Need to manage pregnancy after bariatric surgery

Support through pregnancy

The joy you feel when you become pregnant is wonderful, especially after such an emotionally turbulent path in the lead up to this point.

Supporting pregnant women after bariatric surgery. There are important aspects to pregnancy care needed for women who have had bariatric surgery. This involves: nutrition support, mental support, gestational weight gain monitoring, and fetal monitoring (by obstetricians).

If pregnancy is not carefully managed by specialists this may compromise the health of both mothers and babies.

Heightened pregnancy risks for overweight patients and post-bariatric-surgery

  • Miscarriage
  • Premature births
  • Reduced baby growth rate
  • A range of nutrient deficiencies in mother and baby
  • Higher blood pressure and preeclampsia
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Limited milk production and breastfeeding difficulties

How Dr Daiva ensures you and your baby stay safe during pregnancy

Dr Daiva is a bariatric physician with special interest in antenatal and postnatal care at Royal Woman’s Hospital (Randwick), Prince Alfred Hospital (Camperdown) and Royal North Shore Hospital (St Leonards)

Aspects of antenatal care after the weight loss surgery include:

  • Advising on the best diet, exercise routines and pregnancy supplements.
  • Monitoring and managing micronutrients (vitamins) and macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and healthy fats) during pregnancy.
  • Liaising with midwives, obstetricians and GPs with special interest in antenatal shared care.

Our commitment to you

With our specialised antenatal care you are assured of:

  • Expert support. As a highly trained bariatric physician, Dr Daiva addresses important aspects and challenges faced by overweight or post bariatric surgery patients.
  • The personal approach. We take time to listen, understand and address your needs.
  • Working as a Team. At every stage of your pregnancy Dr Daiva and My Weight Loss Specialists are here to give you as much support and information as possible so you can look after yourself and your baby.

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