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<p><span style="font-size:12px;">DH wants another baby or two. I had my tubes tied almost 4 years ago, right after our youngest child was born. So, how should we go about this? </span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:12px;">IVF is more expensive (about twice the cost of tubal reversal), but we wouldn't have to worry about birth control again after having a baby. Chances of twins are increased, so we might be able to get 2 for 1. <img alt="winky.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif"> </span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:12px;">Tubal reversal means we'd have the experience of TTC, and the excitement of "Am I? Am I not?" buying hpts, etc. However, the chance of a tubal pregnancy is higher. </span></p>
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<p>I've been looking at the statistics for the specific specialists we'd go to.</p>
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<p><span style="font-size:12px;">So far it looks like the pregnancy rate after<span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:#10606F;font-family:arial, arial, Helvetica;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height:normal;"> </span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:arial, arial, Helvetica;line-height:normal;">reanastomosis (tubal reversal) is 60-80%. The ectopic rate is 1-2%.</span></span></p>
<p>Regarding IVF, 42% of transfers result in live births. 30.3% of pregnancies are with twins. </p>
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<p>If we go through IVF, we'd probably only do 2 cycles (if the first one doesn't work).</p>
<p>If we do a tubal reversal, we may end up just not using birth control in the future and have whatever children come to us. Though my husband is saying he wants 1 or 2 more, he's mentioned letting nature take its course if we get the reversal. </p>
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<p>BTW, I've always been VERY fertile. Anytime I could've gotten pregnant I did. I'm turning 30 years old soon. </p>
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<p>Cost really isn't a big issue, but a tubal reversal means we could TTC earlier. </p>
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<p>So, what would you suggest?</p>
 
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