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Bariatric Surgery


When can I get pregnant after having bariatric surgery?

Women should wait about 12 to 24 months after having bariatric surgery before trying to get pregnant. This is because losing weight quickly, not eating enough, and having low levels of certain vitamins and nutrients can be harmful to the mother and growing baby.

Women should also know that birth control taken by mouth may not work as well after bariatric surgery. You may need to find other types of birth control. Talk to your healthcare team about birth control options to prevent a pregnancy after having bariatric surgery or your wishes to get pregnant after surgery. ​

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