Conclusion

Women with active AN or BN during pregnancy are at high risk for adverse outcomes. Ideally, treatment of the AN or BN should occur prior to conception. If not feasible, screening for and assessment of eating disorders during prenatal visits is critical. If an eating disorder is detected, then interdisciplinary care is vital to address all medical issues of the mother and developing fetus. Nutrition requirements of both the mother and fetus must be addressed, and eating patterns and behaviors that optimize a consistent and appropriate stream of nutrients to mother and fetus are key components of care. Treatment of the woman with AN or BN during pregnancy should not end at delivery, but rather, must continue into the postpartum period and beyond.

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Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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