Improving fertility and pregnancy care after weight loss surgery Improving female fertility by helping women lose weight so they can realise the joy of pregnancy.

Helping you lose weight to get pregnant

We understand your concerns. Trying to start a family can be a very difficult and overwhelming process. We walk beside you in this journey and give you as much support, information, and help as possible.

Why it can be difficult to conceive. Being overweight leads to insulin resistance, a condition which affects the quality of a woman’s eggs. Insulin resistance also affects ovulation, fertilisation and embryo implantation which can cause first trimester miscarriages and infertility.

How we help you lose weight to conceive. As a bariatric physician with special interest in antenatal care, Dr Daiva will:

  • Fully explain how to prepare yourself for a healthy pregnancy
  • Recommend the best dietary and lifestyle changes for optimum fertility
  • Prescribe the right medications for weight loss to improve your metabolism and help you to get pregnant

“It gives me great joy to see my patients having healthy babies and know I have helped these women achieve this happiness.”

Dr Daiva

Support through pregnancy

The joy you feel when you become pregnant is wonderful, especially after such an emotionally turbulent path in the lead up to this point.

Supporting pregnant women after bariatric surgery. There are important aspects to pregnancy care needed for women who have had bariatric surgery. This involves: nutrition support, mental support, gestational weight gain monitoring, and fetal monitoring (by obstetricians).

If pregnancy is not carefully managed by specialists this may compromise the health of both mothers and babies.

Heightened pregnancy risks for overweight patients and post-bariatric-surgery

  • Miscarriage
  • Premature births
  • Reduced baby growth rate
  • A range of nutrient deficiencies in mother and baby
  • Higher blood pressure and preeclampsia
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Limited milk production and breastfeeding difficulties

How Dr Daiva ensures you and your baby stay safe during pregnancy

Dr Daiva is a bariatric physician with special interest in antenatal and postnatal care at Royal Woman’s Hospital (Randwick), Prince Alfred Hospital (Camperdown) and Royal North Shore Hospital (St Leonards)

Aspects of antenatal care after the weight loss surgery include:

  • Advising on the best diet, exercise routines and pregnancy supplements.
  • Monitoring and managing micronutrients (vitamins) and macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and healthy fats) during pregnancy.
  • Liaising with midwives, obstetricians and GPs with special interest in antenatal shared care.

Our commitment to you

With our specialised antenatal care you are assured of:

  • Expert support. As a highly trained bariatric physician, Dr Daiva addresses important aspects and challenges faced by obese or post bariatric surgery patients.
  • The personal approach. We take time to listen, understand and address your needs.
  • Working as a Team. At every stage of your pregnancy Dr Daiva and My Weight Loss Specialists are here to give you as much support and information as possible so you can look after yourself and your baby.

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