Adverse effects that occur in anorexia are women who are pregnant so have a high risk of having a low-weight baby in addition to fetal death, premature birth, risk during childbirth, respiratory problems, risk of complications, miscarriage, stunted fetal development, increased risk of postpartum depression to low. quality of breast milk.
The story of a woman who was anorexic when she was pregnant includes the story of a woman from America. 22 year old Holly Griffiths. When she was pregnant with her second child, her story was published on personal blogs and on YouTube. Holly became susceptible to disease and also managed to give birth despite being weak and had to give birth at 37 weeks of gestation.
In fact, according to him Anorexia had destroyed all of his life, body, soul and mind. To damage his relationship with family. Lots of comments from people around. Feel that Holly is selfish and a bad mother. Though Holly herself needs moral support to save her baby.
Still about the story of anorexia experienced by pregnant women. Laura Davidson from Bristol is 30 years old and weighs only 38 years. When her third daughter was pregnant, she only consumed two pieces of bread and peanut butter a day.
Laura was diagnosed with anorexia at the age of 16. At 18 years after she started working, it was feared that Laura would not be able to get pregnant.
Although people’s concern about anorexia they experience does not make it difficult for them to get offspring, fighting anorexia that they experience is not an easy thing. Six months after the birth of her first child, anorexia made Laura suffer again.
At the time of her second pregnancy, Laura only consumed milk and cereal in the morning, while at night she only consumed spaghetti until she weighed only 31 kg. Luckily Laura’s second son survived despite the struggle to give birth to him.
Women with anorexia are not only at high risk when pregnant but when breastfeeding. Breast milk is the most important source for infant growth. If the mother’s milk is not of good quality, the baby’s growth and development will not be optimal.
The woman with anorexia is very depressed, feeling guilty about not being able to give the best for her child. According to nutrition experts, pregnant women must be able to complete their nutritional needs so that the pregnancy they are carrying can meet the needs of folic acid and can also prevent abnormalities in the baby’s brain. By consuming protein, fruit, vegetables and additional nutrients found in milk that will help mothers balance their nutritional needs. In addition, don’t forget to consume rice as a source of energy for metabolism in the body.
Thus for pregnant women to pay attention to health is very necessary, especially those related to body weight. For pregnant women who are too underweight will pose a risk of pregnancy to the mother and the fetus as well as pregnant women who are too fat, obesity which will also cause pregnancy disorders in the mother and fetus. It is recommended to maintain body weight according to gestational age. Consult with your doctor to find out the ideal weight during pregnancy.