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3:17 AM | January 24, 2013
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There is a common misconception that eating disorders somehow disappear during pregnancy; that becoming a mother stops all those silly worries about being slim and attractive. This is not necessarily the case, but unfortunately, there is a lot of stigma associated with talking about disordered eating behaviours during pregnancy. Openly admitting to it is an invitation, it seems, to being called selfish and vain. The implication is that eating disorders are something only young girls struggle […]

Tierney, S., Fox, J., Butterfield, C., Stringer, E. & Furber, C. (2011). Treading the tightrope between motherhood and an eating disorder: A qualitative study, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48 (10) 1223-1233. DOI:

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