everleigh

Pregnancy with sleeve?

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Anyone on here had the sleeve and then have a baby? I'm weighing my options (band or sleeve) and since I want more children, I need to know what to be aware of post wls with a sleeve & pregnancy.

I've found tons on banders with babies but not too much with sleeve people.

Specifically, I'd love to know if there was anything your obgyn had to be concerned with due to the sleeve.

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My surgeon told me to wait at least a year, and my obgyn said that there wouldn't be an issue as long as I was healed and healthy. But I'm not sure if I want anymore anyway.

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Thanks goober. Yeah, both surgeons said in their seminars that there's a mandatory 12 month wait post surgery before babies. I'm fine with that and agree it's a good idea.

Being that I'm moving towards my mid 30s faster than I'd like, I'm hoping to have surgery in the next couple months. At first I was only considering the band. Now, I'm leaning much more toward the sleeve.

I'd feel more comfortable in analyzing everything if I knew of anyone that's had the sleeve and then gotten preggers.

Either way, I'm sure its better than when I was morbid obese-high risk-diabetic when I was pregnant the last time. :)

Thanks to all suggestions and info!

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Try checking out the pregnancy section or doing a search up at the top. Good luck

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Yes this is also one of my issues, i am stuck in no mans land.

All doctors i speak to about another child in the future say that i MUST lose weight before conceiving or i will bring on major problems for me and my new baby. On the other hand if i have surgery, how well will my baby grow, will it get enough of what it needs to be healthy and strong, will be able to breastfeed.

I have decided the risks of going ahead with a pregnancy while overweight are far greater than the risks of doing it post-op as long as you wait and heal up before conceiving. I read in several places that the baby will always take all it needs to grow, its the mother that will suffer the deficiencies, i guess we will have to put it to the test.

I have never found anything about breastfeeding post-op though (not looked that hard into it yet).

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I was told sternly that I need to be at least 2 years post op before getting pregnant.

Best of luck to you :)

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Every doctor that I spoke with regarding WLS told me to wait 1 yr. before trying. I had GBS and am now entering my 3rd trimester. I will be 2 yrs. out in Jan. I have not had any problems with my pregnancy due to the GBS, although I have had complications from the GBS.

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