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Hi all. Just looking for advice. I will be 18 months post-op from gastric bypass and maintaining around 180. I am looking to get pregnant soon. I got back in touch with my program and PCP and they all seem a little clueless about what I need to do to have a successful pregnancy. Can anyone who had a healthy pregnant post RNY share their Vitamin regime? Anything else you did that was different than a non weight loss surgery pregnancy??

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Please contact your bariatric surgeon. This is super important for your baby's health, so please don't guess. If I were getting pregnant after surgery, I would be sure to have my Vitamin and minerals blood tests done with my bariatric surgeon... to make sure I'm not deficient before getting pregnant. In particular, I would be concerned about Iron levels. Getting professional advice about pregnancy nutrion and supplements from people who understand bariatric surgery is super important. Best wishes on expanding your family!

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With Kaiser we have no contact with our surgeon after we are two weeks out from surgery. We are only seen from then on by our PCP and the dietician. That’s why I am reaching out here. My PCP has no experience treating RNY patients.

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I am 32 weeks pregnant and so far everything is ok. Baby’s birth weight is low but still above the 10th percentile. I had to up all Vitamins especially iron! Only difference is the amount of appointments and support team you have. Anyone who is pregnant after wls is considered high risk. So they monitor very closely.

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I am currently pregnant after RNY 12 months post op. My on told me to stop taking my bariatric Vitamin due to the excessive amounts of Vitamin A and start taking a prenatal Vitamin and a Multivitamin and to make sure I am getting enough Protein, Calcium, Iron and Water. Bc of the bypass I am a high risk so they are going to be watching the baby close but they at this point have no concerns. She said the baby will get what it needs from you regardless but it’s super important to take care of yourself especially where Calcium is concerned because it’ll take its toll on your bones. Good luck!

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On 11/14/2022 at 8:31 AM, Mandalynn7485 said:

I am currently pregnant after RNY 12 months post op. My on told me to stop taking my bariatric Vitamin due to the excessive amounts of Vitamin A and start taking a prenatal Vitamin and a Multivitamin and to make sure I am getting enough Protein, Calcium, Iron and Water. Bc of the bypass I am a high risk so they are going to be watching the baby close but they at this point have no concerns. She said the baby will get what it needs from you regardless but it’s super important to take care of yourself especially where Calcium is concerned because it’ll take its toll on your bones. Good luck!

Prenatal and a regular Multivitamin? ! Just trying to get all the info before I am down the route of planning a pregnancy.

I hope you have had a successful pregnancy without any complications!

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Contact an OB/GYN and search for one that is familiar with pregnancy post WLS. I would think that this would be considered a high risk pregnancy just because of the nature of having WLS. The baby will take what it needs, but that could leave you vulnerable and deficient in essential nutrients. Best of luck with everything.

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Contact an OB/GYN and search for one that is familiar with pregnancy post WLS. I would think that this would be considered a high risk pregnancy just because of the nature of having WLS. The baby will take what it needs, but that could leave you vulnerable and deficient in essential nutrients. Best of luck with everything.

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