After weight-loss surgery – when you surgically bypass almost the whole stomach and part of the intestine – the body cannot easily absorb the nutrients it needs anymore. There’s a risk of all sorts of malnutrition.
How does this work when the need for nutrition is at its greatest – in pregnancy? The answer is as would be expected:
- NYT: Weight Loss Surgery Raises Some Pregnancy Risks
- BMJ: Perinatal outcomes after bariatric surgery: nationwide population based matched cohort study
Yet another downside of removing healthy organs…