Can I get pregnant after Bariatric Surgery?
Definitely! In fact, your weight loss will provide a far greater chance for becoming pregnant, and carrying a fetus to term. I have had the unique fortune of operating on two patients that were deemed infertile by Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians, both of whom achieved healthy conception postoperatively.
If, however, you are possibly considering pregnancy within the two years following Bariatric Surgery, you need to carefully consider the following: subjecting a growing fetus to weight loss and potential malnutrition could result in severe birth defects. The Adjustable Gastric Band Systems have the advantage of allowing complete deflation if pregnancy should occur. Once a healthy baby has been delivered, bedside adjustments to the Band may begin, and weight loss will follow.