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Hi all!

I had Sleeve surgery 1.5 years ago and I lost 120lbs and hit my goal weight! Wahoo! I'm now maintaining. I have a child already that I had before surgery but I'm finding myself wanting one more. I love being able to move, play with my current child as I couldn't do this before.

I'm VERY nervous that I will gain all my weight back that I worked so hard to get off. Or that my nutrients will be low ( I have to eat a Multivitamin very very slowly because the Iron makes me sick). I feel more confident than I have in years. I love the idea of two children but I do not want to risk my health..

Has anyone had a child 2-3 years out from surgery and not gained their weight back?Even if you gained 20 lbs were you able to get it back off??

I really appreciate the advice!

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It's understandable that you have concerns about the possibility of gaining weight after having another child, especially after working hard to lose weight and reach your goal. However, it's important to remember that every person's experience is different and it's hard to predict how your body will respond during and after pregnancy.

It's essential to have open and honest communication with your doctor and/or bariatric team before getting pregnant, they can help you establish a plan to ensure that you are getting all the necessary nutrients during your pregnancy and to help you set realistic expectations. They can also provide you with guidance on how to maintain your weight after giving birth.

It's also important to remember that weight loss is a journey and it's not uncommon to experience some weight fluctuations. Even if you gain some weight during pregnancy, it's possible to lose it again with a healthy diet and exercise after giving birth.

Keep in mind that your weight loss journey does not end after surgery, it's a lifestyle change that requires maintenance, and it's important to be prepared for that.

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First, congratulations on your WL!

I don't know from experience. But, I see many women on these forums and FB that have had babies post-op and barely gained any weight and others who have lose it. I see a lot about them going back to the basics once they have the baby. I would agree, open conversation with your surgeon and Dietician would go a long way here.

Best of luck!

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Don’t be scared, I’m currently pregnant.
1.8yr op gastric sleeve.
I’m currently 5 months pregnant (almost 6) and I have gained 5 pounds in total. Baby is healthy and everything is working perfectly. I have 3-1/2 more months to go, I’m eating healthy, walking, drinking lots of Water and no sugar. If you do things right everything will be fine.

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