Pregorexia can be a huge life threat to the expecting Mother & unborn child. Have you ever even heard of this word before? Many people are familiar with Anorexia, Bulimia, Compulsive over-eating, and Binge eating, but what about Pregorexia? Pregorexia is where expecting Mothers are so self-conscious about their weight during their pregnancy they go overboard with the exercise, count their calories, weigh food, and some may even puke up. Therefore these expectant Mothers are putting not only themselves at risk, but also a precious life that isn’t even born yet. Who is the blame for this disease? Is Pregorexia inspired by some of the top celebrities like Nicole Richie, Reese Witherspoon who amazingly lost her baby weight less than 9 weeks after delivering, or even Gwyneth Paltrow who lost her weight weeks after giving birth to Apple? Don’t get me wrong we would all love to be back into our regular jeans and be at our pre-pregnancy weight, but everybody’s body is completely different. You must think about your health and your baby not about how much you weight, how much exercise you can do today, the numbers on the scale or OMG how many calories did I just consume.
Pregorexia is similar to Anorexia in many ways. This disorder can affect your hormones, skin, hair, muscles, heart, brain, and even your nerves. Other side effects caused by a Pregorexia Mother could be miscarriage, irregular heartbeat, loss of iron, and also in some Vitamin deficiency. So just imagine what the side effects would be for the precious unborn life.
What could happen to the unborn baby if you are dealing with Pregorexia? Your baby could end up being retarded, have a smaller head, neurological problems, birth-defects, or you can even up with a still-born child. So is counting calories, obsessing over your weight, or wishing to look like a celebrity worth risking your life or a child’s life. Hope your answer is NO put your health before your weight before it’s too late.
Exercise is great to due while you are pregnant, but to a certain extent. If you exercise don’t go overboard too much, because you won’t get enough oxygen to support you let alone a baby too. The average weight I feel is appropriate for pregnant mothers is between 25-38 pounds. If you have twins of course the weight will be more expect around 40-45 pounds. Well, I only gained 38 pounds for having twins, but I am very small, petite, and I tend to lose weight fast.
Is there any sign of a Pregorexia person? The only signs I would suggest would be if the expectant Mother loses more than 4-6 pounds during her first few months, obsesses over new eating habits, looks for new exercise routines daily, or maybe she is constantly talking about how fast certain celebrities lost their baby weight so fast.
Just remember one thing being pregnant is a beautiful part of life no matter how much weight we gain we end up in the end with something more precious “A Life’