Parent et al examine the risk for perinatal complications in women with a history of bariatric surgery by comparing them with mothers without operations and examining the association of the operation-to-birth interval with perinatal outcomes. It was found that the infants of mothers with a previous bariatric operation had a greater likelihood of perinatal complications than the infants of mothers without. Operation-to-birth intervals of less than 2 years were associated with higher risks for prematurity and neonatal intensive care unit admission.
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