Weight loss surgery reduces the problems of pregnancy

For many women, weight loss surgery as an option, effective weight loss. But researchers say little about the impact of weight loss surgery on the risk of pregnancy complications.Of these, 269 had surgery for weight loss before delivery and 316 had surgery after birth. Gastric bypass surgery has been the choice of weight loss for most women.

Researchers say that about a third of women of childbearing age in the United States are obese, defined as having a body mass index of 30 and 6 percent -8 percent are obese with a BMI above 40.

In the study, published in the British Medical Journal, researchers compared the risk of complications related to pregnancy, high blood pressure in 585 obese women aged 16 to 45 years undergoing surgery for weight loss before or after the pregnancy from 2002 to 2006.

Obese women are more likely to develop complications during pregnancy, for example, or pre-eclampsia, which increases the risk of premature birth and infant mortality.

before pregnancy can help prevent complications of pregnancy in obese women.

Researcher Wendy L. Bennett, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University of Medicine and colleagues say the results suggest that bariatric surgery should be considered for women of childbearing age with a BMI of 40 or more or a BMI of 35 or more with related health problems.

For new prospective studies recruited participants, informed consent can – and should – address such sharing. But the sharing of genetic information raises ethical questions for longitudinal cohort studies, including ACT, which started long before dbGaP was founded in 2006. Few data sharing existing informed consent process through this new mechanism. Ideally, Dr. Ludman suggested, research grants include funding and time to pursue reconsent.

The results showed that almost 15 percent of women who gave birth before bariatric surgery had preeclampsia or eclampsia , compared to about 3 percent of women who have undergone surgery before delivery .