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I was wondering if any of you would be able to share some information with me regarding getting pregnant/pregnancy after a bypass (mgb or regular). I am so mentally ready to have a baby but all the unknowns are stressing me out!

1. Did you have to get cleared by your surgeon to start trying and if so, what did they check?
2. Did you work with a dietician to get the right nutrients/calories for yourself & your baby or did you figure it out yourself?
3. How much weight did you gain and did you lose it after?
4. Did you get followed up as a high risk pregnancy because of your bypass?
5. Did you have a caesarean because of your bypass?
6. Did you have complications related to your bypass?
7. Were there any effects on your baby related to your bypass?

Thanks already for answering any questions, I appreciate it so much 😊

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I was post menopausal for my bypass. Two of my friends had sleeves with the purpose of having good health and getting pregnant. They both had had issues with PICOS and “advanced age” , over 35. One got pregnant through IVF and had a healthy girl who was born deaf, but has warmly knitted our community closer by making us all learn sign language. The mother regained her weight, BUT the dad had bypass recently and is quickly regaining his health. This family also celebrated HIGHLY the adoption of a daughter prior to the birth. Isn’t that how it always happens? I’m going to say, build your family the way it happens and don’t worry about it. I knew a single guy who worried about never having kids of his own, and his sister and brother-in-law died from a freak plane accident leaving him with two nephews to raise!!!

The second mother successfully had her baby girl (she may be younger but I’m not going to ask) the “normal “ way. She did regain after the 3 yr mark, but quickly got back to track using hot yoga and a new business she started. Everybody retained their good health.

Isn’t this about health and creating family? It’s going to happen one way or another, watch and see, worrying won’t make it better. GBY

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By the way, my midwife said “Babies are parasites and will pull from you what they need. Just take your vitamins!”

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