Eating disorders and pregnancy: Proposed treatment guidelines for obstetricians and gynecologists


Pregnant women with eating disorders are at risk for multiple complications to both the woman and the fetus. Eating disorders are particularly prevalent among adolescent girls and young women. This paper suggests a road map for the obstetrician gynecologist caring for women who either have an active eating disorder, report a history of a prior eating disorder, or when the clinician suspects that the woman may have an eating disorder which has not been previously identified. Proposed treatment guidelines are outlined.

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Fornari, V. , Dancyger, I. , Renz, J. , Skolnick, R. and Rochelson, B. (2014) Eating disorders and pregnancy: Proposed treatment guidelines for obstetricians and gynecologists. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4, 90-94. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2014.42016.

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