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post #21 of 39
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Originally Posted by zjandosmom View Post
Every time I read these threads I break out in a cold sweat. Scary stuff.
Every time I read these threads I get my hopes up. I know DH will have one after the next kiddo and I really wouldn't mind a third... but of course it won't happen to me since I would like it to.

To OP, I do think it's pretty rare - keep us posted though!
post #22 of 39
Every time I read or hear stories about this I get excited. : I really wan to have a ton of kiddos, but...DH says he is done so he is in charge of the BC. He has not had his checked and its been 6 months.
post #23 of 39
DH had the V - was told that he had "very favorable anatomy" BTW. That made me sad because I was actually hoping that we would someday have the oops after the V baby! Ok, I was hoping that until the night that DH pointed out that I was 8 days late and I sent him to the store to buy the HPT and he was so freaked out I thought he was going to choke! Then he hit a deer in his car on the way to the grocery store to get the HPT!! It was not a good night.

To top it all off I realized after he had left for the store and after he had called to tell me that he hit a deer (VERY low speed, no damage and he honestly does think the deer was fine) Anyway - I realized that I did have my period the week before and he was on a business trip and I was in NH at my grandmother's 80th birthday party and it just didn't occur to me to mention it to him!

Long story short, the V seems to have worked, and that little scare convinced me that we DO NOT need another child!!!!!
post #24 of 39
My DH is more done than I am ... so he got the V. I am hoping there is a stray sperm in there somewhere... he never got rechecked... but like a pp said... it wont happen to me since I want it... lol
post #25 of 39
I'm just waiting for this to happen to me. I have 4 kids and have not planned a single one of them. I have used a number of different BC methods, been nursing, no periods and missing one of my tubes and I still keep getting pregnant. DH got the V last year and I wouldn't let him touch me until I talked to the dr and heard the test results for myself. But still I have this sinking feeling that I'm still going to get pregnant. Reading threads like this sure doesn't help.
post #26 of 39
Momeg - what ended up happening? Did AF arrive?
post #27 of 39
I've known women who have gotten pregnant after partner had a vasectomy, also women who've gotten pregnant after a tubal ligation.
post #28 of 39
Well....what happened....did ya test?
post #29 of 39
Gah! I do not like this thread! I could not even fathom the possibility...

Momeg...why do you leave us hanging in such suspense?
post #30 of 39
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Originally Posted by A&A View Post
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Holy crap!

My DH had his vasectomy in March, we got the "all clear" in June. I told him he's getting a sperm count every year around the time I have my yearly exams. I don't want another surprise- or three!!!
post #31 of 39
I was conceived 26 year ago with my dad having a vasectomy, and using a condom with a spermicide. I realize this is totally bizarre and not something that most people have to worry about but actually it has always made me feel special in a certain way--like I REALLY need to be on this planet for some reason. ROFL!!
post #32 of 39
Another "holy crap this is freaky" post!!! DH is planning on getting a V very soon! We're that kind of couple, ya know, that can conceive just standing next to each other. I'll definitely be after him about those follow-ups. Yikes!
post #33 of 39
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I was conceived 26 year ago with my dad having a vasectomy, and using a condom with a spermicide. I realize this is totally bizarre and not something that most people have to worry about but actually it has always made me feel special in a certain way--like I REALLY need to be on this planet for some reason. ROFL!!
No kidding! I told DH if I get pregnant after he gets the V I'm resigning my fertility to God, accepting my "quiver" and look forward to my life as the new Michelle Duggar Henri is our "WTF where'd that come from?" child. He's gotta be from another planet because I swore I wasn't having periods yet at the time he was conceived (roughly 8 weeks after Paddy's birth!)
post #34 of 39
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Originally Posted by EmilyS View Post
I was conceived 26 year ago with my dad having a vasectomy, and using a condom with a spermicide. I realize this is totally bizarre and not something that most people have to worry about but actually it has always made me feel special in a certain way--like I REALLY need to be on this planet for some reason. ROFL!!
I've always felt that way, too! I was a diaphragm, foam AND condom baby. My older brother was a pill baby, and my younger brother was a diaphragm/jelly baby. Ironically, the two babies that my parents planned were both miscarried.

This thread actually gives me hope. My dh wants a V, and I would rather have Baby #3.
post #35 of 39
Thread Starter 

Sorry, we went out of town...

...didn't mean to leave you all hanging. I went to the Gyno and no, I am not pregnant. She offered to put me on birth control for added insurance, but I think I will just take my chances. She told me that my husband should get checked once a year, but the odds of pregnancy after vasectomy are about the same as if I were just on birth control.

Thanks for all the responses though. They really helped me realize that even if I do get pg again, I would be happy about it, and the world would not end.
post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by momeg View Post
odds of pregnancy after vasectomy are about the same as if I were just on birth control.
: What!!!!! I have never herd that before. I want better odds than that. Way to many people get pregnant while on birth control, myself included.
post #37 of 39
I've never heard that statistic before, either. I would be surprised if it's true.

Ok...quick internet search says:

"According to the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists1 there is 1 in 2000 chance of a pregnancy resulting from vasectomy failure - 0.05%. This figure is generally accepted as being accurate, and the figure most doctors will quote when asked for a reliability figure. This figure is based on men having been given clearance after submitting samples for analysis in order to rule out early failures and recanalization (spontaneous re-joining of the vas deferens).

So how does vasectomy compare to other methods of birth control?

* Female sterilization is considerably less reliable than vasectomy. The RCOG1 quotes the rate at 1 in 200 (0.5%). Tubal ligation is ten times more likely to result in an unplanned pregnancy than vasectomy.
* The pill has a failure rate of between 0.1% and 5%3.
* The IUD rate failure rate is between less than 1% and 2%3.
* Condoms have a typical failure rate of 12%, and a rate of 18% in adolescents3. One study mentions that 40% of men "forgot" to tell partners about a condom that broke or slipped during intercourse.
* Diaphragms and caps have a failure rate of up to 20%3.
* Female condoms have a failure rate of up to 22%3."

http://www.vasectomy-information.com...ctober2006.htm
post #38 of 39
Momeg - Glad to hear you got the results you wanted! Thanks for updating us.
post #39 of 39
Glad you got the result you wanted

My next-oldest sister had two kids with her hubby after two seperate vasectomies. He was already 'sterile' when they met b/c his first wife demanded a v or no nookie. Sis got pregnant, he demanded a DNA test, it was his kid. He got snipped again. Four years later sis turned up pregnant again when they hadn't been having a whole lot of private time and she'd been talking online to her ex-h. They split up the whole bit. She got on medicaid, they forced a DNA test, it was his kid.

From what I hear, he hasn't been intimate with anyone since that DNA test.

Me, I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum, wishing & praying that my dh is one of those you read about whose vas is neutralized by a deployment to the desert. It'd be a lot cheaper & easier on us than the 3k for a reversal using the doc some of our friends have had wonderful success with
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