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  1. I need help getting back on track. I had surgery in July 2014 did well and dropped about 110lbs. Got pregnant in July of 2015 and only gained 20lbs. I'm struggling getting back on track and getting the scales to start moving again. I'm still down 100lbs but wanting to get the scales moving again. Any tips or suggestions would help. Thanks.

  2. Per surgeon and my nutritional packet. I am to take my multivitamin, calcium +D 500mg, Vitamin B12 500mcg, and Iron 65mg. After I saw my OB/GYN today she wants me to increase the Calcium to 1200-1500mg a day and a Vitamin D 2000IU-4000IU a day plus a Omega 3 1000mg per day. 


    I am curious as to how many mg or IU you are taking and if you take an Omega 3. I haven't had a chance to call my surgeon's office yet to ask about the omega 3 but I was curious if the reason for increasing my calcium and vitamin d is because I am young and see wants to be proactive about bone loss or if it is because she knows my husband and I will be trying for baby # 3 in the fall. 

  3. I have never been a big fan of fishy because of the fishy taste, but yesterday I bought some frozen tilapia filet and have no idea how to cook them. Suggestions please! 

  4. UPDATE -- Went to the doctor yesterday and my Mirena had not moved out of place but was the reason I was bleeding frequently so the doctor removed it and I will start on NuvaRing or Depo a few weeks before my husband returns from Guatemala.

  5. I have had my Mirena IUD since around March or April of 2013. My periods had stopped and then after I had WLS in July they started getting really irregular. Anyways I am having my period about every 2 week and sometime will have it then spot for a week and start again. Has anyone had problems with this since WLS? I have been noticing I pinching feeling when I get my period like maybe the strings are poking me, extreme back aches, and also nauseous . Can the weight loss cause it to move out of place, or any other complications? 

  6. I had the blood test for the genetic defects with both of my boys but they didn't say anything about the blood test telling the sex. That sounds interesting. I wonder how accurate that is. I feel your pain with the protein aversion. When I was prego with my second I could not be around meat for about 4 months because the smell made me vomit. It gets better. 

  7. I have had my IUD since March of 2013. I had PMS/Pregnancy symptoms with mine for about 3-6 months until my body adjusted. Now I have my periods like clock work and I get bloated about 1-2 weeks before and it last until about 2-3 days after. It is not unusual for my jeans to get tight like that. 

  8. Have you tried to find any ginger gum. I saw some not long ago but I can not remember what store I was in but if you can find ginger gum it will probably work the same. If you have a Latin American or Mexican store around check there. 

  9. My OB's office is making me an appt with Yale maternal/fetal medicine just to establish a baseline for my current health/nutrition status. Mostly because of my bypass but also because my first baby came out two months early/premature, so they want to keep an eye on things because of that.

    All in all, feeling much more comfortable with the situation. I'm about 5 weeks along, hopefully 35 more weeks to go! (Please cross your fingers for a full-term baby. Having my tiny son in the NICU for weeks after his birth was awful!)


    If it makes you feel any better. My first son was born at 33 weeks. My second was born at 39.5 weeks. My OB watched me like a hawk the second pregnancy because of my first son being premature. Your emotional state will be horrible the closer you get the point where your first was born prematurely because of the stress. My OB finally figured out I had PTSD when I was pregnant because of the first pregnancy but as soon as I got past week 33 everything got easier. You and your baby will be fine. 

  10. I know exactly what you mean. I have suffered with depression for years. I also have co-dependency issues which is why I have made sure to have a boyfriend since I was 18. My husband has been out of the country since July 2nd and I was doing ok until my birthday in October and then the holidays. I also have a crab addiction that is triggered by depression. These last few month have been hard but like you the support and stories I find here help keep me from drowning.

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