A number of published studies have addressed the issue of outcomes after bariatric surgery. One of the largest studies to date evaluated the perinatal outcome of 159,210 deliveries occurring in Israel between 1988 and 2002. Of these deliveries, 298 were from women who had previously undergone bariatric surgery [30, 31]. Although there was a higher rate of caesarean delivery in the bariatric surgery group (25.2 vs. 12.2%), no difference was found in perinatal mortality, congenital malformations and Apgar scores at 1 and 5 min.
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