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dc.contributor.authorGonzález, Irene
dc.contributor.authorLecube Torelló, Albert
dc.contributor.authorRubio, Miguel Ángel
dc.contributor.authorGarcía Luna, Pedro Pablo
dc.description.abstractThe significant increase in the prevalence of obesity has led to an increase in the number of obese women who become pregnant. In this setting, in recent years, there has been an exponential rise in the number of bariatric procedures, with approximately half of them performed in women of childbearing age, and a remarkable surge in the number of women who become pregnant after having undergone bariatric surgery (BS). These procedures entail the risk of nutritional deficiencies, and nutrition is a crucial aspect during pregnancy. Therefore, knowledge and awareness of the consequences of these techniques on maternal and fetal outcomes is essential. Current evidence suggests a better overall obstetric outcome after BS, in comparison to morbid obese women managed conservatively, with a reduction in the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus, pregnancy-associated hypertensive disorders, macrosomia, and congenital defects. However, the risk of potential maternal nutritional deficiencies and newborns small for gestational age cannot be overlooked. Results concerning the incidence of preterm delivery and the number of C-sections are less consistent. In this paper, we review the updated evidence regarding the impact of BS on pregnancy.ca_ES
dc.publisherDove Medical Pressca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Women’s Health, 2016, vol. 8, p. 721-729ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by-nc (c) González et al., 2016ca_ES
dc.subjectBariatric surgeryca_ES
dc.subjectMaternal and fetal outcomesca_ES
dc.subjectGestational diabetes mellitusca_ES
dc.subjectSmall for gestational ageca_ES
dc.titlePregnancy after bariatric surgery: improving outcomes for mother and childca_ES

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