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Yes I'm nuts for wanting another baby at my "advanced maternal age", blah. But just wondering if this has happened to you older mamas?

My DS keeps asking for a little brother and it breaks my heart!

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Good question...I just turned 40 not Sleeved yet and my hubby mentioned having another child?? Ok, so umm yah...I too need to know what others are saying about that, I am very interested to know!

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Great question! I am 37, but by the time we got pregnant I would be close to 40.

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Well ladies it looks like I will have to hurry up and get preggers so I can say YES that it does happen,lol!

I've just heard so many stories of pregnancy happening after WLS but maybe they're all young chicks?

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I guess so! have you spoken to your doctor?

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I guess so! have you spoken to your doctor?

My surgeon? No it has not been discussed as I don't plan on getting pregnant right away, I'm only 4 months post op. I'd like to get to goal first or close to it. Maybe by the end of the year.

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I think that in general, there are just fewer women TTC after the VSG. A lot of folks either have their kids, or are older or are just so focused on the surgery they aren't considering increasing their family size! Very few people post here much at all, I've noticed, so I'm not surprised you didn't get much feedback.

Unfortunately, there isn't much out there as far as personal experiences about pregnancy post-sleeve, regardless of age. I do know that many, many women report increased fertility once the weight comes off, and as other factors that affect fertility come under control (like PCOS) so if you didn't have trouble conceiving in the past, as an overweight woman, I can see no reason that you would have trouble now. Everyone's fertility decreases as they get older, so if you do start TTC and have a problem, see your doctor for help!

ObesityHelp has a more active pregnancy post-WLS forum, but you have to remember that it's a mishmash of all the possible surgeries so it might not be as helpful as you'd like.

I hope you get some feedback here, too.

~Cheri

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Thanks Cheri, I didn't realize obesity help had a pg forum, going to check it out. I have noticed that my cycles are becoming MUCH more regular as I had months of no period when I was at my heaviest. So that is a good thing!

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This is a great thing! Here's hoping you continue to see more regularity as you near your goal. I'll be honest, taking one month to chart with a BBT and OPKs (basal body thermometer and ovulation predictor kits) might give you the reassurance that things are still working as expected and that conception won't be a huge issue once you're at goal.

Best of luck. You're making swift progress with your sleeve so far and doing a great job.

~Cheri

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I'm 37, and getting sleeved Friday. I plan on trying to get pregnant next Summer, after my High School Reunion. We have a 2 year old, and I gained about 35 pounds with her during my pregnancy, on top of about 20 from working a desk job before that. I didn't want to get pregnant while I was already heavy, adding more fat on top of fat. I knew it would be so hard to get off, and it's not healthy . I see nothing wrong with having a child in late 30's or early 40's. Some of us didn't have the right person in our lives , or weren't ready for children earlier. Go for it!!

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This is a great thing! Here's hoping you continue to see more regularity as you near your goal. I'll be honest, taking one month to chart with a BBT and OPKs (basal body thermometer and ovulation predictor kits) might give you the reassurance that things are still working as expected and that conception won't be a huge issue once you're at goal.

Best of luck. You're making swift progress with your sleeve so far and doing a great job.

~Cheri

Thanks again Cheri. Funny you posted what you did because this month I am using Fertility Friend(BBT), OPKs , AND the Clearblue fertiltiy monitor! I want to try and get a handle on things and see where I'm at before getting pg. Funny thing is that I have a long history with my ex H of infertility issues. But with my DH now as soon as I lost 100 lbs (back in 2007) I got pregnant. So I'm hoping that losing this weight will do the trick. Thanks again for your input!

I'm 37, and getting sleeved Friday. I plan on trying to get pregnant next Summer, after my High School Reunion. We have a 2 year old, and I gained about 35 pounds with her during my pregnancy, on top of about 20 from working a desk job before that. I didn't want to get pregnant while I was already heavy, adding more fat on top of fat. I knew it would be so hard to get off, and it's not healthy . I see nothing wrong with having a child in late 30's or early 40's. Some of us didn't have the right person in our lives , or weren't ready for children earlier. Go for it!!

Thanks so much and good luck with your Sleeve!

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I'm 40, just sleeved last week & me and m boyfriend want 2 kids...... I know I should wait at least a year

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I had to sign papers I wouldn't get pregnant for at least one year after surgery. My sister in law had the full bypass then pregnant by accident a few weeks later at 38. She had many health issues and needed blood&iron infusions during pregnancy. Unable to sustain enough nutrition for two. Scary stuff.

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I'm 40 and just found out I'm pregnant. I'm seven months post op 20 pounds away from my goal weight. I have two boys 14 & 16 this definitely was not planned but I'm not unhappy about it. I'm freaking out about all the things that can go wrong. Praying that I will be able to give this baby all it,needs. So pray for me!!

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