February 2023 Moms

Pregnancy After Weight Loss Surgery.

Hello Mommas ♥️!

I hope that you and yours are doing great!

I underwent Gastric Bypass Surgery in 2016. This is the first pregnancy after that and I have to be honest, this pregnancy is sooooooo different! It is a procedure that makes you have malabsorption to vitamins like B12 specifically. My labs came back very low. Before becoming pregnant I suffered from Hypoglycemia and I have noticed my sugar dropping constantly now. 
Any other mommas going through this? If so, how are you dealing with such? 

Thank you so much for your inputs!

Blessings to you and yours 🙏🏼 ♥️ 

Re: Pregnancy After Weight Loss Surgery.

  • Hello! This is my 2nd pregnancy since my bypass. I had it in 2005. Had my second son 2015. And I’m 15 weeks currently. I also have anemia been taking iron. However it’s super high now ! I swear by similac mom drinks or boost drinks with extra protein!!!! Plus b12 injections i give myself. I’ve stopped taking iron for a little to even it out.  I would suggest the drinks tho. 1-2 a day has been a blessing both my pregnancies ! 
  • I am also a bypass Momma. I had my surgery in Feb 2017, and got KU in Jan of 18. My first pregnancy was amazing, and all went well. I had a tougher time port partum to be honest. I had to keep my calories up because I was Bf/EPing and needed to keep that going. I also had PPD/PPA and went on medication that I believe made me gain. I gained a ton back and have been struggling with that. 

    Since that pregnancy I have had *TW* two missed miscarriages *End TW* and am now on my fourth pregnancy at 18 weeks today. I fully intend on getting back on the wagon after this baby/BFing journey.

    Always here to support other bypass mommas! 
    Me: 34  DH: 34
    Married 10/28/17
    Our TTC Journey
    TTC #1 February '18
    Team Green turned Team Blue 10/15/18

    TTC #2 January '21
    BFP June '21
    MMC/Blighted Ovum that led to D&C July '21
    Jan '22 - started IF testing
    BFP Jan '22
    MMC/Blighted Ovum that led to D&C Feb '22
    BFP May '22

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