"More than one in ten new mothers may suffer from eating disorders, according to a new study from Karolinska institutet in sweden, writes the Swedish newspaper svenska Dagbladet. During pregnancy, the reported 5.3 per cent of the surveyed women suffered from eating disorders. After pregnancy, the figure had risen to 12.8 per cent."
" During pregnancy, there is a large focus on the food and what you may and may not eat, which is liable to trigger in time the thoughts that previously had these problems. You also lose control over the body and it is changing. Weighing with the midwife may be really hard for a part, " says näringsfysiologen Cecilia Brundin, one of the researchers behind the study, to SvD."
"According to Cecilia Brundin, women who have eating disorders are often better at managing them during pregnancy. However, when the child is out fall many back again as a result of, for example, stress, postpartum depression, and external expectations."
"to come to grips with this suggests Brundin, inter alia, that the midwives should begin to ask moms and expectant mothers, specifically about eating disorders."