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Kcortez: You don't have to gain much weight. Try to keep it at 20 pounds or less. Contact your surgeon to find out if there is a network in place to support women who are pregnant post-WLS. My H.M.O. (Kaiser) has a specific group to help bariatric patients stay on track by monitoring bloodwork and giving guidance regarding eating and exercising. I found that the tools I developed to handle cravings and whatnot after surgery were invaluable to me during the pregnancy. Remember that being pregnant is as much an excuse for women to eat poorly as it is to eat properly. If you eat properly, adding just 200 or 300 calories a day to feed the baby, you'll be fine -- heck you might find that after you give birth you're lighter than you were before you got pregnant.

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I am 39 years old...banded July 26, 2009. I met my goal of 100lbs of weight loss. I became pregnant in January, 2012...with TWINS!!!! I am 29 weeks and I have gained 28 pounds, but I am pretty miserable right now. In the last week, things are getting stuck and I am only consuming liquids. My drs want me to gain 15 pounds before delivery so that my boys will get bigger. I will deliver early at 36 because of the high risk twin pregnancy I am having. I don't mind gaining more weight for them. They have to be 5 lbs each in 7 weeks...so I have to fatten up a little more. Normal twin pregnancies suggest the average woman gain 40-45 pounds and I will be on target with that, but will have to havepost-204619-13813134242022_thumb.jpgpost-205860-13813134242184_thumb.jpg my band adjusted. My lapband dr says he is only going to take 1/2 out. I am happy with that. I cried making the phone call but I know it is for the boys. Prior to getting pregnant, I was so happy with my weight loss. I will have 1/4 of the 1/2 put back in four weeks after the c-section and then go from there. I am so thrilled my dr is not taking it all out. I don't need it all out, just loosened a little. Thick Soups are giving me problems and that is when I knew I needed to get the adjustment.

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Just had my baby about a week ago! A baby girl, 8lbs 4 oz! No problems throughout pregnancy!

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