Pregnancy after sleeve
on 6/9/10 6:16 am
One of the reason I chose the sleeve is because DH and I plan to have another baby in the future (although after having twins, we may put it off a few more years) and my OB/GYN (who is well versed in WLS) felt that VSG carried the least risk since there is no malabsorption of nutrients (both macro and micronutrients).
There are many women who have had WLS and go on to have healthy babies- in fact there is research out there that suggests the babies born to moms who have had WLS are healthier than babies born to obese moms.
on 6/9/10 6:31 am
For me, I refused to get pregnant weighing 270lbs. I had the band first to avoid malabsorption, then revised to the sleeve due to band complications. I'm a year out, and have been cleared to TTC. I know it's recommended by most surgeons to wait longer, but there are specific reasons why we are trying now. It's not ideal to get pregnant early out, but many WLS patients accidentally get pregnant and deliver healthy, thriving babies.
My guidelines are to take my vitamins religiously, eat a balanced, healthy, nutrient-filled diet daily, and to have my labs monitored closely. I am no longer in the losing stage so ketosis is not a concern. The baby will take what it needs from what I eat, and what I have stored. I'll need to ensure that I keep my body healthy during the pregnancy.
SW 270lbs GW 150lbs CW Losing Pregancy Weight Maintenance goal W 125-130lbs
I started at 324lbs and a size 26. After losing 100 lbs, I became pregnant with my first daughter, who was born in March 2011. My second daughter was born in September 2013. I have maintained a healthy lifestyle and now hover around 160lbs. I would like to get back to the 140lbs before I became pregnant with my second daughter. The sleeve literally gave me LIFE - two beautiful, healthy little girls. My husband had his VSG with Dr. Marema on 10/1/2012 and is on his weight loss journey, currently down 90lbs.
on 6/9/10 9:10 am
I'm sure that your daughter will be fine and so will the baby. :)