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My surgeon is two hours away, so the doctor at that office is not my PCP. She told me I had to wait 2-3 years after surgery before getting pregnant because if it was any sooner, it will end in a miscarriage or severe birth defects. I think that this doctor is full of interesting "facts" on a lot of things, so I asked my PCP and Gyno about it and they both said 12 months-ish. No real worries if it happens a little before that point.

So my question is, how long after surgery did you all get pregnant? Did you have any problems because of the surgery? Thanks for all your help!

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My surgeon suggested 12 months just so that everything has time to heal completely. My family physician said he's had lots of patients who got pregnant just months after surgery and there were no complications. I think waiting 2-3 years is a little excessive.

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Thank you! I thought that as well, I really dislike the doctor they assigned me at the surgery center. She seems to not have a lot of correct info. [emoji53]

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My surgeon advised 2 years. You give your body time to lose weight and are able to get enough nutrients and food for you and the bambino. I'm sure earlier is not as catastrophic as your Dr indicated (probably a scare tactic).

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I was 2 weeks post op when I got pregnant... 20 weeks pregnant now and so far all is going great.. the hardest part is really learning my sleeve and what my body can handle but baby seems to be handling it all wonderfully

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I was 2 weeks post op when I got pregnant... 20 weeks pregnant now and so far all is going great.. the hardest part is really learning my sleeve and what my body can handle but baby seems to be handling it all wonderfully

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I'm 5.5 months post-op and about 98% sure I'm pregnant. Do you mind sharing how your surgeon reacted? Mine recommended waiting 12-18 months before trying to conceive, and he is very strict...I'm a bit terrified of his reaction, to be honest.

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I was around 11 months post op. I will be 25 weeks Tuesday with a so far perfect little boy.

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I was 2 weeks post op when I got pregnant... 20 weeks pregnant now and so far all is going great.. the hardest part is really learning my sleeve and what my body can handle but baby seems to be handling it all wonderfully

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I'm 5.5 months post-op and about 98% sure I'm pregnant. Do you mind sharing how your surgeon reacted? Mine recommended waiting 12-18 months before trying to conceive, and he is very strict...I'm a bit terrified of his reaction, to be honest.

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I hope it has all gone well.. my surgeon really had no reaction at all, just told me to make sure I was closely followed by nutrition.. 25 weeks now and baby girl and I are both doing great.. the healthiest pregnancy I have ever had!

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I had surgery 3 years ago (gastric sleeve) and had a baby one year ago now. During pregnancy, for the first trimester, I couldn't eat much but thereafter I ended up gaining 30 pounds which have been so hard to loose. In part is because I can eat a whole lot more since my pouch has stretched...

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Any suggestions?

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@@Rosi10 Try doing the 5 day pouch reset - nothing to be scared about there - it's just going back to your eating plan immediately post-op.

I haven't heard of pouch reset before.

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My surgeon said ideally to wait 18 months post-op to get pregnant, but that 12 months was ok.

I got pregnant about a year and 11 months after my surgery.

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