Oct 13, 2009

Eating Disorders, Fertility and Pregnancy

Women nowadays suffer from constant  exposure to "super thin beauty" and feel a lot of pressure to keep their bodies thin and toned. I mean...just open any magazine and what do you see?
ultra thin models, who are supposedly the ultimate standard of glamour and beauty - the ideal body type!
It's no wonder so many millions of people don't feel comfortable in their own skin and women specially may succumb to the pressure and develop eating disorders, like bulimia and anorexia.

So what happens when women with an eating disorder try to conceive a baby or are actually expecting a child?
"It is a growing and disturbing fact that more and more pregnant women are suffering eating disorders for fear of gaining too much of weight during pregnancy. By restricting calories and over exercising during pregnancy, you are consequently putting your own health and your baby’s health at risk."

If you are trying to conceive and have an eating disorder, your chances to conceive can be greatly reduced. If you are already pregnant and suffer from bulimia or anorexia, you should think of your baby first and recognize that you have a problem that can be fatal for your little one.

"Do not silently struggle with your eating disorder alone. Seeking professional help or confiding in family and friends, by no means will make you a bad mother in their eyes. The earlier you have the help of your support group and medical treatment, the better are your chances of successfully dealing with it. "

Click here to go the gurgle.com site and read more information on Eating Disorders affecting fertility and pregnancy


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