Pregnancy AFTER Fundoplication

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   Posted 5/12/2011 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I am scheduled for a Fundoplication Surgery after my wedding in June and was curious if anyone hear had gotten pregnant after the surgery?  We will want to start a family soon. 
My surgeon wasn't sure if there would be any issues, but recommended I have the surgery first.  

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   Posted 5/12/2011 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
You should be good to go around four months post op.

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   Posted 5/14/2011 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
My surgeon recommended the same thing. He said if I had heartburn this bad now, it would get ten times worse with pregnancy. It might depend on the doctor, but my surgeon said it is best to wait at least a few months, preferably six, before trying for a pregnancy. This ensures that your body has healed and pregnancy will not compromise the results of the surgery.

I have heard of at least one person getting pregnant about a month after surgery and there were no issues. So I would go with the advice of your surgeon.

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   Posted 5/15/2011 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll second that...I never even experienced heartburn until I was pregnant! I can't even imagine what it would be like if I'd been having horrible heartburn pre-pregnancy. I couldn't bear to think about it!!!

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   Posted 5/16/2011 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the replies!  My surgeon didn't think pregnancy would compromise the wrap, but I could see how giving my body a little bit of time to heal is smart.  I am already in my mid 30s, so I can't wait too long to start trying for a baby, so I will have to weigh the pros and cons. 
I am getting really nervous about my June Fundo, but I know it will be worth it. 

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   Posted 6/19/2012 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Please let me know how this works out for you because I have the same situation, but my surgery won't be til Sept. 2012. I'm 31 and getting married in Aug.

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   Posted 6/20/2012 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
ooh - what nice plans! I just wanted to say that I had very bad nausea (and vomiting many times a day) and reflux from the first month of being pregnant. I would ask not the effect of heartburn but the effect of repeated vomiting on the wrap!!

I also wanted to mention that heartburn and reflux can start early if it's an effect of the hormones - so I wouldn't assume you're safe until the baby is big enough to get its feet under your ribs!

Hopefully you won't get any such troubles but I just wanted to suggest you check at what stage the wrap can withstand repeated vomiting!

Sorry :-/

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