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  • Eating Disorders Connected to Fertility Problems in Women, says Study

    Women with a history of anorexia or bulimia will most likely find themselves having a difficult time conceiving, says a study.
  • Says lead author Abigail Easter, from the Institute of Psychiatry at the King’s College London,
    “Pregnancy can be a difficult time for women with eating disorders and this is the first time feelings about pregnancy have been looked at amongst this group of women.”

    Women with a history of eating disorders are therefore highly encouraged to first seek the advice of their physicians before trying to get pregnant, in order to be aware of the potential risks and complications that their condition will have on their babies.


    Sources:
    •    August 4, 2011. Robert Preidt. “Eating Disorders Can Harm Women’s Fertility” nlm.nih.gov
    •    “Eating Disorders Influence the Fertility of Women” drsamgirgis.com
    •    August 3, 2011. “Eating disorders linked to fertility problems in women” Netdoctor.co.uk


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