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Could women who had anorexia in the past still get pregnant?
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Dr. John Botti
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: With caution
Infants of women with anorexia have lesser birthweight , smaller head circumferences and a 16% rate of microcephaly compared to control patients, due to less maternal pregnancy weight gain, increased nausea/ vomiting of pregnancy, and increased recurrence of anorectic symptoms.
Unintended pregnancy /early pregnancy loss are increased. Prepregnancy evaluation by a clinical team is critical!

In brief: With caution
Infants of women with anorexia have lesser birthweight , smaller head circumferences and a 16% rate of microcephaly compared to control patients, due to less maternal pregnancy weight gain, increased nausea/ vomiting of pregnancy, and increased recurrence of anorectic symptoms.
Unintended pregnancy /early pregnancy loss are increased. Prepregnancy evaluation by a clinical team is critical!
Dr. John Botti
Dr. John Botti
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes provided she is getting a period once a month.

In brief: Yes
Yes provided she is getting a period once a month.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Potentially
I would make sure you are followed by a obstetrician for any concerns; before, during, and after pregnancy.

In brief: Potentially
I would make sure you are followed by a obstetrician for any concerns; before, during, and after pregnancy.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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