Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Fewer Delivery Complications

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obesity makes pregnancy complications more likely. But new research suggests that women who’ve undergone weight-loss surgery might have a safer delivery.

“We know that obesity and overweight are dangerous in connection with childbirth,” said study author Dr. Olof Stephansson, of Karolinska Institute in Solna, Sweden.

Weight-loss [bariatric] surgery “is by far your best option if you want a lasting weight reduction over time,” he said in an institute news release.

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