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How are binge eating and pregnancy related?

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If you're a woman with binge eating disorder and you're pregnant, you might need extra support to help you and your baby stay healthy.

A good first step toward a successful pregnancy is to learn how bingeing affects your body and your unborn child.

SOURCES:

UpToDate: “Eating disorders in pregnant women.”

National Eating Disorders Association: “Binge Eating Disorder,” “Pregnancy and Eating Disorders.”

News release, University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

M. Algars. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2014.

Linna, M. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 2013.

Vandenberg, K. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 2012.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Good Health Before Pregnancy: Preconception Care.”

Ulman, T. Sleep, 2012.

Siega-Riz, AM. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2009.

Linna, M. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2014.

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Health Issues of Premature Babies.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on September 27, 2020

SOURCES:

UpToDate: “Eating disorders in pregnant women.”

National Eating Disorders Association: “Binge Eating Disorder,” “Pregnancy and Eating Disorders.”

News release, University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

M. Algars. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2014.

Linna, M. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 2013.

Vandenberg, K. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 2012.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Good Health Before Pregnancy: Preconception Care.”

Ulman, T. Sleep, 2012.

Siega-Riz, AM. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2009.

Linna, M. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2014.

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Health Issues of Premature Babies.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on September 27, 2020

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