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bariatric surgery, obesity, preconception counseling



  1. Riordan, Joan Katherine LTC(R), AN, MSN, FNP-BC


Abstract: Obesity has increased exponentially in the United States, affecting over 78 million individuals. As the rates of obesity increase, providers encounter more women with a history of bariatric surgery. Certain bariatric procedures can change how essential nutrients are absorbed. Preconception counseling assists in identifying potential deficiencies early.