Bariatric Surgery and Pregnancy

  • Kate C. Arnold
  • Caroline J. Flint


Sixty percent of reproductive aged women are overweight or obese. Overweight is defined as having a BMI of more than 25, obesity is defined as a BMI of greater than 30, and class 3 obesity is defined as a BMI greater than 40. Pregnant women who have undergone bariatric surgery should be monitored for nutritional deficiencies [1].


Obesity BMI Malabsorptive 


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    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. ACOG practice bulletin No. 105: bariatric surgery and pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2009;113:1405–13.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kate C. Arnold
    • 1
  • Caroline J. Flint
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OB/GYNUniversity of Oklahoma HSCOklahoma CityUSA

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