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Perinatal Illness in Eating Disorders

  • Lesley Pillans
Chapter

Abstract

  • Why is pregnancy such a vulnerable time?

  • How do eating disorders affect fertility and pregnancy?

  • How does pregnancy affect the course of an eating disorder?

  • What are the features of an eating disorder in pregnancy and how should these be managed?

  • What are the perinatal outcomes when there is an eating disorder?

  • What management and follow up should we offer to a patient with an eating disorder during the post-partum period?

Notes

Lesley Pillans

is an Associate Specialist at the Eden Unit, Aberdeen. She is involved in the day-to-day care of patients and has a particular interest in the problems faced by patients before, during and after pregnancy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eden UnitRoyal Cornhill HospitalAberdeenUK

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