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I revised from lapband to RNY in July 2014. I ended up Preggo in October and had my son June of this year. Well I was pre-op for a tumor removal and found out I was Preggo AGAIN!! I didn't gain much weight with the first pregnancy and I'm trying not to gain again. I'm 40lbs from goal weight. Anyone have tips on how to keep weight gain at a minimum with baby #2

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In order to give birth to a healthy child, it is important to have some weight gain. When my wife and I went through Natural Childbirth classes 40 years ago, the nominal number was 35 pounds minimum at full term. My wife is short. She is 4' 11". At the time she became pregnant, she weighted around 95 pounds. At full term she had gained 52.5 pounds. She had no problem losing the weight with the first nor the second child. Both my children were born without any physical defects or mental retardation.

The directions for food during pregnancy are very similar to those for weight loss: Protein, and plenty of Vitamin C and stay away from unhealthy foods such as potato chips. And plenty of exercise.

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I think the recommendation is an increase of 300 kcals. But these should be healthy things, obviously. So you really don't need much extra.

Since you're already starting with some extra weight, I think they would probably only recommend a 15-20 lbs gain over the course of your pregnancy. But, just talk to your OB and visit your bariatric nutriotionist. They will probably have suggestions of what to eat for those extra calories.

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Talk with your Bari doc and OB. As long as you are getting in the healthy nurturance and your baby is growing it should be fine. I have also been told it is only a 300 cal increase. but reach out to your team and let them guide you.

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I too gained almost nothing 5 months out and pregnant.

This last pregnancy I gained 50 pounds and wanted to cry.

WLS 6/12

Baby born 9/13

Baby born 10/15

She is 11 weeks. I have 30 pounds to go.

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