Table of Contents
ISRN Obesity
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 492060, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/492060
Review Article

Nutrition and Pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery

1Department of General, Endocrine and Transplant Surgery, Medical University of Gdansk, 17 Smoluchowskiego Street, 80-211 Gdańsk, Poland
2Department of Gynecology, Gynecological Oncology and Endocrinological Gynecology, Medical University of Gdansk, 1A Kliniczna Street, 80-402 Gdańsk, Poland
3Department of Neonatology, Medical University of Gdansk, 1A Kliniczna Street, 80-402 Gdańsk, Poland

Received 26 November 2012; Accepted 16 December 2012

Academic Editors: J. J. Gleysteen, H. Gordish-Dressman, and D. Micic

Copyright © 2013 Lukasz Kaska et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Obesity is an escalating problem in all age groups and it is observed to be more common in females than males. About 25% of women meet the criteria of obesity and one-third of them are in the reproductive age. Because morbid obesity requiring surgical treatment is observed with increasing frequency, surgeons and gynecologists are undergoing new challenges. It is not only a matter of women’s health and their quality of life but also proper development of the fetus, which should be a concern during bariatric treatment. Therefore complex perinatal care has to be provided for morbid obesity patients. The paper reviews pregnancy and fertility issues in bariatric surgery patients.