- Women should avoid getting pregnant for 18 months after any type of weight loss surgery!
- Rapid weight loss also rapidly increases fertility, so birth control must be used correctly and at all times to avoid pregnancy, even if you were not able to get pregnant in the past.
- A barrier contraceptive (such as a condom, diaphragm or patch) is suggested in addition to the birth control pill, as hormone changes may alter the effectiveness of the birth control pill.
We get calls from patients all the time who end up pregnant a few months after surgery, who didn’t think they could get pregnant. So take this seriously!