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it's supposedly a lot easier to get pregnant post-surgery. This didn't apply to me since I was post-menopausal when I had surgery, but I think they recommended using two forms of birth control for the first few months since it'll be a lot easier to get pregnant.

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Yep, your fertility often increases whike you are losing weight. Estrogen is stored in your fat & as you lose weight it is released into your bloodstream causing an estrogen surge. Many surgeons recommend trying not to fall pregnant while losing so you can gain optimal benefits if the surgery hence the advice to double down on your contraceptives. Of course it is your choice whether you try to fall pregnant & sometimes things are meant to be.

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