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Micronutrients, Bariatric Surgery, and the Obstetrical Patient
Women who have had bariatric surgery require special care during pregnancy, particularly with assessment of micronutrient deficiencies and appropriate replacement. Here’s one ob/gyn’s approach.
Does Lifestyle Advice Affect Outcomes for Overweight Pregnant Women?
Lifestyle advice, including diet and exercise information, can reduce the number of infants who are born weighing more than 4 kg (8.8 lb) among overweight and obese pregnant women, research shows.
Spice Up PCOS Therapies: The Role of Cinnamon
For patients with PCOS, a common household ingredient may help improve symptoms of the disorder. However, lifestyle modifications that support weight loss and healthful eating remain key to improving symptoms.
Inadequate Weight Gain in Pregnancy Increases Infant Mortality
Babies whose mothers did not gain enough weight during pregnancy are at increased risk for death within their first year of life, new study findings show.
Study Sheds Light on What Factors Lead to a Normal Pregnancy
Promoting health and wellness, including an increase in fruit intake and receipt of a steady paycheck, may help reduce pregnancy complications, study finds.
Bariatric Surgery Affects Fetal Growth, Linked to Preterm Birth
Babies born to women who have undergone bariatric surgery for weight loss were more likely to be premature and to be small for gestational age.
Guidelines Issued to Properly Diagnose, Manage Diabetes in Pregnancy
All pregnant women should be tested for diabetes by 13 weeks’ gestation and tested again for gestational diabetes between 24 and 28 weeks’ gestation, say new guidelines.