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18 Mths Post & 5 Wks Pregnant -- Need Advice



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I really need advice from anyone in my situation. I am 18 mths post of VSG & recently found out I am 5 wks pregnant. I was told I am considered high risk due to having the VSG & my age.

I seen my doctor for the 1st time today, to discuss my options & he stated he wasn't ready to discuss a game plan that I am to come back in 2 wks for a follow up then we will discuss.

He stated for me NOT to take prenatal Vitamins & to currently keep eating as I have been. At my intake appointment last Thursday, they took 6 vials blood, then again today took another vial, & I am to go back in 48 hours for them to take another vial.

I really would like to carry this baby full term, but not prenatal Vitamins? How am I to have a safe pregnancy if I don't start right away?

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Uhm, you need a new doctor, You can have a safe preganancy with VSG!

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The way my doctor put it was that it was safer for me to be pregnant with the sleeve then it was for me to be pregnant and morbidly obese. I would check into a new dr maybe, if you had a nutritionist that you have met with prior to your surgery I would reach out to them.... They told me when I plan to have a second baby then they would work with me to help set up a nutrition plan catering to the babies needs. It is totally safe, there is a thread on here about woman that have gotten pregnant even 2 months out.... Try to search for it I know they will be very helpful!!! Congrats!

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It's jus so scary, he says he wants to make sure it's viable before committing to a plan. I thought that was strange, sure I see his point, but I'd rather start right away than not at all, and then be told because you act on it that's why lost the baby.

Can't talk to my husband as he does not want to become attached, so his belief right now is that I will miscarry. I will look for that thread, thanks.

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My friend had Vsg a year ago and is 5 months pregnant and doing well!! Find a new doctor!!

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I know it may seem scary but all the searches I had done prior to making my decision for surgery said to wait 12-18 mos post so you are fine on how long you waited. If someone were to miscarry I don't see the sleeve as being the reason. You are making better choices then before with eating habits and you already take Vitamins I'm sure.... I never took prenatals because they made me very sick so I took my normal Vitamin and added in a DHA supplement. So taking a vitamin cannot hurt. I think your dr is just worried because they are not knowledgable enough on the subject of WLS and pregnancy, they haven't had patients with the same issue. It will not make you high risk. You live a healthier lifestyle then most pregnant women. My 1st pregnancy I lived off taco bell, blts, and chipotle.... Ummmm not healthy at all. I was already 230 when I got pregnant and went up to 285 when I was induced!!! Talk about high risk!!!!

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What doctor told you not to take Vitamins? Was it your surgeon or an obgyn. You can go always get a second opinion.

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It was my OB/GYN who stated not to take prenatal vitamins, stated didn't want to change anything until he knew if this was a vital pregnancy or not. I would think no matter what things needs to change now that I am pregnant.

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Just a thought, my surgeon stated at one of the pre-op meetings that if any of the women were to become pregnant we should call his office and they can help us with our nutrition goals etc. Perhaps give your surgeon a call? As for the OB, i can't understand why they would be waiting to see if the pregnancy is viable...I'd seek a new doc.

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I know this post is a little old, but just wanted to see what happened with your pregnancy. I had vsg in July 2011 and am currently 24 weeks pregnant. It kind of surprised me that your doctor told you NOT to take a Multivitamin. Mine told me to definately try to take one (even though it initially made me very sick as I had terrible morning sickness in my first trimester). Wondering if you found another doc and if your pregnancy is progressing well.

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I just wanted to chime in, there are a few women on here that got pregnant very early out, 5 weeks - a few months, and were totally fine and had viable fetuses and normal pregnancies.

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Once I hit 8 weeks doc said to take flinestone Vitamins. However, I have been taking an adult chewable which seem to be ok and doc approved. I don't suffer from nauseau or anything from them. I am now 12 wks and baby is doing good. It's my health that's in question. In 08 I had major surgery which caused blood clots that went undiagnosed and due to that I suffered a stroke. My youngested will be 3 in December, and I had preclampsia (needing to hospitalized) she also was born with Pulmonary Value Stenosis. I have more health issues so I am listed as high risk and have had many series of blood test done. (Waiting on results) I think if I can get past this second trimester without the preclampsia I have not getting any worse baby and I will be ok. Thank you so much for checking in.

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I'm 5 months pregnant and will be 6 months post op on the 18th. I would say to start prenatal Vitamins immediately. They won't hurt u, whether the pregnancy is viable or not. Don't keep taking other vitamins tho. All has been well with my pregnancy. Down 71 pounds and baby girl is perfectly fine. Good luck to u.

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The only difference with my bariatric Vitamins v. The prenatal vitamins was the Omega 3s, the Iron and folic acid (which seems to be the most important) so I still take my bariatric vitamins because they have more, but I add more iron and folic acid.

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