Mixed results seen in pregnancy complications after weight loss bariatric surgery

February 26, 2015 5:23 PM

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A study about the possible risks and complications during pregnancy and delivery after a bariatric surgery conducted at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has concluded that it could have both positive and negative effects. While the women who lost weight significantly as a result of this surgery were seen to be significantly less prone to diabetes during pregnancy, they were twice as likely to deliver smaller-than-normal infants.

The study was conducted as the number of bariatric operations carried out in Sweden went up to 8,000 last year, an astoundingly huge 80 percent of which were carried out on women. There has also been a sharp rise in the number of women becoming pregnant after bariatric surgery.

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