Bulimia

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Lorraine - August 1

I have had an eating disorder since my late teens, my first child was delivered 6 weeks early. I am pregnant again, 13 years later at 38 and am afraid that my problems might harm the development. I have had years of therapy and still struggle. Any help?

 

KP - August 2

The best advice I can give you from someone who's been there is that, for the sake of your baby, you should definitely work very hard at controlling yourself and just quit cold turkey. If you lose the baby - god forbid - the last thing you want to wonder is if your bulimia had anything to do with it. Talk to your doctor, get in a support group, don't surround yourself with temptations, go out of your way to avoid situations that will put you in your "habit". Believe it or not, it was my pregnancy that cured me from my eating problems. It is something you must do for the sake of YOUR health and that of your child. I've no doubt that you know this. Good luck!

 

tina - September 28

i have the same problem i need help also but am afriad to ask for fear of losing my baby after birth

 

Patreasa to Tina - September 28

Don't be afraid to lose your baby. I have bulimia as well, and i am 9 weeks pregnant. i HATE looking in the mirror everyday, because of the weight i've gained, but when i think of my baby and how i am nourishing him/her, it takes all of that hate away. i honestly don't think anyone will take your baby away just because you have an eating disorder. it's an everyday battle trying to fight the urge to throw up what i eat, and i haven't done it in months..even before i found out i was pregnant, i went to go to the bathroom to **you know** and i stopped and told myself, what if i'm pregnant? i'll be hurting the baby, and i haven't done it since...it's so hard...but don't be afraid to talk to someone...

 

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