eating disorders and pregnancy?
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February 23rd, 2010, 01:12 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Northern California
Hi there... I can't believe I just noticed this forum. =]
I'm 22 and pregnant for the first time. I'm about 8 weeks in. I've been bulimic for the past 6 years and also go through periods of restricting calories. I see a therapist pretty regularly, and I'm also in a support group, so I suppose I'm in recovery, but I know I have a long way to go. Since I found out that I'm pregnant, I've been doing a good job of not obsessing about calories and not purging because I obviously want my baby to be healthy and well-nourished, but it's not easy! Every morning I wake up in a horrible mood because I know my clothes are tighter than normal, but there is nothing I can do to prevent gaining weight.
I'm really hoping that taking the next several months off of eating disordered behaviors will help me to stop them completely, but I do have some concerns.
How did you all deal with the weight gain without going crazy?
Did you return to full-fledged eating disordered behaviors after giving birth?
Do any of you have daughters? Do you worry about passing on the same behaviors?
Nice to meet you all..
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