Letters Pregnancy after bariatric surgery

Pregnancy after bariatric surgery does not affect weight loss

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6293 (Published 24 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6293
  1. Aderinsola Alatishe, medical student1,
  2. Basil J Ammori, consultant laparoscopic bariatric surgeon and honorary professor of surgery1,
  3. Akheel A Syed, consultant endocrinologist and honorary senior lecturer1
  1. 1Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and University Teaching Hospital, Salford M6 8HD, UK
  1. aas{at}drsyed.org

Maternal obesity increases the risk of pregnancy complications,1 2 3 4 and rates of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes are lower after bariatric surgery.4 5 Although women are advised to avoid pregnancy for 12-24 months after bariatric surgery owing to fears of fetal undernutrition and reduced weight loss benefits,3 4 little …

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