Women who suffer from eating disorders can have an especially hard time dealing with pregnancy and the psychological, emotional and physical stresses and strains which accompany it.
While most women understand and can cope with the idea that extra carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and mineral stores need topping up to ensure healthy growth and development of their baby, women who suffer from eating disorders can struggle between feelings of wanting what is best for their baby and the psychological problems surrounding the idea of weight gain and body image. This often leads to guilt and depression, exacerbating the problem even more.
Although having an eating disorder often reduces the chances of becoming pregnant, it can still happen. The most important thing to do if you are in this position is be completely honest with your doctor or health provide from the beginning as they can better address your specific needs if they have all the facts at their disposal.