also excited as my husband doesnt have any children of his own! anyone else been or going through this? thanks smile

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