“Pregorexia”

Newport Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) October 13, 2008 — Researchers estimate that as many as one in 20 women suffer from an eating disorder during pregnancy. According to the experts at The Victorian, a premier eating disorder and co-existing substance abuse treatment center for women, that number appears to be increasing as more women emulate Hollywood starlets who are getting pregnant, gaining very little weight, and losing every ounce of “excess” weight within days or weeks of delivery.

“Pregorexia,” as the media calls it, is a disorder marked by preoccupation with weight control through extreme dieting and exercise while pregnant. Eating tiny amounts of healthy food and working out excessively, many women with pregorexia actually lose weight during the early months of pregnancy, despite doctor’s recommendations that they should gain 25 to 35 pounds over the course of a nine-month pregnancy.

 

Read for more on this disturbing trend: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/10/prweb1458574.htm

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