Navigation Links
Remuda Ranch Reports More Women Seek to Be Thin During Pregnancy

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

PHOENIX, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders (, 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

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:
(Date:10/13/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2015 , ... According to ... a recent study has shown that women who successfully lose weight with a bariatric ... the United States each year. The article notes that anywhere from 40 to 50 ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... 13, 2015 , ... Symposium Chairman, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich is pleased to ... be held March 2nd and 3rd, 2016. The annual meeting, along with the ... physicians from around the world. , Key topics at this year's event will include ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... unique private messaging application, announced today a significant contract that will provide its ... Independence plans to build on the growing success of its Relay program, IBX ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... NavaFit Inc. today announced the launch of ... train with, participate in local fitness & sporting events, and stay motivated. ... high medical costs drive us to get more serious about fitness and wellness, individuals ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... MA (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2015 , ... Protein ... of the body, including muscle, bone, and blood. But how much protein does the ... complicated than it might seem, according to the October 2015 issue of Harvard ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/13/2015)...  A minimally-invasive treatment just became available to men ... more than 10 years of clinical trials, the Food ... of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), a procedure that ... tissue and minimizing chances for erectile and urinary dysfunction ... a pioneering Miami urologist who ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ALEXANDRIA, Va. , Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... Pharmacists Association,s (NCPA) Digest , sponsored by ... to prescription medication and more diversified pharmacy revenue ... independent community pharmacies. NCPA Digest ... to patients and particularly those in underserved inner ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... , Oct. 13, 2015  Human Longevity, Inc. ... practice of medicine, announced today the launch of the ... project that has the potential to transform healthcare. The ... Diego, CA , at HLI,s headquarters facility. More ... in other US and International cities. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: