Infants Born Soon After Mother’s Bariatric Surgery Face Incr
Infants who were born less than two years after a mother’s bariatric surgery are at higher risk for prematurity, neonatal ICU (NICU) admission, and small size for gestational age compared with women who had not undergone bariatric surgery or those who waited longer between bariatric surgery and childbirth, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery.

This study underscores the higher-risk status of this population and may indicate that a recently postoperative mother with underlying nutritional, metabolic and physiological changes is at an elevated risk for perinatal complications, concluded authors Brodie Parent, MD, MPH, and his colleagues at the University of Washington Medical Center, in Seattle...