Supporting women with eating disorders during pregnancy and the postnatal period

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Abstract

The transition to motherhood can be challenging for many women due to the changes that are common to pregnancy, such as changes in appetite and body shape and weight. These challenges can be particularly pronounced for women with eating disorders. There is growing evidence that eating disorders can be associated with adverse maternal and infant outcomes; and given the elevated risks, early identification and tailored antenatal and postnatal care are highly important. This article examines the role of the health visitor in supporting women with eating disorders during pregnancy and the postnatal period.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Health Visiting
Volume6
Issue number5
Early online date14 May 2018
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 14 May 2018

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