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Any moms out there have gastric bypass and/or tummy tucks?

 

I had a RNY gastric bypass Sept 2010 - lost 100 lbs, eat like a champ, workout a lot, no post surgical complications. DS was 9 mo old when I did it, and I nursed him for an additional 15 mo post-op (drank an extra shake a day over what was rx, no bf-ing issues after the bypass at all!)

 

I had abdominoplasy Nov 2011 - I had to repair c-sec adhesions and fix a hernia anyway, so treated myself to a TT at the same time! Wouldn't change it for the world - again, easy healing, no complications. The TT completely changed by ability to workout and enjoy my life through physical activity!!!

 

I am considering getting pg again - I knew I wanted more kids before I had either, and both surgeons said no problem.

My warning were these:

 

***Bypass = when pg, make sure to drink 2 or so extra protein shakes a day, be vigilant with supplement intake (B vits, iron, calcium, multi), no sugar (risk of reactive hypoglycemia)

 

***tuck = no pg for at least 6 months post-op, work out per usual throughout pg so as not to add unneeded fat, realize I might need a small revision after I am done having babies.

 

 

Any moms been through this themselves and have advice?

 

I am TERRIFIED to go to an OB being a VBAC with these 2 surgeries under my (vastly smaller) belt! I want to be armed with both research, and as much first-hand experience as I can be before doing this.

 

Thanks in advance!!!

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Congratulations on a successful bypass and tuck! thumb.gif

 

Have you considered talking to your bariatric surgeon for advice and an OB recommendation? I have not been through this but certainly understand your worries.

 

Anyone have experience to share? 


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Congratulations on a successful bypass and tuck! thumb.gif

 

Have you considered talking to your bariatric surgeon for advice and an OB recommendation? I have not been through this but certainly understand your worries.

 

Anyone have experience to share? 

 So, my bariatric doc retired, and after the PTSD-causing section last time, I'm not too keen on an OB. This is problematic!

 

I've asked a ton of platics docs in recent weeks, and they all say it is no biggie as far as safety is concerned, just be aware I might "ruin" my surgery and have flab again.


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