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TCo_Nrs79
on 7/25/18 3:25 pm
VSG on 03/16/17
Topic: RE: Getting pregnant after surgery w/pcos

Your ability to have a baby is inspiring to me. Im 39, have pcos, had VSG march of 2017 and am currently 160lbs. I see it took you a little time to get pregnant after surgery. Was there anything you did, like infertility visits, to help the process? Thanks for any advice you may have!

Katiebear291
on 3/17/18 10:20 am - Canada
RNY on 12/10/13
Topic: RE: 4 1/2 yrs post op 4mo postpartum -issues

Hi Bri!

I am also 5 years post op and 9 months pregnant.

I dealt with PPD with my 1st child (pre-op) and am also struggling with diet (pregnancy feels like it should be a free pass).

I know that for myself it is all connected to my mental health - all the eating habits, weight gain, motivation, depression etc.

Find yourself a councilor, someone who may have some experience with PPD. All new moms worry about weight loss so I don;t think it is as important to find someone who has WLS experience. You know the rules you;re supposed to follow as well as I do but when we get sad and depressed we just don't have the desire to follow those rules because food can be so comforting.

Hope you find someone to talk to - I find that is always the biggest help.

   RNY  - December 10 2013 Dr Lindsay Toronto's Saint Joseph Hospital Toronto

    
Katiebear291
on 3/17/18 10:08 am - Canada
RNY on 12/10/13
Topic: RE: Post op pregnancy questions

I realize this post is not super new but thought I would put in my experience anyways.

I am about 5 years post op (lost count) and 9 months pregnant.
I took out my iud a year and a half ago or so and we got pregnant fairly quickly but lost that pregnancy at about 12 weeks. I gained alot of weight after that one (20lbs) with all the emotional eating and didn;t lose the weight before trying again.

It took almost a year for my body to recover from that pregnancy before we were successful again. So now I am 9 months along and have gained 30 lbs so far. I haven't had any complications with this pregnancy beyond my lymphedema acting up which happened with my Pre-surgery pregnancies as well so nothing to do with the bypass.

Challenges are cravings though - I wasn't gaining any weight at the start so I mentally gave myself a free pass to eat poorly just to try to pack on some pounds for baby which is a terrible thing to do.

Body image is an issue - I still weigh less than my highest weight and feel more just fat than pregnant. Which makes me sad and then I eat like crap and the cycle continues.
Everything is always a mental game.

Talk to your doctor and make sure you are mentally strong before you try for a baby because every day is a struggle with food when your emotions are heightened and you only want to eat comfort food because you feel so yucky. Pregnancy sucks. It's hard! It makes you feel like crap so be ready.

   RNY  - December 10 2013 Dr Lindsay Toronto's Saint Joseph Hospital Toronto

    
Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 2/19/18 1:54 pm
VSG on 12/10/13
Topic: RE: Prenancy and the WLS diet
On February 18, 2018 at 7:35 PM Pacific Time, quutgrrl wrote:

Kids and animals are crazy about me .. probably im a bit of a kid ( or animal :)) myself. But I do get exhausted from even a few hours of babysitting...

my conflict is there are so many things I haven't done ... but realistically with the right supportive man and a couple of adorable babies that make me accountable - I'd probably do a lot better .

Given what I know of you and your behavior from OH, I would not trust you to watch a child.

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby

quutgrrl
on 2/18/18 11:40 am
Topic: RE: Prenancy and the WLS diet

Eighty is probably the ideal time to have a child .. and im sure future generations will be having kids then.

But now, in my stage of life having kids requires sacrifice . That's a very hard choice considering all the opportunities I lost.

quutgrrl
on 2/18/18 11:35 am
Topic: RE: Prenancy and the WLS diet

Kids and animals are crazy about me .. probably im a bit of a kid ( or animal :)) myself. But I do get exhausted from even a few hours of babysitting...

my conflict is there are so many things I haven't done ... but realistically with the right supportive man and a couple of adorable babies that make me accountable - I'd probably do a lot better .

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 2/16/18 2:44 pm
VSG on 12/10/13
Topic: RE: Prenancy and the WLS diet
On February 11, 2018 at 5:38 PM Pacific Time, quutgrrl wrote:

MMM... im just so jealous of you "little Mommies" as we say in Eastern Europe. KISMAMA.

I WISH i could get preggers but i fear i cant ... and im very sad and tired trying,

I would give everything i have to have a child..my own child

You need to get your own head on straight before you even CONSIDER raising a child.

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby

quutgrrl
on 2/11/18 9:38 am
Topic: RE: Prenancy and the WLS diet

MMM... im just so jealous of you "little Mommies" as we say in Eastern Europe. KISMAMA.

I WISH i could get preggers but i fear i cant ... and im very sad and tired trying,

I would give everything i have to have a child..my own child

jb1469
on 1/14/18 1:21 pm
Topic: RE: Prenancy and the WLS diet

First of all, congrats on your pregnancy!! I had my RNY surgery in Nov 2001. I got pregnant very easily prior, but to no avail, none came to fruition. After my surgery, was successful in maintaining my pregnancy, but just like you, from finding out to the actual 1st appt, I was unable to eat my normal meals and couldn't keep a thing down either. My doctor had experience with previous weight loss patients, and said that although I may not be able to, try to eat meals focusing on the protein and veges first. But if I wasn't able to do that, he asked that I go back on my protein shakes, even if I had to water them down more and sip all day long to ingest at the minimum 60g of protein.

I followed his advice, also put in a call to my surgeon who agreed, and although I unhealthily gained only 14lbs during the whole pregnancy, I now have a beautiful and intelligent 13 year old.

My body taught me a lot when I was pregnant...if my baby and body wanted it, then try it, even milk I couldn't do and still can't to this day, I would chug straight Vitamin D whole Milk from the jug, and never got sick, after I had him, that lasted 2 days, and headed back to lactose free land...

Hang in there, the outcome is well worth it, just don't expect to not get sick, but keep moving forward as much as you can on protein, even if you throw up, some will get to where it needs to go!!!

Good luck!

~JB

Nikki101
on 12/15/17 2:05 pm - Canada
RNY on 02/02/15
Topic: Prenancy and the WLS diet

I just found out I'm pregnant... My morning sickness comes and goes... sometimes all i can stomach is a few crackers. I haven't been able to call my center but I will monday morning. How do you guys stay on track with food aversions and nausea???

    
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