Have you ever been in your garden, ready to water your plants and once you reach them, you realize that no water is coming out of your hose? You know that you turned on the water and as you look back, you realize that your hose is twisted, not allowing the water to flow to where you are. This is the principle that applies, when you have your tubes tied. This procedure twists the Fallopian Tubes so that the egg cannot reach the uterus and cannot be fertilized by sperm.

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The female body has always been revered for its beauty, but what makes it all the more special, is its ability to create life. In gestational surrogacy, a Surrogate allows a human embryo to be placed within her uterus so that the embryo can develop into a baby. This embryo has come from the fertilization, in a laboratory, of the sperm and the egg of the baby´s parents. The wonderful thing about this, that since the Surrogate is not using her eggs, there is no need for the Fallopian tubes, or her eggs. This is why, a woman can become a Surrogate, despite having her tube tied.

Now, to further understand what this means, let’s have a look at the female reproductive system. The female reproductive system is located in the lower part of the abdomen. It is made up of 6 basic parts. This may seem as a lot, but once the process is understood, it will be logical and simple. Each of the seven parts, will be explained in the order in which the natural female process takes place.

(Womens Health.gov)

Female Reproductive System Diagram

Part 1: Ovary: This is the sack-like female body part that holds all the eggs. From here, the egg will begin its journey through the female reproductive system to either be released through the “period” (menstruation) or be fertilized to begin a pregnancy.

Part 2: Fallopian Tube: This is the “tube” where they eggs “travel” to reach the uterus. If the egg is fertilized becoming an embryo, then it stays in the uterus, but if it is not fertilized then it is released through menstruation.

Part 3: Uterus: When the egg exits the tube, it falls into an area called the uterus. The hollow muscular organ located in the area of the pelvis, that belongs to the female reproductive system where the embryo develops through its growth..  If the egg is not fertilized the egg exists through menstruation.

Part 4: Uterine Wall: This is the lining along the uterus. It is divided into two parts, the first in the Endometrium, which is the inner lining of the upper part of the uterus where the embryo grows into a baby. The Myometrium is the part of the uterine wall that induces uterine contractions when a baby is born.

Part 5: Cervix: Is the lower part of the uterus, where the baby will pass during a vaginal birth.

Part 6: Vagina: The vagina is an elastic, muscular canal with a soft, flexible lining that provides lubrication and sensation. The baby will pass through the vagina, during a vaginal birth.

Now that the baby birth process has been visualized through the female reproductive system, it’s important to understand what role the Fallopian Tubes play in the process. When a woman decides that she no longer wants to have children of her own, she can choose from a variety of birth control options. One of these options is getting her tubes tied.

Tubal ligation diagram

What this means, is that if you look at the process, you see that the egg moves along the Fallopian Tubes to reach the uterus. This is where ideally the egg would be fertilized to begin pregnancy. The goal of this invasive procedure is to block the eggs passage along the Fallopian Tubes so that they can no longer travel into the uterus and be fertilized. This is a method to prevent having any more children of your own. With a clear understanding of the female reproductive system it becomes evident that having tubes tied has nothing to do with the ability of an embryo to attach to the uterine lining and being its development.

If having your tubes tied was holding you back, you now see that you have nothing to worry about.  Apply now to become an Omega Family Surrogate.