Dear LS Free House,
I have been enjoying your site so far, thank you for all the info (it really helps!). But, I was hoping to find a little more information on how bariatric surgery will affect a pregnancy, especially the gastric sleeve surgery.
My hubby and I have been thinking about getting pregnant for a while, but honestly our weight has held us back. We know obese pregnancies can be risky, so we’ve been trying our best to lose weight. I’ve tried Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and everything else you can think of, but I’ve barely seen an impact on my weight.
I’ve been doing some research and I’m wondering if getting the sleeve might be the way to go here.
It sounds like getting my weight down with the sleeve will be safer for me, and the baby(!), instead of getting pregnant at my current weight (My BMI is 38 and I have high blood pressure), is this true?
Also, getting down to a new weight will obviously not happen overnight. How long until I can get pregnant after getting the sleeve? I’ve wanted a little baby all my life so I’m really anxious to get this process started if it’s going to happen!
God bless and a very happy new year to all you!
Oh! And ps: I’m not sold on the gastric sleeve. It seems like from the research I’ve done it’s the “best” surgery, but if there is a better one for pregnancy I’m all ears!!