Bariatric Surgery before Pregnancy — Is This a Solution to a Big Problem?

N Engl J Med 2015; 372:877-878
Author: Aaron B. Caughey, M.D., Ph.D.
“The current study underscores that bariatric surgery has the potential to reduce the risks of gestational diabetes and large-for-gestational-age neonates but is also associated with some risks in pregnancy. Decisions regarding bariatric surgery in women of reproductive age should take into account the benefits and risks associated with this not inconsequential procedure in terms of both pregnancy and long-term health.”
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