I just had my second child 2 1/2 months ago. I went in and had my tubes tied a few weeks ago. I just took a pregnancy test because I missed my cycle. It came back positive. I am expecting number three.
My question is, with having my tubes tied while I was pregnant does that raise my risk of miscarriage? Should I make an appointment right away with my doctor or can I wait a few weeks like I did the last few times.
Very rarely there are false positive pregnancy tests. I would suggest that you wait one to two weeks, re-test with a high quality pregnancy test, and if it is positive, do make an early appointment.
Your provider will want to review your surgery records, and may want to do an ultrasound to verify dating, etc.
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.