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After mom has fallopian tubes removed she learns she’s pregnant with ‘miracle baby’
Elizabeth had her fallopian tubes removed thinking she'd be done having children. Boy was she wrong.
Caryl Jane Espiritu
05.09.22

After having three children, Missouri mom Elizabeth Kough thought of stopping right there. She was already fine with her three lovely children.

“I was getting to that age that maybe I should think about not having any more children,” Elizabeth told Good Morning America.

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At 35 years old, the mom of three decided to undergo a procedure called bilateral salpingectomy.

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It is a surgical operation done to remove both fallopian tubes. Elizabeth thought she was having the procedure so she would permanently be unable to get pregnant again.

However, bilateral salpingectomy is not 100% certain that a woman will not conceive in the future. As a matter of fact, the procedure leads to less than one percent possibility of being pregnant again.

When the procedure was done, Elizabeth was almost sure that she would not have another baby, but she was mistaken.

As it turned out, Elizabeth actually belonged to the very small percentage of women who can get pregnant even after the operation. Her case is so rare, that her doctor could not believe she conceived after having her fallopian tubes taken out.

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It all happened three years after the operation was done.

Elizabeth was feeling symptoms that were almost like she was pregnant. She felt all the signs that made her recall the days she used to have a baby in her tummy.

She brushed the feeling off, thinking how impossible it could be. She had no fallopian tubes so how could she even conceive, right? But still, that nagging feeling stayed with her.

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Eventually, Elizabeth thought it wouldn’t hurt to test it out, so the mom of three took a home pregnancy test.

To her surprise, what she thought was impossible actually happened. The test came out positive. Elizabeth was actually pregnant even without both her fallopian tubes!

And after the initial surprise came the worry.

“I had read that if I did become pregnant after this procedure there’s a higher risk of an ectopic pregnancy, which can be dangerous,” she said. “I thought it wouldn’t hurt to just take the test and I really didn’t think it would be positive.”

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In order for her to have peace of mind, Elizabeth immediately went to the nearest hospital and sought doctors to confirm her pregnancy. Her visit confirmed that she was actually pregnant.

“I said to the doctor, ‘I need an ultrasound. I had a procedure and this is not supposed to happen,'” she said. “The doctor did an ultrasound and Benjamin was right where he was supposed to be.”

Her pregnancy was wanted, although it was certainly unplanned.

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Elizabeth thought having three children was enough, but that was until she got pregnant again.

Yes, having her fourth baby was unplanned, but she was certainly happy she conceived Benjamin. Her pregnancy was healthy, and she gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. He is a healthy baby that Elizabeth fondly refers to as a “miracle”. Her other children lovingly call him their “angel” baby.

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The truth is, the chance of Benjamin being conceived was very, very slim. Even his mom’s doctors were surprised to find out that Elizabeth got pregnant three years after the operation.

“My doctor said it was very low. It was as close to zero percent as you can get,” she said. “It was one of the most effective birth controls, if not the most effective birth control that you can get.”

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Rare or not, Elizabeth’s pregnancy was another blessing she was lucky to have. Science may be a way to do what we want, but when God wants something different, there is really nothing we can do.

Watch the video below for an explanation of how this rare pregnancy was possible!

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By Caryl Jane Espiritu
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Caryl Jane Espiritu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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