WLS is a baby killer
In the Metro: Mother reveals how gastric bypass op starved unborn baby to death, subtitled "A once obese mother has revealed how her gastric bypass killed her unborn baby by starving it of nutrition in the womb."
They're now saying that women between the ages of (roughly) 14 and 55 shouldn't ever drink or smoke, just in case we become pregnant. It's called preconception care.
But, doctors are all too happy to subject fat women of childbearing age to medically enforced starvation.
Almost everyone in my generation (I was born in the sixties) was born to a woman who'd smoked and/or had a few drinks while pregnant. Not before they got pregnant or accidently, a couple of times afterward. Throughout the pregnancy, without knowing there were any risks involved in doing so.
We lived. Starvation kills.
The article ends with:
Dr Ian Campbell, a GP and obesity expert, said it was likely that baby Juli died from ‘micro-nutrient deficiency’.
A spokeswoman for Imperial College Healthcare NHS, which runs Charing Cross Hospital, said patients who have a gastric bypass operation should avoid pregnancy for two years.
But is the situation really going to be better after two years of undereating? Isn't it more likely going to be worse, the longer post-surgery people are? I suspect that (semi)starvation - especially when accompanied by the nutritional deficiencies that come along with weight loss surgery - isn't good for anyone, not even fat people. Especially not for women who want to have healthy babies.