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My surgeon said it doesn’t matter how long you wait, but you should lose the weight first because the main consequence may be a negative effect of weight loss, not on the pregnancy. So lose the weight, then get pregnant, it’s not necessarily a specific timeline.

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My endocrinologist who I see for PCOS recommended 12 months of weight stability. The reasoning behind this is that when you drop a lot of weight the body has evolved to think that there has been a reason such as drought or other disaster leading to a food shortage. This then impacts the baby not through the form of birth defects but impacts on long term metabolic outcomes because the child ‘thinks’ it’s being born into a environment with not enough food. I haven’t looked into this myself because it sounded logical and she talk about a lot of research!

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