Baby or LAP-BAND® System First?
Ready to be a mom? If you’re severely obese or 80
lbs. or more overweight, consider having weight-loss surgery and losing excess pounds before you conceive. Research suggests it could be a healthier choice for you and your baby. In one recent study from Johns Hopkins University of 585 women, those who had weight-loss surgery before conception were 75 percent less likely to develop serious blood pressure problems during pregnancy than those who postponed surgery until after delivering a child.1 Losing weight with the LAP-BAND® System can also lower the odds that you’ll develop diabetes or hypertension during pregnancy or need a cesarean section at delivery.2,3 Wait until your weight is stable after surgery, and plan your conception and pregnancy with your doctor.