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Bariatric surgery affects a woman's risk of pregnancy complications
Bariatric surgery affects a woman (March 3, 2015 - Insidermedicine) From Sweden - Weight loss surgery affects a woman's risk of pregnancy complications, according to a report published in the NEJM. Researchers studied nearly 600 pregnancies among women who had undergone bariatric surgery, and compared these to over 2,300 pregnant women with the same BMI but no history of bariatric surgery. Results showed that women who had undergone the surgery were at lower risk of gestational diabetes, but also, 2x more likely to give birth to babies who were small for their gestational age. The women who had undergone surgery also had shorter pregnancies.
 
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