paitynsmama

Pregnant!!! So many questions, please help!

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Hey guys,

 It has been a while since I have been on but I just had my 1 yr surgiversary, down 116 pounds,  and as of yesterday,,,pregnant!!! I saw my surgeon earlier this month and he gave me the ok to start trying....BAM - it didn't take long at all lol.

 I am so nervous and excited at the same time, but now so many questions are running through my head about being pregnant after WLS. My first question is prenatal pills....is it ok to take these pills with my other vitamins everyday? I am worried about taking too many vitamins so I don't know what to do. I am going to start looking for an OBGYN tomorrow and hopefully they will know what they are doing with me lol. I also read about having an underweight baby and having a C-section after WLS - Is this true? I have a 7 year old so it has been a long time since I have done any of this and my nerves are insane lol.

Thank you for all of your support in advance!

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Congratulations!! I don't have much in the way of answers to your questions, and I think you'd do best to get those answers from the experts, but I did want to say I'm happy for you.  I know there are several on here who have experience in this area so hopefully they'll chime in.  Best to you and your soon to be expanding family!

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Congrats! I'm almost 3 years post op and 23 weeks pregnant today. You will be monitored more closely to ensure proper growth and to make sure there are no nutritional deficiencies. The high-risk specialist I see expects my little guy to be small. But then again, my two kids were both small, even full term, pre-op. 

I was told there would be no reason for a c-section due to RNY, just regular pregnancy issues if present. Check with your OB and surgeon re vitamins. I took Rx prenatals my first trimester but had to stop as they were wreaking havoc on my system

its definitely more to think about post-op, but just make sure you find an OB with WLS knowledge/experience. Congrats again!

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Take the prenatal, and your extra calcium/iron if you have them, but do not take the multi AND  the prenatal. Too much Vitamin A and E are considered toxic during pregnancy. 

Congrats!!!!  And no, there is no reason for a c-section because of weight loss surgery. If you are very concerned about avoiding a c-section I suggest contacting ICAN, the international cesarean awareness network, they have white papers and such on lowering your odds of needing one. (forgeneral population, not specifically weight loss surgery related). You can also find out the c-section rate for the hospitals in your area, they can vary greatly. (my first was a c-section, long story but it was not needed and I got bullied into it. Next two babies were born vaginally.)

Keep us up to date on your pregnancy, it is so exciting to have a baby on the way!

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