How you prepareBy Mayo Clinic staff
Before you have a tubal ligation reversal, your health care provider will likely:
- Explain the details of the procedure
- Discuss the likelihood of success and your ability to get pregnant after the procedure
- Discuss other options for pregnancy, such as IVF
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