People with Eating Disorders Are Difficult to Get Pregnant
By involving 11,088 women, the research was done when pregnancy were at 12 and 18 weeks. Among women, 171 people or 1.5 per cent had experienced anorexia, 199 people or 1.8 per cent had experienced bulimia and another 82 people or 0.7 percent had both.
In women with eating disorders it may take up to 6-12 months to achieve pregnancy, compared to those who never had eating problems. Women with eating disorders two times more often get therapy to get pregnant, with a ratio of 6.2 percent versus 2.7 percent in the group of healthy women.