Pregnancy and Weight Loss Surgery

  • Mimi Harrison
  • Lauren Miller
  • Naif AlEnazi
  • Daniel HerronEmail author
Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)


The dramatic increase in the incidence of obesity has resulted in an overwhelming increase in the number of bariatric, or weight loss, operations performed in the United States. These operations induce long-term weight loss through a combination of volume restriction, hormonal changes, and alterations in nutrient absorption. As a result, bariatric surgery patients may suffer from nutritional deficiencies over the long term and need to be followed closely before, during, and after pregnancy. Bariatric patients are given regimens of nutritional supplementation that are specific for their type of operation. This chapter describes the different types of bariatric operations and the nutritional disturbances associated with each one. Additionally, the standard recommendations for supplementation and follow-up are reviewed. Alterations to these regimens during pregnancy are discussed. Pregnancy outcomes after bariatric surgery are reviewed.


Bariatric surgery Weight loss surgery Gastric bypass Sleeve gastrectomy Gastric band Lap Band Biliopancreatic diversion Duodenal switch Pregnancy Nutrition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mimi Harrison
    • 1
  • Lauren Miller
    • 1
  • Naif AlEnazi
    • 1
  • Daniel Herron
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Mount Sinai Health SystemNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

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