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getting pregnant after VSG

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Started by shellmc, Sep 04, 2010 7:23 AM
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    shellmc

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Posted September 4, 2010 - 7:23 AM

#1
I have a question.......I'm wanting the sleeve done but my OB/GYN thinks I shoud have the lapband done due to me wanting kids after I loose some weight. So I guess my question is has anyone got PG after having the sleeve and were there any problems? :huh0:


    shellmc

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Posted September 5, 2010 - 7:30 AM

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Does anyone have a answer to my question?


    Stacy160

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Posted September 5, 2010 - 7:57 AM

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Not from personal experience, but sure, keep reading these boards (and OH) and you'll find lots of ladies who have gotten pregnant after VSG, with no problems. Frankly, with it's huge failure and complication rate, I think the band would be an enormous waste of time and money for you, but then again I think the thing should just be banned anyway lol.... but back on track, yes, see first sentence. :confused1:


    stcyt

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Posted September 5, 2010 - 12:04 PM

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I don't know the answer, but I really don't see why not. There is no malabsorption problem and you can eventually get all your nutrients from food. You might try pm ing tiffykins.... if I understand correctly, one of the reasons she got the sleeve is because she wanted to have a healthier pregnancy. shes a wealth of info and I bet she knows a lot on this topic.

good luck
stacey


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Posted September 5, 2010 - 8:17 PM

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Don't let anyone talk you into a band for any reason. I have a friend who now has barrets esophagus which is basically precancer to esophgeal cancer. This is because the band ruined her esophagus.

Just to to lap band talk and read the complication section about bands. They are nightmares. There wouldn't be so many of us who have had band to sleeve revisions if we liked our bands.

There are plenty of people who have gotten pregnant with a sleeve. You will probably have to eat more often, and be over a year post op.

There are more people on the VSG board at obesity help who have gotten pregnant.



    shellmc

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Posted September 6, 2010 - 11:44 AM

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thanks for all the help,I want to make sure I'm making the right choice for me and the future babies


    Tiffykins

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Posted September 6, 2010 - 4:50 PM

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I had the band, and wouldn't recommend it for anyone that wants to get pregnant. My reasons are numerous, but the main ones are:
1) the food restrictions SUCK, you can kiss lettuce, bread, most raw veggies good-bye, and all of those things are vital to a balanced diet
2) If you have morning sickness, puking with the band is highly dangerous and can cause a major slippage, erosion.

Pros for the sleeve and pregnancy:
1) The sleeve gives you a normal, functioning stomach, just smaller in size.
2) No food or medication restrictions
3) No malabsorption

I'm 15 months out, and my husband and I are currently TTC. We've been not preventing since I was around 8 months post-op. I was at goal, my labs had been fabulous, and I was getting into maintenance. Most surgeons don't want their patients to even try for 12-18 months after getting to goal. BUT, there are some extenuating circumstances that led us to trying now. My age, my husband's career, some other personal fertility issues that I don't discuss publicly, the lovely Air Force sending him overseas again, and my previous pregnancies/miscarriages all played a role in me being released to try earlier than the standard.

We've been diligently trying for the last 4-5 months, charting, ovulation monitoring, and all that good stuff. We're not rushing it, but we never know what the Air Force has planned for us.

The key to any WLS and pregnancy is to get out of ketosis. I haven't been in ketosis for nearly 9 months now. I eat between 1500-1800 calories, 100 grams of protein, and around 100gr of carbs per day now. My body is in better shape today than it was when I had my son at 21 years of age. We'll see what the good Lord has planned for us, but we're hoping to be pregnant by the end of the year.

Even though surgeons do not want their patients to get pregnant during their losing stage, it happens, and I've always read that they have to get out of ketosis, and ensure they are getting in calories, carbs, and their vitamins. The baby will take what it needs from the mother's system. It's the mommy's body and system we have to protect.



    shellmc

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Posted September 6, 2010 - 5:21 PM

#8

I had the band, and wouldn't recommend it for anyone that wants to get pregnant. My reasons are numerous, but the main ones are:
1) the food restrictions SUCK, you can kiss lettuce, bread, most raw veggies good-bye, and all of those things are vital to a balanced diet
2) If you have morning sickness, puking with the band is highly dangerous and can cause a major slippage, erosion.

Pros for the sleeve and pregnancy:
1) The sleeve gives you a normal, functioning stomach, just smaller in size.
2) No food or medication restrictions
3) No malabsorption

I'm 15 months out, and my husband and I are currently TTC. We've been not preventing since I was around 8 months post-op. I was at goal, my labs had been fabulous, and I was getting into maintenance. Most surgeons don't want their patients to even try for 12-18 months after getting to goal. BUT, there are some extenuating circumstances that led us to trying now. My age, my husband's career, some other personal fertility issues that I don't discuss publicly, the lovely Air Force sending him overseas again, and my previous pregnancies/miscarriages all played a role in me being released to try earlier than the standard.

We've been diligently trying for the last 4-5 months, charting, ovulation monitoring, and all that good stuff. We're not rushing it, but we never know what the Air Force has planned for us.

The key to any WLS and pregnancy is to get out of ketosis. I haven't been in ketosis for nearly 9 months now. I eat between 1500-1800 calories, 100 grams of protein, and around 100gr of carbs per day now. My body is in better shape today than it was when I had my son at 21 years of age. We'll see what the good Lord has planned for us, but we're hoping to be pregnant by the end of the year.

Even though surgeons do not want their patients to get pregnant during their losing stage, it happens, and I've always read that they have to get out of ketosis, and ensure they are getting in calories, carbs, and their vitamins. The baby will take what it needs from the mother's system. It's the mommy's body and system we have to protect.


I think you just help me make my choice!!!! thank you so much!! looking forward to talking with you more!!


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