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Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

Nutritional Concerns

Snow, Denise, JD, CNM, NP, RN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: January/February 2019 - Volume 44 - Issue 1 - p 54
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000497
ONGOING COLUMNS: Nutrition for the Family

Nutritional deficiencies in the post bariatric surgery pregnant woman are a complex problem. Our nutrition expert, Denise Snow, explains how knowing the potential nutritional deficiencies, the importance of monitoring, and the issues related to appropriate supplementation is essential to provide the best care for pregnant women after bariatric surgery.

Denise Snow is a clinical associate professor in the School of Nursing at the State University of New York at Stonybrook, Stonybrook, NY, and a healthcare law attorney in private practice. Dr. Snow can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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