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5 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy after Weight Loss Surgery

5 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy after Weight Loss Surgery
Congratulations! You are pregnant after weight loss surgery. This is such an exciting time in your life, but it can feel terrifying because your body is different than the average pregnant woman. You aren’t able to take in as much food, which can increase your chances of getting deficient. This is an issue all bariatric patients have to worry about, but now as a pregnant bariatric patient it is an even bigger concern. So, here are some tips to help ensure you have a healthy pregnancy after weight loss surgery.

Pregnancy After Weight-Loss Surgery

Pregnancy After Weight-Loss Surgery

As bariatric surgery becomes more commonplace in our society, more and more women of childbearing age are turning to surgery as the long-term solution to their weight loss problems. But how does this life-changing surgery affect your ability to get pregnant and have a normal, healthy baby? Is it even safe for a woman to have a child after weight-loss surgery (WLS)? And how long after surgery should you wait before trying to get pregnant?

Whether you already had your weight loss procedure done or are still considering a bariatric surgeryit’s important to know how WLS can affect your future pregnancy. While some studies can be contradictory on these topics, most agree on some really important observations, and this can be good news for both mommy and baby!