Navigation Links
Remuda Ranch Reports More Women Seek to Be Thin During Pregnancy
Date:1/19/2009

Women With a History of Eating Disorders More at Risk for 'Pregorexia'

PHOENIX, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders (www.remudaranch.com), the nation's leading eating disorder treatment center, reports there's a new pressure to look perfect while pregnant.

"With the media giving so much focus to pregnant celebrities, there's an increased pressure to look perfect and thin during pregnancy," said Brenda Woods, MD, director of medical services at Remuda Ranch. "Our society's 'thin' ideal has crossed over to pregnant women. Many women are feeling the pressure to not gain too much weight during pregnancy and to lose their pregnancy weight very quickly. Also, it's important to note that adolescents with eating disorder histories are in their reproductive years."

Remuda Ranch reports some of the warning signs that a woman is suffering from an eating disorder while pregnant include:

  • Failure to gain weight while pregnant
  • Poor fetal growth
  • Exercise beyond what is healthy while pregnant

If a woman is suffering from an eating disorder while pregnant, she faces many medical complications including: low birth weight in the infant; possible neurological damage to the baby; increased caesarean section rate; and increased miscarriage early in pregnancy.

"A woman with a history of an eating disorder may be more vulnerable during pregnancy," adds Dr. Woods. "The emotional stressors of facing parenthood may push a woman with a history of an eating disorder back into those behaviors."

Normal weight gain is 25 to 40 pounds during pregnancy for a woman who is already at a healthy weight. The numbers range from 35 to 50 pounds for an underweight woman. These numbers can cause extreme anxiety for women with eating disorders.

"Women need to be educated about what's normal when pregnant," said Dr. Woods. "Doctors need to screen pregnant women for eating disorder beliefs and practices. Pregnancy is a great time to make changes that will not only help you, but also guarantee a better future for your child."

About Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders

Remuda Ranch offers Christian inpatient and residential programs for individuals of all faiths suffering from eating or anxiety disorders. Each patient is treated by a multi-disciplinary team including a Psychiatric and a Primary Care Provider, Registered Dietitian, Masters Level therapist, Psychologist and Registered Nurse. The professional staff equips each patient with the right tools to live a healthy, productive life. For more information, call 1-800-445-1900 or visit www.remudaranch.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Remuda Ranch Reports Many Struggle With Emotional Eating During Holidays
2. Remuda Ranch Reports Many Individuals With Eating Disorders Are Not Getting Help They Need
3. Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders and FINDINGbalance Partner to End Poor Self Image
4. Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders Launches New Anxiety Disorders Program for Teens and Children
5. Law Firm Freedland Russo Spearheads Record-Setting Whistleblower Case Against Pharmaceutical Giant Eli Lilly -- Firm Expands Offices to Include L.A. Entertainment Branch
6. Home Care Franchise Forms Strategic Partnership with Google(TM)
7. Worlds First Medical Identification Franchise Launches at Miamis Franchise Expo South
8. Zumas Rescue Ranch becomes a Federal 501C3
9. Interim HealthCare Recognizes Outstanding Franchisees at National Clinical Symposium
10. Caregiving Company AmeriCare Adds Franchise in Maryland
11. Stroller Strides(R) Franchises Succeed Despite Economic Climate
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to Best ... individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be a ... and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of creating ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight ... app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily customize each ... Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures into hand ... select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in the Final ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s ... setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those ... goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) learned during ... two significant new grants to support its work to advance research and patient ... recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting pulmonary hypertension ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 The vast ... an outpatient dialysis facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times ... hours per visit, including travel time, equipment preparation and ... patient, but especially grueling for patients who are elderly ... a skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers for some duration ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Experian Health, ... and transforming the patient payment and care ... innovative new products and services that will ... revenue cycle offerings. These award-winning solutions will ... workflows, remain compliant in an ever-changing environment ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... WASHINGTON , June 23, 2016  The ... Pharmaceuticals has joined the health policy research organization ... Steven Romano , MD, senior vice president and ... his company,s representative on the NPC Board of ... are pleased that Mallinckrodt has joined us in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: