Gastroenterologist Questions Gastric Bypass

Is it safe to conceive after gastric bypass surgery?

I underwent gastric bypass surgery 1 year ago. I am now planning to conceive, am I at any risks?

3 Answers

There are always risk to having children. If you are sure you are doing good after your surgery you will be wise to be checked out to see if it is safe to have a child. I wish you the best. oledochouse
Most surgeons recommend waiting 1 year after the surgery before attempting to conceive.
I tell my patients to wait at least 1 year prior to trying to get pregnant. Ensure that your vitamin and nutrient levels are within normal limits prior to getting pregnant. Your surgeon or primary care doctor should check these levels. If those values look good, there should be no risk of having a baby.