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  1. I am about 11 months out from my gastric bypass and plan to start trying to conceive my first child once I hit the 2 year mark. I have read mixed information about pregnancy after the surgery, so I thought I'd ask you guys for your experiences. Did you struggle with getting the nutrients you and baby needed? If so, what did you do that helped with this? Did you develop gestational diabetes? Was a c-section necessary? How big was baby at birth? Was a NICU stay necessary? Were you able to breastfeed? How much weight did you gain during pregnancy and how much of that did you lose after baby was born? Any advice for things I could do now to be better prepared? Thank you so much to anyone who answers! I know I am getting ahead of myself being more than a year away, but having a baby was the biggest reason I decided to have this surgery to begin with, so it's something I've had on my mind for a while now.
  2. I was 451 pounds before I had my surgery in September. Got on the scale today and saw the number 299! I know this is not a big deal for some people, 299 is higher than a lot of your starting weights before surgery, but this is a MASSIVE ACHIEVEMENT for me. I haven't seen a number lower than 300 on the scale since I was sixteen years old. So, yeah, I still have a ways to go, but I am so happy with this decision. I look better, I feel incredible, and I will never go back to being the self destructive girl slowly killing herself with food that I was a year ago. Starting weight: 451 lbs Current weight: 299 lbs Starting BMI: 68 Current BMI: 45 Starting shirt size: XXXXXL Current shirt size: XL Starting jean size: 34 Current jean size: 20
  3. I'm almost 8 months out from my gastric bypass. In the last couple of weeks, I've noticed that suddenly everything makes me nauseous. Everything, though some things worse than others. Whenever I eat, it's immediately followed by this churning feeling that usually lasts about an hour. I haven't felt anything like this since having the surgery, as far as I can remember. My surgeon's office is 5 hours away and I recently lost my health insurance and won't get it back for another 2 months, otherwise I would just be talking to him. Has anyone experienced anything similar and/or have any tips for getting over it?