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Women With Anorexia Likely to Have Underweight Babies

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A recent study found that pregnant women with the eating condition anorexia nervosa are five times more likely to give birth to babies who are underweight.

The 38th Annual Meeting of ESHRE results also demonstrates a significantly elevated risk (298%) of premature birth and a more than doubled likelihood (341%) of placental abruption. This is contrasted with mothers who do not have anorexia, which is frequently a persistent mental illness.

The analysis’s specifics will be described by Ido Feferkorn, MD of McGill University in Montreal, Canada. This severe psychiatric illness, marked by hunger and malnutrition ...