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Obese Women Turning to Bariatric Surgery to Boost Fertility
Amanda Tyacke is finally pregnant, something she never thought she’d be. Amanda hasn’t always been healthy. Most of her life she was severely overweight, weighing more than 300 pounds. She had fertility issues and was told losing weight may help her, so she took action. About six years ago Amanda had a gastric band placed around the upper part of her stomach so that she would feel full with less food. She lost 100 pounds. Then last May she switched to a gastric bypass and lost another 45 pounds. She had given up on having a baby when something shocking happened. During an ultrasound checking for a hernia, she was told she was pregnant. Amanda and her husband are thrilled and believe her weight loss is what did the trick.