Kaz Dalton – Lost The Weight & Gained The Greatest Gift
In May of 2015 I underwent the best decision I’ve ever made – to have gastric sleeve surgery. Let me back track to one of the main reasons I chose to get this done.
After 3 years of trying to conceive and struggling with a few issues such as PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) and a few other hurdles, we were told the very sad news by our GP that conceiving would be extremely hard, if not impossible. Our options were “IVF” and it was also mentioned that my weight was also a huge factor and was possibly one of the other reasons conceiving was extremely difficult.
My hubby and I had a conversation about spending money on IVF or looking at addressing the “weight” issues and seeing if that would help address any of the fertility issues. After looking into the IVF options and also gastric sleeve, we decided that the best option was to work on health first, lose the weight and see if that assisted with fertility.
I was advised to wait a minimum of 12 months post op to even begin trying (Actually the best advice ever!) and so, 14 months after surgery we decided to start trying for a baby. Despite being told I may still have to go to IVF, we hit the Jackpot and I fell pregnant our 3rd month trying! I am 100% confident that addressing my health issues with the gastric sleeve, helped in fixing my fertility issues. I’m due in 3 and a half weeks and thanks to my sleeve and mindfully eating – I’ve only put on a healthy 6.5kgs and my midwife is so happy with my progress.
Update: Kaz has given birth to the most adorable and healthy baby, and her story has been featured in the latest issue of LABEL Magazine.*