Female Safety of Pregnancy Following Bariatric Surgery
Long considered a lifestyle disorder, Obesity is increasingly becoming a health concern for India, one that predisposes patients to many life threatening disorders.
While it requires surgical intervention for morbid cases, Obesity and its health implications are largely misunderstood. As an association of bariatric surgeons in India, OSSI aims to create & disseminate information on Obesity to educate & help not only the morbidly obese but also readers who may wish to learn more about this medical condition.
Our blog aims to facilitate knowledge & experience sharing on surgical treatments, new techniques and research for the advancement of bariatric treatments in India, with each article thoughtfully contributed.
Studies have demonstrated that BMI increase is associated with higher miscarriage rate and lower mature oocyte yield. Also, morbidly obese pregnant women are endangered by high risk pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum complications. Pregnancy after surgical bariatric treatment appears to be a complex medical challenge. It is necessary to inform women about supplementation and additional laboratory tests and possible negative influence of bariatric surgery on their future pregnancies. It is suggested that women after bariatric surgery who become pregnant need to be followed up by a group of specialists including a nutritionist, an educated nursing staff, an obstetrician, an endocrinologist, an internal medicine specialist, and a bariatric surgeon.