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What are important considerations for women of child-bearing age when thinking about metabolic and bariatric surgery?

It’s recommended to wait 18 to 24 months after surgery to get pregnant. This allows you to have maximum weight loss and reach a stable weight. You will also be able to build your nutrition back up to help make sure you have a safe pregnancy. Fertility improves with weight loss, and people often become more sexually active. Therefore, it’s important that women of child-bearing age (still menstruating) choose a birth control method before surgery.

Learn more about metabolic and bariatric surgery and family planning.

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