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Reply To: Anorexia and pregnancy complications

Reply To: Anorexia and pregnancy complications

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  1. Dear monikaa,

    Amenorrhea (absence of menstrual periods) might result in women and girls when their body fat falls below the necessary threshold for menstruation and maintenance of ovulation. The body considers that it does’t have or receive the required nutrients for maintaining a baby and therefore ceases to ovulate. In other words, anorexia can lead to female infertility for this reason.

    However, if you recover from anorexia, start nourishing your body adequately, normal menses are expected to resume. When you start having normal periods, it means that your body is ovulating again, and this translates into higher chances of conceiving.

    If you continue experiencing trouble TTC in spite of the weight restoration and the normal menstrual periods, my advice is that you visit a fertility specialist, as you very well did. The next step is to ask your doctor for further advice on the best fertility treatment or option to finally fulfill your dream of having a baby.

    I hope I have been able to help,

    Best wishes

    02/06/2018 at 8:40 am