Ahavah Ehyeh (ahavah) wrote,
Ahavah Ehyeh

New study suggests ex-anorexics have healthy babies.

Ex-Anorexics Have Healthy Babies
Thursday, October 5, 2006

Women who have successfully overcome anorexia shouldn't worry too much about the risk of pregnancy complications, a new study suggests. According to the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a history of anorexia in pregnant women does not appear to significantly affect newborns' birth weight or risk of complications. The study was conducted by researchers at Sweden's premier Karolinska Institute, based on data from more than 820,000 live births over the course of a decade. Although infants born to former anorexics did tend to weigh less, the difference was not found to be significant or fall into the dangerous range.
Tags: birth, doula, health
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