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Pregnancy after diabetes obesity surgery (PADOS): Qualitative study of pre-pregnancy care

Shawe, J, Cooke, D, Hart, K, McGowan, BM, Pring, C, Subramanian, D and Whyte, M (2014) Pregnancy after diabetes obesity surgery (PADOS): Qualitative study of pre-pregnancy care Pregnancy Hypertension, 4 (3). p. 238.

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Half of all bariatric surgical procedures are in women of childbearing age. Surgery may improve fertility yet exacerbate nutritional deficiencies, that may be disadvantageous to the fetus. A frequently encountered subgroup of obese women have type 2 diabetes. The health risks, to both mother and child, of diabetes in pregnancy are well described including 4.7× risk of stillbirth and 2× risk of congenital abnormality. What is not clear is whether bariatric surgery mitigates or complicates the health consequences of women with obesity and diabetes in pregnancy. In addition the influence of the type of surgery, the optimal interval between surgery and conception and evidence based preconception recommendations are unknown. This study complements wider research aiming to inform optimal management of this patient population. Obese diabetic women require clear guidance regarding pregnancy planning after surgery. This study will develop an understanding of the barriers and facilitators (psychological, behavioural, attitudinal and nutritional) to achieving effective pre-pregnancy health and care in women with type 2 diabetes who have undergone metabolic surgery. Currently women's perception of fertility issues and risks after bariatric surgery is unknown and thus a qualitative interpretive paradigm was chosen. Interviews with the target population will explore decision-making processes; experience regarding metabolic surgery and perceived pregnancy risk. Interviews with a broad range of health professionals involved in bariatric care will include rationale for selected surgical procedure and post surgery referral processes e.g. contraceptive care. This will advance understanding of how to provide targeted support and monitoring.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Nutrition
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine > Department of Nutritional Sciences
Authors :
Shawe, J
Cooke, D
Hart, K
McGowan, BM
Pring, C
Subramanian, D
Whyte, M
Date : July 2014
DOI : 10.1016/j.preghy.2014.03.027
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 19 Oct 2016 09:48
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:48

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