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Hello. I just found out this Easter that I am pregnant 5 months after VSG surgery (SURGERY date 11/15/2021). I am excited but at the same time I am very nervous as I'm older and I have no idea how this pregnancy will go now that I've had VSG surgery. I know we are supposed to wait until 1 year after surgery to get pregnant but I did not believe it would be possible to get pregnant so quick as we had been trying for the past 6 years and nothing. I have/had PCOS and that was the reason we couldn't get pregnant. Anyone else been through this at around this timeframe after VSG surgery. Any tips would be appreciated.

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I have seen people on here post that they got pregnant just a few weeks after sleeve surgery. If you go into the search bar and type in pregnant. you can find all the post with that topic. Would probably help you out a lot

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thank you. I will make sure to search this up.

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11 hours ago, LettyVSG said:

Hello. I just found out this Easter that I am pregnant 5 months after VSG surgery (SURGERY date 11/15/2021). I am excited but at the same time I am very nervous as I'm older and I have no idea how this pregnancy will go now that I've had VSG surgery. I know we are supposed to wait until 1 year after surgery to get pregnant but I did not believe it would be possible to get pregnant so quick as we had been trying for the past 6 years and nothing. I have/had PCOS and that was the reason we couldn't get pregnant. Anyone else been through this at around this timeframe after VSG surgery. Any tips would be appreciated.

This actually scares me lol Your post could literally have been written by me, and I'm NOT trying to get pregnant after surgery.

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Congratulations. Such wonderful news after your struggles.

Pregnancy seems to be quite common after WLS. All the hormones flooding your body make you extra fertile. Likely why some surgeons recommend doubling up on contraception for a while.

Have you spoken with your dietician? They’ll be able to advise on the small changes you’ll need to make to your eating plan. You’ll also find that you don’t have to add that many additional calories to your diet so your weight loss won’t be compromised just delayed with your pregnancy. I’ve read you slowly increase to only 200-300 extra calories by the third trimester. That old ‘eating for two’ was just an excuse for people to overeat. It may be different for as you’re on a fairly low calorie diet now. And you’re already eating a much healthier & more balanced diet which will be benefitting your baby.

All the best.

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Amazing - congratulations!!! I don't have any wisdom to offer (too old to have had to research any of this, LOL) but after six years you must be absolutely over the moon. I understand your trepidation but I hope if you talk it through with your surgical team they'll be able to reassure you. I hope everything goes really well for you :230_hatched_chick:

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I don’t have any advice to offer either but wanted to say congratulations. You already have the best team in place to help you make the best food choices for you and baby. Just be sure to stay in close contact with them and you should be fine. Best of luck to you.

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Thank you to everyone. I am scheduled this week for our first ultrasound. Hopefully we get to hear the heartbeat and get to see baby. As for my nutritionist I have an appointment this Friday in which I will talk to her and ask if there is anything different I need to be eating. I am currently taking all my Vitamins daily plus my prenatal Vitamin. I've also been keeping up with my Water intake daily as well as follow my health diet including 70g of Protein a day. Calorie intake has been at around 1000 calories but I know that the nutritionist wants me to go up to 1200 calories. It's just a little difficult for me at this time as I feel so nauseas at this stage in the pregnancy. Fairlife chocolate Protein Shake has been a life saver as I can drink that slowly and that covers 30g of protein for my day. I will try to keep everyone updated on my experience. Thank you all once again and happy mother's day to all the lovely moms. :)

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