Why 1000-Lb Sisters Star Amy Slaton's Pregnancy Is So Risky

Tammy and Amy Slaton are back for a second season on TLC's 1000-Lb Sisters, and plenty has changed for the lovable duo since the show's 2020 debut. For one thing, Amy has lost an incredible 100 pounds and had the much-needed bariatric surgery she required after months of hard work. Tammy has a new boyfriend her sister isn't quite sure about, but the COVID-19 pandemic has set her own weight loss efforts back considerably. 

The teaser trailer for Season 2 showcases how the Slatons are still focused on being healthy and, at least in Tammy's case, lengthening their lifespans after their shared doctor warned her that dying in the next few years is a real possibility if she doesn't knuckle down. The biggest shock of the upcoming season, however, is Amy's pregnancy, which occurred just four months after her surgery in spite of the fact she was advised to wait two years.  

The reality star wasn't supposed to get pregnant so fast

The trailer features several moments where Slaton is scared over her pregnancy, even admitting at one point, "Anything could go wrong." She's subsequently shown being rushed to the hospital due to being in "blinding pain." Through her representative, the reality star revealed to Today Parents"At first I thought the doctor made a mistake by telling me I was pregnant." She added, "Then I was just overjoyed by the news, but scared being I had gastric bypass surgery four months before."

Dr. Michael Fishman, a board-certified bariatric surgeon at Grand View Health in Pennsylvania, shared that Slaton put herself at significant risk by getting pregnant so soon after surgery. "We know the risk of miscarriage is extremely high in the first 12 to 18 months after having weight loss surgery. Your body is working so hard to help this fetus grow but at the same time, you're dropping all this weight. It's counterintuitive to what a body should be doing during a pregnancy," he explained. Fishman did, however, make it a point to say that this "doesn't mean she won't have a successful pregnancy," and indicated that Slaton will be under careful medical observation during her pregnancy. 

The first season of the Slaton sisters' show detailed Amy's desire to start a family, which was her main motivation to lose the weight and get the requisite surgery.