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Pregnancy and Eating Disorders

Pregnant and Struggling with an Eating Disorder?

Pregnancy and eating disorders can be overwhelming and may require extra attention to ensure physical and emotional health. The National Eating Disorder Association has prepared some do’s and don’ts to help women struggling with an eating disorder have a healthy pregnancy. Here is the infographic:

 

pregnancy and eating disorders

 

Summary of Recommendations:

  • Be honest with your healthcare providers about your eating disorder history
  • Seek out support for coping with your eating disorder and body changes
  • Attend a prenatal exercise class for a healthy exercise option
  • Tailor your schedule to your pregnancy and cut back if needed. This is a time to focus on caring for your mind, body, and emotions!

After Pregnancy

Don’t forget after pregnancy as well. Women who have struggled with depression are more susceptible to postpartum depression. It’s important to seek help and support, especially when feeling overwhelmed by new responsibilities and stress. New parenthood is an emotional time for most. You may also be able to bring your baby with you to a therapy session if needed. Contact us for support during and after pregnancy at 832-559-2622 or schedule an appointment online.

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Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
Rachel’s passion is to help people discover their personal gifts and strengths to achieve self-acceptance, create a healthy relationship with food, mind and body, and find meaning and fulfillment in work and life roles. She helps people create nurturance and healing from within to restore balance and enoughness and overcome binge eating, emotional eating, anxiety, depression and lack of career fulfillment.

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