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Hello! I have a few questions about having a baby after the gastric sleeve. When I have my sleeve, I will be at about 225 pounds to start, with a goal weight of 150-160. If I hit that goal weight earlier than a year, say like 6 months for example, then would it be ok to start trying for a baby then? Everything I have read says that you should wait to hit your goal weight, so it wouldn’t necessarily take a year to two years for everyone?

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Hello! I have a few questions about having a baby after the gastric sleeve. When I have my sleeve, I will be at about 225 pounds to start, with a goal weight of 150-160. If I hit that goal weight earlier than a year, say like 6 months for example, then would it be ok to start trying for a baby then? Everything I have read says that you should wait to hit your goal weight, so it wouldn’t necessarily take a year to two years for everyone?

Super interested to hear any responses you get on this. I’m likely to be about 200-205 on surgery day (I’m 211 now and 9 days out and I’ve been dropping pretty steadily with liquids only) my main motivation in pursuing WLS has been to start a family. I was told 18 months but that sounds SO long but I’m willing to do what it takes to have a healthy pregnancy. My ultimate goal would be 130-140 so we have the same weight loss goal. Good luck to you!

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I’ve actually had the surgery now and I’ve talked to my doctor about this. The first one or two months, it is dangerous to get pregnant because you are taking in so few calories. If you get pregnant after that, the issue is not safety as much as is it that your weight loss will stall. So, if you are close to your goal weight, you are good to go. My NUT also said that there are foods you can eat that are still healthy, but higher calorie. They know that I am about to be 38 so I can’t afford to wait two years. We will start trying this winter, which will be almost 8 months after my VSG.


Age: 37
Height: 5’6
Starting BMI: 37
VSG: 4/16/18
Starting Weight: 241
Surgery Weight: 229
Current Weight: 213 (17 days post op)
GW: 160
MFP: Fit4LifeAR

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