Can I become pregnant after gastric band surgery?

Gastric band surgery does not affect your fertility but it could impact upon a pregnancy if you were to become pregnant. We therefore advise that you do not get pregnant during the first 18 months following surgery. This is because this is the period in which you lose the most significant amounts of weight. This weight loss, paired with a possible change in your vitamin and mineral levels, could negatively impact upon the baby. We therefore advise that you speak to your GP about contraception. Equally, if you plan to become pregnant in the future, discuss this with your GP so they can check your nutritional status and advise on the need for supplements.