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Birth complications are more common within two years of bariatric surgery, study finds

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5651 (Published 20 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5651
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London

Women who give birth less than two years after having bariatric surgery have a higher risk of their infant being premature, requiring neonatal intensive care, or being small for gestational age than women who had the surgery less recently, a study published in JAMA Surgery has found.1

To examine the risk of perinatal complications US researchers studied birth and maternal discharge data on 1859 women who had had bariatric surgery before childbirth in Washington state and compared them with …

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