Pregnancy after weight loss surgery: Is it safe? | Iranmedopia

Pregnancy after weight loss surgery in Iran

Pregnancy after weight loss surgery in Iran or other countries is a concern for young girls. “Can I get pregnant after weight loss surgery like a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass?” people who have had a gastric bypass in Iran usually ask. But what is the answer to this question? Can you get pregnant after weight loss surgery? 

Other questions are also asked such as:

  • Can weight loss surgery affect fertility?
  • What happens if you get pregnant too soon after surgery?
  • How long do you have to wait to get pregnant after the operation?
  • How is pregnancy after surgery?

The short answer is one word: yes. Read the facts about pregnancy after weight loss surgery in this article. This is a guide for you. After reading the article:

-You will know the best time of pregnancy after gastric sleeve and gastric bypass

-You will learn how to prepare for pregnancy after weight loss surgery

Can you get pregnant after weight loss surgery?

Consider that you have had weight loss surgery. Which one is better for you now? Cesarean delivery or normal? 

Your surgery is not related to the type of delivery you have. The number of people undergoing weight loss surgery is increasing every day in the world. More women of fertility age also undergo such surgery.

How soon after weight loss surgery can you get pregnant?

Note that many women become deficient in vitamins after weight loss surgery. 

Vitamins like:

  • B12
  • Iron
  • Vitamin D
  • Calcium

So, if you want to get pregnant after losing weight, your gynecologist and your surgeon should correct all your vitamins. 

Our recommendation: your pregnancy should be pre-planned. Also, weight loss surgeries are new (they have grown significantly in recent years). Many gynecological surgeons and midwives do not have enough information about these operations. Therefore, you should first get the necessary information about your operation from your surgeon. Then transfer this information to your gynecologist. Because you may be the first patient with certain conditions (after weight loss surgery) of your gynecologist.

The best time of pregnancy after surgery

It is completely safe to get pregnant after weight loss surgery. But the best time for pregnancy is when the bodyweight is fixed. After these operations, your body experiences stressful situations and special and new dietary changes. It can cause problems for the growth of your fetus.

Experts have conducted perfect studies in this field. The results of these studies are as follows:

-The best time to get pregnant is 18 months after gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery

-That is, when your weight is almost constant

If your weight stabilized in 9 months after surgery, you can get pregnant too. This is important your weight becomes constant. Don’t need to wait 18 months and there is no danger to the fetus.

18 months is usually the best time.