Eating Disorders Harm The Mother And The Baby

Pregnancy is generally regarded as a cure for eating disorders. Studies have shown that pregnant women seldom having eating disorders when they are expecting their baby. A craving for food is a natural consequence of pregnancy. However, some women try to stay thin deliberately when they are pregnant and this can endanger both the mother and the baby.

Women resort to vomiting and binge eating among others to stay thin during pregnancy. Mothers who do not attempt to control their eating disorder symptoms during pregnancy risk miscarriage, and the birth of a child with medical conditions and health problems like low birth weight, respiratory problems diabetes, still born children. The mother is more likely to suffer depression and complications during labor if she has an eating disorder. It is the responsibility of the mother to safeguard the unborn child and cure her eating disorders through discipline when she becomes pregnant.

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