The first step in the nutrition management of the pregnant woman with AN or BN is identification of the eating disorder. Assuming that prenatal care is sought, many women with AN or BN do not disclose their conditions at any of their prenatal visits [42, 46, 49]. In addition, most obstetricians do not inquire about eating disorders in their patients. For example, only 18% of obstetricians in prenatal clinics questioned their pregnant patients about AN and BN . The secrecy of these disorders and lack of inquiry lead to suboptimal care of these pregnant women.
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