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Will I be able to get Pregnant after Bariatric Surgery?

Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery
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Weight loss is known to enhance fertility. Bariatric surgery can help you conceive if obesity was preventing you from getting pregnant. It can also reduce the risk of certain problems related to pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes, hypertension, and preeclampsia.

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)  recommends that you wait for 12 to 18 months after surgery before you get pregnant. In case you get pregnant immediately after surgery, there is likelihood that your baby may not get the required nutrients.

In your prenatal stage:

  • You may have to consult a dietitian to ensure all your nutritional needs are met.
  • You may be required to take extra vitamin and mineral supplementation as bariatric surgery may make it difficult for your body to absorb certain nutrients, such as calcium, iron and vitamin B12.

Source:

ASMBS – Life After Bariatric Surgery – https://asmbs.org/patients/life-after-bariatric-surgery

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US-registered Bariatric Dietitian
Katelyn Mock is a US-registered Bariatric Dietitian certified by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. With more than 8 years of experience in formulating and reviewing diet programs across various hospital settings, Katelyn has also served as the Lead Bariatric Dietitian for the Ohio State University Medical Center.

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