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Hi Everyone!

I'm feeling motivated to give an update on my pregnancy. At 17 weeks, I have determined that my nausea and discomfort after eating sweet foods is in fact dumping and not morning sickness. I was confused by this because I had not attempted to eat sweet foods prior to my positive pregnancy test - which I was already 7/8 weeks before the morning sickness that I was experiencing at night (minus sweets) registered as possible pregnancy. My surgery was March 8, 2022 and my LMP was July 11, 2022.

So far, I have gained 7 pounds and I feel good about this number but I would be lying to you if there wasn't a mental aspect to seeing the scale moving in the opposite direction that I have worked so hard to get down. I understand this is mostly just baby and all that being pregnant entails - but it's still a battle field. For my last pregnancy, which ended in loss at 26 weeks, I had gained approximately 40lbs by this stage.

I am listening to my body and eating when I need to eat. I'm surprised at how easy it has become for me to hit my Protein goals, I guess I have just found what works for me. The calorie goals follow naturally if I hit my protein goals. I still have to be careful to not over indulge in unhealthy options or give in to my cravings when they occur. I realize that if I just eat something (preferably within my macros) when I'm feeling that craving, it usually removes the hunger and the craving at the same time. I still have great restriction and I'm thankful for that - though my eyes and head often have me order way too much when eating out. I always have left overs that I don't always eat after taking it home.

My pregnancy is moving along with no issues so far (knock wood). I have experienced some much loathed Constipation and as a result have been incorporating Metamucil throughout the day and a meager portion of high Fiber Cereal each morning to counter act this. The doctor said Milk of Mag was too strong to take. I'm still on daily Iron which hasn't helped this issue one bit, but I'm sure is helping baby.

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Just for a little update, I’m almost 1 year post op and about 34 weeks pregnant. I had lost a few pounds during my first trimester and so from my actual starting weight when I found out I was pregnant, I still have only gained about 20lbs (I was close to goal weight when I found out I was pregnant, 185lbs at 5’11).
I am finding that I cant each as much as I have been the closer I get to my due date as I am out of space.
My blood pressure has been consistently low, 110/70 and he is measuring in the 44th percentile.

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Baby is here and healthy. He’s perfect!

All the sickness I had experienced during pregnancy and thought was dumping or surgery related seems to be mostly just from the pregnancy and not the surgery.

I had an extremely uncomplicated pregnancy and birth.

Good luck to anyone navigating pregnancy after wls! You’ve got this.

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