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Hello, I am currently 4 months out and have done this surgery because I was told I was too big to get pregnant.... I was 420 now 345 when do you think my husband and I could/should start trying. My doctor said not at all which I am confused about because he knew that was the main reason for me to lose weight!

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They may mean to wait until you are closer to or at goal so not while you’re losing. Pregnancy does put a lot of stress on your body & many put on a lot of weight too. Maybe your surgeon thinks you’re still not healthy enough yet. Worth asking them for their reasoning behind the advice.

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agree, most surgeons say a year at least

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I am surprised this wasn't brought up during any of your pre-Op appointments since most bariatric programs strictly recommend not getting pregnant at least until a year or two post-Op.

My program recommends no pregnancy until 18 months out and they make sure patients are on double control protection if sexually active.

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Like everybody else said, a year is usually the benchmark and as you as closer to goal.

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At 345 you would be a super high risk OB patient. You don't want that. It might put you on bed rest early in the pregnancy or preeclampsia. Or any other of the many possible complications.

You want to be as close to a normal BMI as possible, to lessen complications to you and your baby. I agree with the others that said to wait. This is a conversation you should have with your surgeon.

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I agree with the above posters. You will want to be as healthy as possible to raise the wonderful children you will have. Also, congratulations on your current weight loss!

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My practice is very clear that pregnancy should be avoided for 18 months. Did you ask the surgeon what timing they prefer? My recommendation would be to ask them what they recommend in terms of a waiting period.

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I strongly suggest waiting until the 18 month mark before even trying to get pregnant. Its great that you have lost weight so far, but once you are pregnant your weight loss will be put on hold and chances are you will never get back on track. The first 12-24 months are the prime time for losing weight with these surgeries and trying to grow a life inside you is draining!

Unfortunately, I know this first hand. I had a lap band placed in August 2017 and delivered my first child in January 2019. He was basically conceived around the 9 month mark. I don't recommend it.


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Ohhh I know how you feel, I have baby fever too!! It’s so hard having to wait when you already feel so much better, top that with seeing cute kiddos everywhere..
I was told 18 months as well and am counting down. 12 months to go 🥰

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