If you’re considering weight loss surgery to get to a healthier weight before pregnancy, experts are recommending that you delay conception by at least a year after surgery to avoid complications.
Pregnancy after weight loss surgery is safer than being obese in pregnancy, research shows. Still, your body needs time to heal—conceiving within 12-18 months post-surgery puts you at higher risk for miscarriage, band slippage from bariatric surgery and even severe vomiting, which can be dangerous for both you and baby if uncontrolled (like with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, although her illness was unrelated to her weight.)
Gain a Breast Pump & Supplies under the ACA Breast pumps are available for many expectant moms under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through mom's health insurance company. Here's how to ask about what benefits may be available to you.
PregSource Asks Pregnant Moms to Share Pregnancy Experiences PregSource is a "crowd-sourcing" website where pregnant women share their experiences with researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). You're invited to participate!