Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Are you considering weight loss surgery but still want to have children? While many women turn to bariatric surgery after they are done having children, not all do. In fact, many of our female patients have yet to have any children.
This brings up an important concern: is pregnancy after bariatric surgery safe for mom and baby?

Having a Baby After Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

Weight loss surgery and pregnancy go together better than you might expect. Many obese women struggle with fertility issues that are related to their weight, particularly exacerbated PCOS symptoms that cause partial infertility. Additionally, the heavier a woman is, the more likely she is to experience complications in her pregnancy. Achieving a healthier weight before conceiving positions her and her baby to come out of pregnancy healthy and safe.

However, you shouldn’t jump into getting pregnant directly after surgery, or even after you reach your first big weight loss milestone. In general, women should wait at least 12 months before conceiving.

How to Approach Pregnancy After Weight Loss

If you are pregnant after your gastric sleeve in Mexico, first of all: congratulations! Now it’s time to start taking some essential steps to protect yourself during pregnancy and maintain your weight loss results.

Speak Openly With Your OBGYN

As soon as you get that positive result, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your OBGYN. During your initial appointment, emphasize your concerns about weight gaining, the surgery you had impacting pregnancy, and anything else that has you worried. Get them on board and get their support in navigating your unique issues in pregnancy.

Gather Your Weight Loss Team

With any big life change, you run the risk of backsliding in your weight loss progress. Now is the time to gather your weight loss team and gear up for all the things to come—including raging hormones, sleepless nights, and cravings that might push you towards overeating. If you got your gastric bypass in Tijuana with us, know that we are always here to talk.

Plan With Your Nutritionist

If you haven’t been keeping up regular appointments with yours, now is the time to change that. Your post-surgery diet is unlikely to be sufficient for you once you need additional nutrients for your baby. In addition to talking about the foods you eat, ask about the supplements you should take to maximize your health and that of your baby.

Ultimately, you can have a baby after bariatric surgery in Mexico; you just need the right approach. To learn more, schedule your consultation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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