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Hi all, I've been on BariatricPal for a few years now, on and off. Came back looking for advice or similar stories. I had my VSG done on 7/6/17. I am currently 5w5d pregnant, I was pregnant up until 15 weeks last year and then miscarried (that was my second). My first appointment with my OB was yesterday and she referred me to a MFM for my care between the recent surgery and the 2 miscarriages she is afraid to take me on without supervision of a high risk specialist. Anyone else have a pregnancy so soon after WLS? Did you have any major complications? any advice? how was your eating during pregnancy?

This was UNPLANNED and UNEXPECTED, but nonetheless we are excited and praying all goes well. I don't think hubby and I could handle another loss

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Well I wish I had experience with pregnancies after surgery- my kids are older- but I wanted to be the first one to say CONGRATULATIONS! We too lost several babies so I totally understand your trepidation - but you'll be great! This time's the charm! Congrats!


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*Fingers crossed* for you.

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Thank you both for you kind words :)

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Thank you! So far so good. I'm almost 9 weeks.

My dietician and High risk OB doctor are working together for my care. They have me continuing with my bariatric Vitamins (when i can keep them down) with a separate folic acid supplement. I have lost 15 lbs since finding out about the pregnancy as morning (and noon, and night) sickness is kicking my butt. Other than that the doctors think all should go well. Surprisingly my surgeon congratulated me instead of lecturing me which was a relief! I was terrified to tell him but he was happy for my husband and I. This will be my rainbow baby after 2 losses so fingers and toes crossed it works out well for me and baby both!

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Thank you! So far so good. I'm almost 9 weeks.
My dietician and High risk OB doctor are working together for my care. They have me continuing with my bariatric Vitamins (when i can keep them down) with a separate folic acid supplement. I have lost 15 lbs since finding out about the pregnancy as morning (and noon, and night) sickness is kicking my butt. Other than that the doctors think all should go well. Surprisingly my surgeon congratulated me instead of lecturing me which was a relief! I was terrified to tell him but he was happy for my husband and I. This will be my rainbow baby after 2 losses so fingers and toes crossed it works out well for me and baby both!

Good luck with everything love, and keep us all updated 🧡


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How's your pregnancy going so far? I am barely 5months post-op sleeve, and just found out I am 9weeks pregnant. How are you and how is your pregnancy going?

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23 minutes ago, bnturner3 said:

How's your pregnancy going so far? I am barely 5months post-op sleeve, and just found out I am 9weeks pregnant. How are you and how is your pregnancy going?

Pregnancy is going well. I’m 23 weeks and baby is doing well. I lost about 15lbs in the beginning of pregnancy from morning sickness and haven’t gained any back yet. I’m finally not puking all the time. I do give into some of the cravings but try to do well. I’d say I’m happy so far since the only thing growing is my tummy. Lots of doctors since I’m high risk and ready to get this pregnancy over with lol. Best of luck to you and baby!

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Pregnancy is going well. I’m 23 weeks and baby is doing well. I lost about 15lbs in the beginning of pregnancy from morning sickness and haven’t gained any back yet. I’m finally not puking all the time. I do give into some of the cravings but try to do well. I’d say I’m happy so far since the only thing growing is my tummy. Lots of doctors since I’m high risk and ready to get this pregnancy over with lol. Best of luck to you and baby!


I wonder: does them labeling you as “high risk” effect your chances at having a natural birth? Have they spoken to you about your birthing choices?


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Thank god! I'm so scared as this will be my first born and not nearly enough time post op. Im struggling with the idea of gaining weight and failing my sleeve. But I'm also excited about the baby.

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21 minutes ago, Shesl0singit said:


I wonder: does them labeling you as “high risk” effect your chances at having a natural birth? Have they spoken to you about your birthing choices?

They gave me the option for birth. I had a csection with my first. But was told this was my choice for this one and I chose a scheduled csection so I can tie my tubes too

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1 hour ago, bnturner3 said:

Thank god! I'm so scared as this will be my first born and not nearly enough time post op. Im struggling with the idea of gaining weight and failing my sleeve. But I'm also excited about the baby.

I would suggest talking to your nutritionist if you haven’t already. My Doc told me Baby will take all the nutrients she needs from my reserves and should be ok. Just really listen to your body. You can always get back on track after Baby comes just take it a day at a time

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I had my VSG on 3/1/17 and found out I was pregnant on 6/15/17..I was 6 wks and 6 days along. This was my first pregnancy and we were thought to never have children. 8 years of no birth control and fertility treatments early on. This was also not planned and not thought to even be possible.

Pregnancy went well. I lost about 22 lbs in the 1st tri but developed gestational diabetes so gained 12 lbs back with how big baby was and the extra amniotic Fluid. I would have done a vaginal birth however he was breech so had to do a c section. He is now 7 weeks old 💙💙.

I am down 66 lbs now even with the pregnancy. I was all baby. I think the pregancy went relatively well considering being so soon post op. I'm 37 so I also did MFM for soft markers on US at 21 weeks.

Good luck to you on your journey. Truly these are miracle babies for us.

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