Yes. Studies have shown obesity leads to infertility in women. Irregularities can be caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) which is a common condition in obese women. A high BMI decreases the chances of pregnancy. If your BMI is over 30, the high amount of fat tissue may cause your hormones to be out of balance and make it harder for you to get pregnant.
The Lap-Band System is safe for pregnant women and their babies. Women who lose weight often find their fertility is improved and have a better chance of success at getting pregnant. Losing weight makes pregnancy safer and likely more comfortable. The Lap-Band does not cause any nutritional deficiencies so mother and baby are not malnourished if the mother is eating a healthy diet.
The Lap-Band is adjustable which means it can be “de-filled” if necessary, to allow an increase in the amount of food consumed each day during pregnancy. After the pregnancy, the band can be “filled” again which will help with portion control and weight loss. All in all, the Lap-Band procedure is the safest surgical weight loss solution for women who plan to get pregnant in the future.