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Weight-loss surgery and risk of pregnancy and birth complications
by European Association for the Study of Obesity
"pregnant women with a history of weight-loss surgery should be considered as high-risk, be provided additional support throughout pregnancy, and mother and baby should be monitored closely"
It's no great surprise that surgically-induced undernutrition might have an impact on the health of offspring. Studies from dieting mothers in Japan show us that babies born to them have lower density kidney tissue which means they'll be permanently predisposed to high blood pressure, increasing their risk of stroke. Studies of women who were pregnant during famines show us that those babies went on to have a higher risk of cardiovascular dise