Detection and management of eating disorders during pregnancy.

  title={Detection and management of eating disorders during pregnancy.},
  author={Debra L. Franko and Emily Borman Spurrell},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={95 6 Pt 1},
Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are associated with potential negative consequences during pregnancy, including higher rates of miscarriage, low birth weight, obstetric complications, and postpartum depression. Women with eating disorders are reluctant to disclose symptoms to health care providers, so it is important for obstetric clinicians to be aware of warning signs and assessment techniques to identify them. Signs suggestive of eating disorders include lack of… CONTINUE READING