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 surgery, it’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!