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Bariatric surgery

Managing women in pregnancy after bariatric surgery: the midwife as the co-ordinator of care

Obesity is graded according to a BMI measurement >35 kg/m2 Morbid obesity is classified as a BMI measurement >40 kg/m2 (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), 2014) It is predicted...

Diagnosing gestational diabetes mellitus in women following bariatric surgery: A national survey of lead diabetes midwives

In the UK, approximately one fifth of women aged 16–40 years are obese (body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m2) and half of all women are either obese or overweight (Buchwald et al, 2009) Obesity is a...

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