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Okay so I had surgery in august 2021 and just had my iud taken out last month due to weird and irregular bleeding. My ob said if I was to fall pregnant it would be 6-9 months from now due to hormones balancing out. My period is a week late and took a pregnancy test and it’s positive .. the line is kinda faint so idk for sure but my weight also seems to have stabilized ?? I haven’t lost any weight since February im fluctuating between 180-183 weekly but that’s it. I’ve seen horror stories where people have been pregnant and their surgeon was rude about it because they weren’t a year out yet. I’m kinda afraid to tell them.. help

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2 minutes ago, Umidk23 said:

Okay so I had surgery in august 2021 and just had my iud taken out last month due to weird and irregular bleeding. My ob said if I was to fall pregnant it would be 6-9 months from now due to hormones balancing out. My period is a week late and took a pregnancy test and it’s positive .. the line is kinda faint so idk for sure but my weight also seems to have stabilized ?? I haven’t lost any weight since February im fluctuating between 180-183 weekly but that’s it. I’ve seen horror stories where people have been pregnant and their surgeon was rude about it because they weren’t a year out yet. I’m kinda afraid to tell them.. help

I think the most important ones to see right now are the OB for a blood test and then your nutritionist if you are indeed pregnant. But it’s best to find out asap so that you can speak to your nutritionist and learn what changes you would need to make to your diet right away. Don’t worry about telling the surgeon though, if they are rude who cares. It’s not like you did this on purpose. You were told by another doctor that you were fine. Stuff happens.

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10 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

I think the most important ones to see right now are the OB for a blood test and then your nutritionist if you are indeed pregnant. But it’s best to find out asap so that you can speak to your nutritionist and learn what changes you would need to make to your diet right away. Don’t worry about telling the surgeon though, if they are rude who cares. It’s not like you did this on purpose. You were told by another doctor that you were fine. Stuff happens.

Thank you for that im going to reach out to my OB now.

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ive seen people on here say they got pregnant just weeks after surgery. you may be able to find those post if you type in pregnant in the search bar of the forum

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First, congratulations on your pregnancy. I agree with the advice of speaking to your dietician about adjustments to your diet (though you may be surprised at how few changes you need to make - you’re not eating for two adults but you & a tiny baby)

I’m surprised your OB removed your IUD & obviously didn’t recommend alternative means of contraception saying you won’t fall pregnant for several months. Women experience a hormonal flush from the excess oestrogen which is stored in their fat being released as they lose weight. It’s why women experience erratic, heavier, lighter, more or less frequent menstrual cycles & mid cycle spotting during this time. It likely wasn’t your IUD causing the weird bleeding but your weight loss. The flush tends to make you more fertile too & is why many surgeons recommend doubling down on your contraception until your weight stabilises. Pregnancies, while losing are quite common.

Make sure your surgeon knows the advice given to you by your OB who you thought would know more about your reproductive cycle.

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