Nutrition in Pregnancy Following Bariatric Surgery
AbstractThe widespread use of bariatric surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity has led to a dramatic increase in the numbers of women who become pregnant post-surgery. This can present new challenges, including a higher risk of protein and calorie malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies in pregnancy due to increased maternal and fetal demand. We undertook a focused, narrative review of the literature and present pragmatic recommendations. It is advisable to delay pregnancy for at least 12 months following bariatric surgery. Comprehensive pre-conception and antenatal care is essential to achieving the best outcomes. Nutrition in pregnancy following bariatric surgery requires specialist monitoring and management. A multidisciplinary approach to care is desirable with close monitoring for deficiencies at each trimester. View Full-Text
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Slater, C.; Morris, L.; Ellison, J.; Syed, A.A. Nutrition in Pregnancy Following Bariatric Surgery. Nutrients 2017, 9, 1338.
Slater C, Morris L, Ellison J, Syed AA. Nutrition in Pregnancy Following Bariatric Surgery. Nutrients. 2017; 9(12):1338.Chicago/Turabian Style
Slater, Christopher; Morris, Lauren; Ellison, Jodi; Syed, Akheel A. 2017. "Nutrition in Pregnancy Following Bariatric Surgery." Nutrients 9, no. 12: 1338.
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