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Friday, October 14, 2011

Mommy-rexia: Pregnant women feeling pressure to be thin are paying a big price

by Shern-Min Chow / KHOU 11 News

HOUSTON—You’ve seen the pictures: Glamorous celebrities who are thin and pregnant.
But if you’re thinking you’d like to look like that, think again – that look could come at a big price.
It’s a trend that’s been nicknamed "Mommy-rexia" or "Pregna-rexia."
And one Missouri City mom was seduced into a very ugly reality by images of skinny Hollywood moms.
Ashley, who asked not to use her last name, shared stark photos of herself, thin and badly bruised, with KHOU 11 News. She looked like she had been in a fight.
But the reality was much scarier than that.
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If you are pregnant and struggling with anorexia, what aspects of your pregnancy have been difficult?  What resources do you have available to ensure that you and your baby have the best possible outcomes?

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