Obesity Surgery

, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp 1352–1356 | Cite as

The Controversy of the Most Proper Time for Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery: a Review of Ten Cases

  • Shahla Chaichian
  • Bahram Moazzami
  • Fatemeh Jesmi
  • Abdolreza PazoukiEmail author
  • Mohadeseh Pishgahroudsari
  • Somayeh Mokhber
  • Sajedeh Riazi
Brief Communication



Many infertile obese women conceive after bariatric surgery after many years, while guidelines prohibit them from pregnancy for at least 12–18 months after surgery, due to complications.


We hereby present 11 cases in our research center, pregnant in less than 12 months after surgery from 2011 to 2015, to evaluate their pregnancy outcome and complications.


The mean conception time was 3.6 months after surgery and mean birth weight was 2695 g. Regarding neonatal/fetal complications, there was one case of intrauterine growth retardation and one NICU hospitalization. Among pregnancy complications, eight patients had hyperemesis gravidarum and one had pre-eclampsia.


The results of the present study suggest revising setting a contraindication for conception for patients undergoing bariatric surgery.


Bariatric surgery Pregnancy outcome Obesity 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

For this type of study (retrospective studies), formal consent is not required.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shahla Chaichian
    • 1
  • Bahram Moazzami
    • 2
  • Fatemeh Jesmi
    • 3
  • Abdolreza Pazouki
    • 3
    Email author
  • Mohadeseh Pishgahroudsari
    • 3
  • Somayeh Mokhber
    • 3
  • Sajedeh Riazi
    • 3
  1. 1.Minimally Invasive Techniques Research Center in Women, Tehran Medical Sciences BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Pars Advanced & Minimally Invasive Manners Research CenterPars HospitalTehranIran
  3. 3.Minimally Invasive Surgery Research CenterIran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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