Bariatric surgery linked to premature birth, low birth weight

11/13/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

For women who underwent weight-loss surgery, the odds of having babies born prematurely or with low birth weight were higher compared with women who did not undergo the procedure, Swedish researchers found. However, rates of stillbirth and mortality within the first 27 days of life did not vary between the two groups, according to the study published in BMJ.

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