Bariatric surgery and pregnancy: the magical solution?

  title={Bariatric surgery and pregnancy: the magical solution?},
  author={Kent A Willis and Eyal Sheiner},
  journal={Journal of perinatal medicine},
  volume={41 2},
The obesity epidemic is a problem of global importance with a profound impact on maternal-fetal health. Currently, 1 in 5 women, worldwide, are obese at time of conception. Normalizing pregravid weight may significantly reduce obstetrical complications and alter the long-term weight status of mother and child. Bariatric surgery is the most efficient form of weight loss in severely obese women. Surgery has the exciting potential to treat obesity in women of reproductive age and to prevent… CONTINUE READING


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