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Can you have a baby if you once had open heart surgery?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
14 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

For many, this just fixes things enough that they will have a normal life thereafter, including having children.
For others with a complex congenital defect, it just gets them stable enough to survive. Open heart surgery by itself does not end a persons potential to be a mom.The condition that lead to it or the condition afterward would decide that.

In brief: Depends

For many, this just fixes things enough that they will have a normal life thereafter, including having children.
For others with a complex congenital defect, it just gets them stable enough to survive. Open heart surgery by itself does not end a persons potential to be a mom.The condition that lead to it or the condition afterward would decide that.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Heart surgery

Definitely. As long your ovaries and uterus have not been compromised during complications of a congenital heart defect, or other heart conditons necessitating heart surgery, e.
G, shock, poor blood oxygenation, you can still successfully have children.

In brief: Heart surgery

Definitely. As long your ovaries and uterus have not been compromised during complications of a congenital heart defect, or other heart conditons necessitating heart surgery, e.
G, shock, poor blood oxygenation, you can still successfully have children.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: For sure

Definitely. If your overall condition is otherwise good enough to have a baby, having had ohs isn't a factor.

In brief: For sure

Definitely. If your overall condition is otherwise good enough to have a baby, having had ohs isn't a factor.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine

In brief: Depends

Your surgeon and Cardiologist are in best place to advise you.
Pregnancy will task your heart hence should be undertaken with close monitoring

In brief: Depends

Your surgeon and Cardiologist are in best place to advise you.
Pregnancy will task your heart hence should be undertaken with close monitoring
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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