How does bulimia affect me if I'm pregnant?

Risk for you & fetus. Pregnancy takes a lot of a woman as the fetus takes what it needs to develop. Bulimia leads to skewed balance of electrolytes and also can affect the nutritional balance you growing child needs. Absolutely let you doctor know you have this problem and seek help to control it for you and for the baby to be.

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How does bulimia affect me if I'm pregnant?

Very badly. Bulimia is unsafe when you're not pregnant, and worse if you are. Electrolyte imbalances from repeated vomiting can come through to your baby. Also you risk premature delivery, low birth weight, delayed fetal growth, fetal death or stillbirth, gestational diabetes, and hypertension since many bulimic woman gain excess weight in pregnancy. Please tell your OB so you can get needed help. Read more...