Weight-Loss Surgery May Jeopardize Pregnancy

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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:

Yet another downside of removing healthy organs…

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2 Comments

  1. Emma
    Yeah, try to tell that to an overweight woman who has tried to get pregnant for years. I'm sure it would go well! "May Jeopardize Pregnancy" - But only if you managed to get pregnant in the first place. Those studies show the risks and reduced health of babies after a surgery. There is no other context.

    Bariatric surgery and pregnancy are usually linked with only one way: As a solution to childlessness. Severe overweight is a major contributor when a woman can't conceive. Bariatric surgery can help with that. So what if there are additional risks, at least you managed to conceive! Low carb could be the healthier way to do it, but despite all the information, some people just can't do it with low carb alone (like me).

    Also, it would be interesting to see the risk figures in relation to risks of other conditions, like type 1 or two diabetes, pregnancy diabetes, or glutein intolerance. Would give some perspective on what those figures mean.

  2. Sarahjeffries
    Your weight can affect your infertility, check it and make sure your weight is balanced aboutgettingpregnant.com

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