My husband had a vasectomy in July of last year. Maybe I am just freaking out, but I am three days late, and I have not been even one day late since I started having periods again. Granted, I have only had four cycles since the birth of my second child, but they have all come exactly 28 days after the first day of my last period. Also, I usually have all of the crappy PMS symptoms a week before I get my period, and I have not had any yet. I have, however, been getting violently sick the past few days--throwing up, terrible headaches. And I know we, uh, "did the deed" when I was ovulating.
Like I said, I am probably just freaking out, but I was wondering if anyone here has gotten pregnant after their husband had a vasectomy? We have met two different couples who have, but I thought that was really really rare.
Thanks so much!
I know that those procedures are not always a hundred percent fool proof. And I don't know if your husband did the testing like the previous poster asked.
Happily married Christian SAHM of 2 boys, DD1 , and DD2 July 2013
Some docs advise that men should get re-tested yearly. In rare cases the sperm production can get going again. So even if your dh did get the all-clear, he might want to get things checked out, just to be on the safe side.
We think that my youngest aunt was the product of a less-than successful Vasectomy
I know of a couple that actually got divorced because he thought she was unfaithful and by the time the kid was born and they did genetic testing and rechecked the sucess of the surgery (it was his after all!), severe damage was done to the relationship.
I also have a BIL and cousin who both needed to redo the surgery after the post-op tests showed a lower, but not low enough, sperm count.
Out of all the guys I know who have probably had the surgery (not something that comes up in every day conversation!), this is still probably pretty rare - but when it happens to you, it's 100%.
If it were me, I'd do a HPT, just to put my mind at ease.
My aunt got pregnant after a vasectomy - my uncle proudly showed her the two snippets in a jar, got tested and was good to go, the whole bit. Turned out he had 3 vas deferens and the doc missed the 3rd one. He wasn't expecting it I guess!
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I had a pg scare about 2 months ago (same thing- a couple days late, no pms, nausea) and told dh he needed to get re-checked. I was so freaked that I even thought about dragging out my old microscope and checking myself!
Fortunately, I was not pg- but it made me think that annual checks are probably a good idea.
DH did go to the first follow up. They like to check twice.
Unassisted birthing, atheist, poly, bi WOHM to 4 wonderful, smart homeschooling kids Wes (14) Seth (7) Pandora Moonlilly (2) and Nevermore Stargazer (11/2012) Married to awesome SAH DH.
My husband did get rechecked in October, and they said he was all clear. I figured that was that. I mean, I would love the child regardless, but I have to admit, I am scared S&*%less right now.
Every time I read these threads I break out in a cold sweat. Scary stuff.
To OP, I do think it's pretty rare - keep us posted though!
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!!!!!