We often get asked if it is possible to become a surrogate after having permanent birth control procedures such as tubal ligation. The short answer is yes. It is even ideal. However, some requirements must be fulfilled before you can become a surrogate after a tubal ligation.

What is tubal ligation?

Tubal ligation is a surgical procedure utilized to prevent pregnancy. It’s more commonly known as “getting your tubes tied.” The fallopian tubes are cut, tied, or blocked to permanently stop the egg from traveling from the ovaries through the fallopian tubes and blocks sperm from traveling up the fallopian tubes to the egg. Tubal ligation is a common type of permanent pregnancy prevention completed in a hospital or surgical clinic. It’s also reversible, but results from a reversal are not guaranteed and not always possible.


While this procedure prevents pregnancy, it does not prevent menstruation. However, that still means your uterus can provide a hospitable environment for an embryo, making surrogacy a possible option. How? During surrogacy, a woman is not genetically related to the child she is carrying. Since the IVF process doesn’t require her eggs, fallopian tubes are not needed to become pregnant; just a uterus.


Why is it ideal?

Think of tubal ligation as another layer of protection against pregnancy of your own as you prepare your body to carry an embryo. With tubal ligation, it is highly unlikely that you will get pregnant with your own child. You will still need to take fertility medication to prepare your body for the embryo transfer and pregnancy. Also, having had a tubal ligation means you have decided your family is complete, which will play a part in you becoming the ideal surrogacy candidate.


Call Shared Conception today!

Remember, there are other requirements you can find here to become a surrogate, including being physically and emotionally prepared for the process ahead. For more information and to see if you meet the requirements, call us at either our Houston 713-622-1144 or Dallas 214-390-4024 office for more details. Or, visit www.deliveradream.com to get started on an application to become a surrogate!