I have been wanting another child for a couple years now with no luck. I have started my journey for the gastric sleeve surgery. Currently trying to meet all my insurqnce requirements. I am 36 years old and my husband is 40. I am worried that I will have to wait to long to get pregnant after surgery with out clock ticking. I can not decide wether to have the surgery and then a baby or keep trying for a baby and then have surgery. I am so confused I really don't know what to do.
on birth control, 3 months after RNY i got pregnant. currently 6 months pregnant!
TWH: Referral May 2015 --> Orientation November 2015 --> Surgeon at TWH Nov 2016 --> Transferred to Guelph --> Surgeon Appt Dec 1 2016 --> Opti Start Dec 8 2016 --> Surgery Dec 22 2016 HW: 331 SW:302 GW: 170
M1: 18 M2: 19 M3: 16 M4: 12 17 M5: M6:
A few things to consider:
Many people find that their fertility goes WAY up after reaching their goal weight. I got pregnant on my first cycle after having my IUD out post-op!
If you lose weight before getting pregnant, you will likely have a MUCH easier and healthier pregnancy.
Trying to recover from WLS with an infant or toddler can be VERY difficult. You'll be on lifting restriction for at least 6 weeks post-op. Many people are very tired for the first few MONTHS after surgery, which makes it really hard to care for a kid.
Hi--So dilemma you have there. In my opinion the weight loss should probably come first. The surgery is a tool to help you lead a more healthy life and who needs to be healthier than a new mom. One thing that's interesting is the benefits of surgery will more than likely aid you in achieving what you want---a baby. WLS has been known to make women more fertile and assist in healthier pregnancies. Good luck with whichever you to choose to tackle first--love and blessings to you.