5. Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

  1. Deborah L. Conway MD
  1. Anatte Karmon MD1 and
  2. Eyal Sheiner MD, PhD2

Published Online: 18 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444391183.ch5

Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management

Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management

How to Cite

Karmon, A. and Sheiner, E. (2011) Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery, in Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management (ed D. L. Conway), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444391183.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas School of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefi ore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben - Gurion University of the Negev, Beer - Sheva, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196482

Online ISBN: 9781444391183



  • pregnancy after bariatric surgery;
  • bariatric surgery, effective for obesity - decreasing obesity-related medical complications;
  • reproductive benefits and complications - and weight loss surgery;
  • infertility, complications of obesity - to anovulatory cycles and disorders, as polycystic ovarian syndrome;
  • pregnancy-related complications and maternal outcomes - in post-bariatric surgery pregnancies;
  • gestational diabetes mellitus, obesity-related disease - procedure type, affecting GDM rate in postoperative women;
  • bariatric surgery effect - on mode of subsequent deliveries, unclear;
  • bariatric surgery and fetal complications - malformations, as neural tube defects (NTDs);
  • interval to conception after bariatric surgery - no consensus on guidelines


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Fertility

  • Pregnancy-related complications

  • Bariatric surgery and fetal complications

  • Interval to pregnancy after bariatric surgery

  • Type of bariatric procedure

  • Conclusions and recommendations

  • References