Most women who get pregnant after bariatric surgery have an uncomplicated pregnancy and birth. The risks to you and your baby are lower after surgery than if you kept a very high body mass index (BMI).
Pregnancy after bariatric surgery can be safe and healthy if managed well by you and your doctor. In fact, research suggests that pregnancy after weight-loss surgery might be safer for both mother and baby than pregnancy complicated by obesity.
If you become pregnant after weight-loss surgery, your pregnancy will depend on how long it has been since the operation and what type of surgery you had. It’s best to wait to get pregnant for at least 12 to 18 months after surgery and once your weight has stabilised . However many women have babies safely before 12 months.