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What are signs of more than simple pregnancy cravings?

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You’re dealing with more than simple pregnancy cravings if you:

  • Feel out of control when you eat
  • Often eat in secret because of feelings of shame or guilt

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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