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I am 33 years old, children are not in my immediate future (I know im pushing it but hey its 2021) maybe 35/36. How long did you wait after wls to get pregnant? Were there complications related to the surgery? THANKS!

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I've read that experts typically recommend postponing pregnancy until your weight stabilizes typically at least 12 to 18 months after surgery. Some experts recommend waiting longer.

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I’m almost 3 years post op and 17 weeks pregnant (it was an oops, did not plan to get pregnant but losing weight and getting healthy can apparently make someone who was never going to get pregnant, get pregnant).

Doctors are all much more concerned about my age (39) than my history of gastric bypass (way healthier now than I was 15 years ago), but I am seeing my bariatric surgeon regularly to ensure nutrient levels are good and adjust Vitamins. So far age and WLS history just means a bigger team of doctors involved and more appointments.

The only differences I’ve found between my experience and friends who haven’t had WLS is the insistence of seeing a Fetal Medicine doctor in conjunction with the OB (due to age and WLS) which has really just meant way more ultrasounds than normal, and I won’t be able to do the typical gestational diabetes testing (sugary drink and blood test) and will have to do two weeks of blood sugar monitoring (finger pricks, ick).

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