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I have an 18-month old son and would like to have another child before getting sleeved. My husband and I had no issues conceiving the first go 'round due to well-managed PCOS, but this time we are probably going to turn to Clomid to assist in conceiving because I am not menstruating/ovulating on my own. Ideally I'll get pregnant this summer and have our second baby early next spring. I don't want to have the surgery first because I want our kids closer in age and am not willing to wait the recommended 18 months after surgery to get pregnant.

How long should I wait after giving birth before pursuing the surgery? Is there anything I can do now, even before we conceive, to get the ball rolling or make it easier to get the surgery down the road?

Any thoughts are appreciated!

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How long have you been trying or monitoring your ovulation ? I have pcos and have not ovulated in more than a year. This is the main reason why i decided to do my surgery. I would recommend seeing a fertility specialist and seeing what are your options.

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Sorry I can't answer your question, but I will say, I went through a similar decision making process. I started looking into surgery when my son was 8 months or so, and I had ballooned to my heaviest weight. I wanted my kids to be close together too, but being pregnant with a starting weight of 200 pounds (at 5'3") was rough, I couldn't imagine doing it at the nearly 250 I had reached. I decided a healthy pregnancy and being a healthy mom was more important than having my kids close together. It was not an easy decision, I wanted another baby ASAP.

My son will be two in July, and the end of August marks 12 months post-op. We plan to start trying this winter. I'm just under 20 pounds from goal (100+ pounds gone), and I want to get as close as I can to goal, and give my body some time to maintain. Now that I can actually keep up with my toddler, I'm so glad I made the decision I did. I'm a better mom. I'm a little sad my kiddos will be 3-4 years apart, but it really was the right choice for me.

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