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Hi Everyone,

I used to frequent the post-op sleeve forums daily but have gotten out of the habit. I'm now pregnant and over a year post op so I'd like to touch base with others going thru the same.

A little about myself:

Surgery Date: 11/14/2014

Current age: 31

Height: 5'6"

HW: 310

LW: 193

CW: 214

I am 17.5 weeks pregnant with my first child. I actually got pregnant about two weeks after my 1 year surgery anniversary. I had been on a great track for losing weight, but in august of 2015 we found out my gallbladder was full of stones and sludge. I had it removed on 8/31/2015. I had asked my bariatric surgeon (different than my gallbladder surgeon) if he would remove my gallbladder at the time of my original surgery but he said that was no longer a common practice. Had I know then what I know now, I would have requested a different surgeon. Apparently rapid weight loss causes gallstones. I knew that, but I didn't know it could do it past 6 months post op. Anyways.....the ordeal of having my gallbladder out brought me from my lowest weight of 193 to 199/201ish. I stayed there pretty much from September to December when I found out I was pregnant. I have gained 12 pounds since the day I discovered I was pregnant. That's partially due to my heavy workload that required me to sit at a desk 12 hours a day with a 45 minute drive each way (7 days a week for the next three weeks!). I am also struggling with low blood pressure. My OB insist I continue eating throughout the day because I have already had one fainting spell. I have not seen my bariatric surgeon as he is in another state from my home (I had been working away from home at the time of surgery). Other than that, my docs assure me I am quite healthy and I am expected to have a completely normal pregnancy. They are sending me for a consultation with maternal fetal medicine for high-risk pregnancies just to be prepared though.

Ok, there's my "quick" intro. We will find out on 4/4 if it is a boy or girl. I think it's a boy. I am not showing yet unless I suck in lol. I was able to wear a size 10 jeans before getting pregnant but I am in a size 14 maternity jean now. Thankfully what started out as additional weight on my butt has started gathering just in the baby bump area so hopefully soon I'll actually look pregnant and not go up anymore in pants size. I still try to eat healthy but I give in to the need for carbs occasionally and healthy fats. I eat yogurt, fruit, orange juice, meats (not deli), cheeses, and yes, even coffee. I usually have stuff like that throughout the day while I'm at work and then one healthy meal in the evening. I am still really restricted in the amount of food I can consume, so I have to make sure I make healthy choices.

I'm not sure what I'm looking for in posting all this or coming back to this site. Maybe just to touch base with others in a similar situation. Any advice or questions, I'd love to hear. Thanks for listening.

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I'm not pregnant, but I do have two little girls 1 & 2 years old. I'm very excited for you and your pregnancy. Congratulations!!! Is this your first? Once your kiddo starts crawling you'll be on your feet all day long chasing after (her or him) the baby. Eating can be tough. Have you been feeling hungrier more often? Before I got pregnant the first time I had lost almost 90 pounds from diet and exercise, then I gained 60 in my pregnancy. She was born, got pregnant again and gained another 15 pounds. So, after it was all said and done I was almost back up to my highest weight. Luckily for you, you had surgery before. So, you're sure to not gain like I did. Just take your prenatals and stay on track with your food. People will encourage you to eat "for two" and it's not really necessary because your little person is SO small you don't need to eat so much more, like I did.

Keep us posted on the sex, and enjoy every moment :)

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Eating for two is what they said for years and IMHO its a bad excuse for a pregnant woman to have food and overeat.

Just a bit of Old Lady advice...and you already have the right idea, eat proportionately and eat healthy!

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@@beachgurl84 how is your pregnancy coming along?? I am 15 weeks and have gained one pound only. I just found out two days ago I'm having a girl (I'm super happy) my stomach doesn't pregnant shape yet but it has grown some and it's hard. I had my sleeve on 12/21/13 I was 278 my lowest was 140 when I got pregnant I was 160 which I was happy with that because 140 I looked too thin. My pouch still restricts me so I snack a lot, mainly fruits yogurts and almonds. I had 3 gallbladder attacks now that I'm pregnant it was the worst thing ever. My doctor said rapid weight lost and pregnancy triggers it. I'll be getting a gallbladder ultrasound just to be safe. So so you look pregnant?I'm wondering if I don't because of the sleeve

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So I am 21 weeks pregnant and came back to this forum to see if I could find some going through the same thing... I was HW347 SW297 and the weight I was before I got pregnant was 207 my CW is 216 I didn't gain any weight during the first trimester but I have been slowly gaining about a pound a week the doctor says it is normal and that I should worry but I am freaking out cause I've come a long way and all I can think about is the weight I put on with my other pregnancies. I am trying to eat healthy and staying away from everything I ate with my other kids that was not healthy but cravings for me have been difficult and I feel like I am not eating enough. How much calories is a pregnant women that has had WLS suppose to eat anyways? My pregnancy is considered high risk and I have been placed on complete bed rest[emoji17] but the baby seems healthy so far and I am just taking it one day at a time.

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