A married couple were in utter disbelief as they received a positive pregnancy test result less than three weeks after the husband had undergone a vasectomy – but it’s surprisingly common
Most couples who want children tend to plan around trying for a baby, as they want to ensure that their little one arrives at the right time in their lives. One couple, however, was shocked beyond belief when they came across the surprising news of a positive pregnancy test, despite the husband having undergone a vasectomy just one month before.
Taking to popular video-streaming service TikTok, married couple Amber and Kennedy – who post online under the username @kennedyandme – shared their exciting, yet unexpected revelation with their 436,000+ followers. Expecting mum Amber admitted that her partner fell “silent” once she broke the news, and their video has surpassed 1.1 million views to date.
Captioning the post of the viral video, the woman wrote: “Moments before I told my husband.”
The video started by showing footage of her husband Kennedy before he got out of the car and donned a brief smile.
The footage was dated August 29, which Amber described as the day her husband underwent the procedure.
Footage then turned to September 21, less than three weeks later, where she was in utter disbelief over her positive pregnancy test.
The pregnant mum admitted that she “knew better” than to record her husband’s reaction to the shocking news, but she did admit that he was “just silent”.
While the news is undoubtedly shocking, healthcare advice states that it takes several weeks for the effects of a vasectomy to kick in.
According to the NHS, it may take approximately three months to kick in: “About 12 weeks after the procedure, you’ll need to produce a sample of semen, which will be tested for sperm.
“Once tests have confirmed that your semen is sperm-free, the vasectomy is considered successful and you can stop using additional contraception.
“A few men will continue to have small numbers of sperm in their system, but these sperm don’t move and are less likely to make your partner pregnant.”
Taking to the comments, several TikTokers shared their thoughts – and mentioned that the ordeal wasn’t as rare as the couple might have thought.
One person gushed: “Hahaha I am a vasectomy baby too!”
“I am a post vasectomy baby. congratulations!” Another exclaimed.
A different user claimed: “The same thing happened with my and my partner but we found out 2 weeks before he had the snip.”