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How much did you gain w/ band & baby?



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I would not even BE pregnant if I hadn't gotten the lapband in the first place!

me neither ... i thank my band every day for SO much ... now i add the baby to the list. :redface:

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mypov -- I'm 30 weeks now, and I'm up almost 17lbs. Don't feel bad! I gained most of it in the 2nd tri, but things have really slowed down now. My restriction has come back and I don't have much of an appetite. I'm getting regular ultrasounds and baby is growing like gangbusters, so all is well. I'm sure I'll gain a few more in this last tri too.

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I ended up gaining 8 pounds. I had hyperemesis causing me to loose significantly early on. I did have a complete unfill at 10 weeks, because of the morning sickness. My surgeon wouldn't even hear of a fill after the baby because I was breastfeeding, so needless to say I found some weight I had lost pre-baby. At 6 months postpartum when we were finished breastfeeding he started with fills again. I am starting to get back on track now.

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I had my baby in May and gained 32lbs. Prior to pregnany I weighed 135lbs...Before the band I weighed 260lbs...I am now in the process of trying to lose the pregnancy weight.

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I am 12 weeks pregnant, due 02/03/2009. I had surgey on 06/04/2007 and lost over 100 lbs. I have now gained back 25 already! They say you can't lose during pregnancy, but I can't be as large as a house again and my band is completely unfilled. What can I do? (PS. My gastric doctor's dietician doesn't return phone calls to post-op patients either, apparently!)

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Expecting #1...Why is your band completely unfilled. I did not completely unfill. I actually unfilled slowly as I progressed into the pregnancy...I wanted to make sure I was eating enough and getting nutrients to the baby without overeating.

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It was the doctor's desicion to completely unfill me. I don't know why, but they did it at 5 weeks. Now I am gaining uncontrollably. I haven't been eating the best foods, but I honestly don't think I've been eating poorly enough to gain THIS much!!

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expecting - call your OB, she what THEY say about a fill. my OB said it was completely up to me. i got 1/2 unfilled, i'm eating like a house, so im going in for a slight fill Tuesday.

if your OB OK's it, go in for a fill. maybe 1/2 what you had before??

good luck.

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THAT IS SO INSPIRING!!!! GOOD JOB:thumbup:

I got pregnant 3 months post op and I gained 23 pounds. I too had gained 70+ pounds with my first baby. I lost every bit of my weight within a week. I had my baby on Tuesday and wore my favorite (pre-pregnancy) church outfit that Sunday. My family couldn't believe it they kept telling me "don't get your hopes up, well you have done good..I would not be disappointed if you're unable to fit into it". I was so extreamly happy. I wow'd them all. I love my band.

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I have type 2 diabetes so I was extra careful about when and what I ate whilst pregnant and I lost 2 and a half stone (35lb) when I had my son last year (gained about 7lb last month and lost right after delivery). In the year since then I've put it all back on :teeth_smile: and that has been one of the deciding factors in getting my band. Still 5 months til I can afford the op but I'd rather delay a second baby and have a healthier pregnancy than have a second soon and have to endure 8 months of insulin injections and the worry that everytime I fall off the wagon my baby is at risk.

But the point of my ramble - u can safely lost a lot of weight when pregnant without harming your baby, or yourself.

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Wow, congrats on EVERYTHING. I was banded 2 yrs ago, only lost 80 lbs in 2 yrs and then had to be rebanded due to slippage. I had the new band in March/April of this year an have not lost a single freaking lb. I am now pregnant! I am so excited but so scared to gain weight. PLease keep me updated!!!

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I have now gained 17 lbs since being pregnant and am 37 weeks and 5 days. They are going to induce the baby on Monday! Woohoo! I am anxious to see how much weight comes off. I was never completed filled to my "sweet spot." In fact, I had only had my very first fill before I got pregnant. My dr will do a fill a week after baby is born, unfortunately, I can't afford it right away. They don't bill my insurance and charge $300 each time. Too pricey for me right after a baby. Only $125 for a fill without X-ray. Anyhow, I am excited about not gaining so much and still having my band afterwards. I am just worried that I stretched out my pouch and get in trouble with the dr. when I do go in for a fill. Has anyone breastfed and still gone in for fills? Did it hinder your milk supply at all?

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