How does weight loss surgery affect pregnancy?

March 30, 2015 9:55 PM

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This past Sunday in the New York Times, there was a wonderful article written by an OB-GYN talking about all the difficulties and dangers of being significantly obese and having a baby. Obesity is certainly a national problem and currently over one-third of Americans are classified as obese. In my practice, I see it as a growing problem in patients.

Obesity is associated with a long list of health problems, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular problems and joint pain -- just to name a few. These medical problems present a challenge during pregnancy, so it's becoming more popular for women with significant weight problems to o...

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