"Mommyrexia" – Eating disorders before, during and after pregnancy.

The NY Post reports “Mommyrexia Takes Manhattan

Unfortunately, this is true and especially evident as I walked to a meeting on the Upper East Side this morning. Pregnancy and motherhood should be about our baby’s health and being a positive role model for tots as they grow into self feeders. Not gaining enough weight during pregnancy has consequences that can lead to miscarriage, pre term delivery and or respiratory problems. Read these 2 links to get the facts on EDO’s and pregnancy: www.americanpregnancy.org and www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

If you are a mom to be don’t fall prey to society’s pressure to be super skinny with a bump in front. If you are a new mom super skinny super fast is not realistic nor is healthy for your metabolism. Instead, enjoy pregnancy and savor your time as a new mom, bond with your baby. The baby weight comes off slowly and consistently by eating a balanced intake and resuming exercise 6 weeks post partum. Being a mom is better than being a size double zero.

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