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Was wondering if anyone got pregnant right after surgery? I don't want to go on birth control after being. Banded, but don't want to get prego for a good year, never used BC with my husband and have never been preggs, any thoughts????

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Yess i did! And i had PCOS Lapband helped cure my pcos. I ended up pregnant appox. 4 months after surgery.

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I'm getting banded because I have PCOS, It the lapband reduces the infertily in big big percentage....I will not take anything to prevent getting pregnant but i will not want to get pregnant for atleast 1 year. Therefor My husband will have to take care the business with latex....sorry....lol

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Was banded in June of last year adn immediately had regular cycles, something I have NEVER had. Found out I was pregnant end of August. I see a high risk specialist due to a history of blood clots who said they see many women who have had the band become pregnant quickly after surgery. I'm due any day now. She's my lap band baby, lol.

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Congrats to the bandbaby moms! I am insanely jealous. lol. That was one of my reasons for getting banded... however my fertility did not change. Nor did my PCOS.

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Dont' worried, it will happen !

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Being banded will either not effect your fertility or you will be more fertile after losing weight and getting healthy. If you stop the pill, use an alternate method! (banded 1/08, 2nd child born 1/11)

-Cordelia, banded 1/08

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Being banded will either not effect your fertility or you will be more fertile after losing weight and getting healthy. If you stop the pill, use an alternate method! (banded 1/08, 2nd child born 1/11)

-Cordelia, banded 1/08

I don't see who this can be true. If you're not having a period or having an anovulatory cycle, being banded (aka loosing weight) could help regulate your cycle and thus it has effected your fertility.

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I was banded in July of '10 and was pregnant by March '11 and we were not trying at all. I had lost 60 pounds tho! I was so nervous through the pregnancy about gaining excess weight but I went from 157-184 and had a small unfill .. Now 6 months later I have a beautiful baby boy and I'm down to 143!! I love my band! I will say it is harder for them to find my port now due toy abdominal wall muscles moving with the pregnancy!! Just hurts a bit more to get a fill!

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I don't see who this can be true. If you're not having a period or having an anovulatory cycle, being banded (aka loosing weight) could help regulate your cycle and thus it has effected your fertility.

The poster said it will either do A or do B. You misread what she wrote.

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The poster said it will either do A or do B. You misread what she wrote.

You're right, I did. Thanks, I was totally confused that she said that. Now I look like a dunce! :D

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You're right, I did. Thanks, I was totally confused that she said that. Now I look like a dunce! :D

Eh, it's really easy to misread things on these forums... :lol:

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I don't want to get pregnant and having been on depo provera shots and then implanon for the past 8 years, I haven't had a period.

But I've noticed 2 weeks post surgery some spotting. I'm guessing that being overweight I was infertile but now I'm losing weight, my body is returning to normal. Apparently it is normal to get periods with the implant contraceptive, I've just not had it personally.

Anyone else experienced something similar?

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I planned on waiting 1 year and it appears that taking BC for that year was a good decision on my part. Literally after I stopped taking it I got pregnant. I wasnt thrilled about taking it but my period got crazy so I used it to regulate. If you plan on waiting a year, use something.Condoms are the easiest!

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