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Question about pregnancy

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Ok so I have not had my surgery just yet. I am still about 17 days away. However I have been doing some thinking. my doctor wants me to wait at least 24 months after surgery before getting pregnant. I do know for sure that I want at least one more child. However the time frame will put me at 30 years old when I can start trying. I am already considered high risk due to multiple miscarriages and my pregnancy with my son had a lot of complications. I am extremely concerned that waiting that long is not a good idea. I guess what I am really wondering is have any of you gotten pregnant around or after the age of 30? also would it really be terrible to try somewhat sooner than the 24 months? I just wanted some general advice I know the best thing is to discuss with surgeon/obgyn etc.

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Obviously you have to do what is best for your specific situation and health. Your surgeon wants to give you the best chance possible at hitting goal. Pregnancy is much easier and healthier at a good weight. However, if you look on the pregnancy board here, you will see a number of people who had successful pregnancies much earlier than 24 months.

As to age, I can only speak to my experience, but I just had my third (and last :() 10 months ago a week before I turned 39. No pregnancy-related complications, and a very happy and healthy baby. I got pregnant about 3 years out from bypass. I had my first two younger and much heavier. 

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One thing to consider is that you may not be as high risk as a non-obese person.  I thought most recommended waiting a year, but I don't really know.  Hopefully some on here who have experience in this will chime in.  I just want to say 30 is still plenty of time for pregnancy, don't stress about that.  Work with your OB/GYN and your surgeon, discuss your concerns with both and don't stress!!  You are going to rock your sleeve, and then you're going to rock your pregnancy and mommyhood :)

 

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My surgeon's info suggests 18 months post surgery. I had both of my kids after the age of 30 and both of those pregnancies went fine. Now I think about it my first pregnancy which ended in an early miscarriage was at around the 12 month post surgery time. Back then though (and I'm talking nearly 31 years ago) we never got any post surgery advice so I never considered that the WLS would have even been in play.

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4 hours ago, Aussie H said:

My surgeon's info suggests 18 months post surgery. I had both of my kids after the age of 30 and both of those pregnancies went fine. Now I think about it my first pregnancy which ended in an early miscarriage was at around the 12 month post surgery time. Back then though (and I'm talking nearly 31 years ago) we never got any post surgery advice so I never considered that the WLS would have even been in play.

My surgeon also recommends 18 months. I've heard of people getting pregnant way before that time frame and their babies were healthy. I cannot say how their weight loss journey has been though. I would stay in contact with the surgeon and when you feel physically good, I would ask him/her what they think. They likely have more stories of positive/negative experiences and that may be something to think about. 

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I got pregnant 5 months post-RNY. I don't recommend it but everything ended up fine. Baby was/is healthy even though we were high risk, and my weight loss stalled but that was to be expected.

 

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