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OMG! I got sleeved April 18 of this year and this past Friday October 28th I found out I’m 6 weeks pregnant😳🙌🏾🥰🥲

Guys, I’ve been with my husband for 12 years, married for 8. We have been trying to conceive for 7 years now. I was diagnosed with PCOS from a very early age and never had regular periods. We started fertility treatments in 2016, got pregnant via IUI 2017 and miscarried 1 month later. I was devastated and waited 3 years later to try again. Unfortunately I had to get uterine polyps removed that year and had to wait. Fast forward to 2021 where we started again and was told both tubes are blocked and we would have to do IVF but had to lose a significant amount of weight to be below the max BMI to do it. That is when I decided to get sleeved.

It’s now Jan 2022, I started researching Dr’s, found one in February and we started the entire process. Surgery was a success, lost 86lbs reached my goal weight about 3 weeks ago and then BOOM this.

Guys I’m so scared! I’ve read horrow stories of complications and etc. I do want to be excited for this miracle but I also feel like what if?

Please share your stories with me, share any encouraging words, anything guys. I have waited what seems like a lifetime for this moment, for this blessing, for this miracle and I want to enjoy every single moment of it!

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Congratulations!!!! My sister was sleeved September 2021 and got pregnant for the first time 7 months post surgery with twins!!! She due late January 2023 and she's doing ok. Her doctor wasn't happy but she's healthy and gained only 15 lbs. Im so happy for you. ❤ I pray for a healthy pregnancy 🙏

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Congratulations!
I’m 16 weeks pregnant. Have only gained 5lbs so far - bypass was Mar 8 this year. Feel free to ask me any questions you might have.

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First of all congratulations!! You say you’ve read stories of complications do you mean just because you are post sleeve?? I think you are far enough out now that you can eat plenty to nourish you both. I have heard of several people on here who have become pregnant even sooner post surgery and they have all had good updates as far as I have seen. I’m sure you will be considered higher risk but that just means they watch you even closer (and more chances to see the baby) so not necessarily a bad thing. I do suggest a nutritionist be part of your plan to help keep you on track to meet both of your needs without too much regain. Maybe even a phone call to your team to see if they have any advice or suggestions. And of course you will want to see the OB asap. If you haven’t already, try a search of pregnancy on here. I’m pretty sure there are a couple women who are pregnant right now. I’m sure they will have some of the best advice.

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Congrats!

Like you said, there are definitely some things that make your pregnancy higher risk, but in other ways, you are actually in a much better place. For example, you're much less likely now to end up with gestational diabetes.

You probably already know this, but the things your doctors will be most concerned about will be your ability to eat enough, as well as the potential for Vitamin and mineral deficiencies. These can all be overcome with your doctors help.

If it's available to you, going to a multidisciplinary hospital system where they have more experience with pregnancy post gastric sleeve would be a good idea. In most states, this would be large teaching hospitals or the like. Maybe talk to your bariatric surgeon for an OB referral to someone with experience with post WLS pregnancy?

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Congratulations! 😀

I will say, my doctor warned all of us ladies that we would be way more fertile after surgery. I guess it is true...lol!!!!

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Congrats!!!!!! I had a pcos diagnoses in my early teens then got diabetes in 2021 and decided the bypass would be the way to go. I have one child but couldn’t get pregnant on my own, my son was conceived after a very traumatic surgery I had in 2015 (my blessing) I was bypassed dec 6 2021 and October 8 2022 got a positive pregnancy test! Had my first ultrasound last week and it’s beautiful! There is hope! Congratulations!!!!

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