Eating Disorders in Pregnancy and Early Parenthood

Eating Disorders in Pregnancy and Early Parenthood

Eating Disorders iVictoria

About this event

Eating disorders affect one in six Australian
women across the lifespan, have the highest
mortality rate of any psychiatric illness and have
a range of severe physical and psychological
impacts. An eating disorder can develop or reemerge
during pregnancy or post-birth.
Pregnancy, birth and early parenthood can
complicate symptoms and further affect health,
while eating disorders can pose serious risks to
parent and child health.
As most women are very engaged with the
health system in the perinatal period, maternal
health professionals are uniquely placed to
help ensure more people affected by eating
disorders get the help they need to recover.

Types of eating disorders
Risk factors
Signs and complications specific to pregnancy
and early parenthood
Helping to prevent eating disorders
Support options
How to approach someone you might be
concerned about
EDV services and resources
EDV Stories of Recovery speaker who will
share their lived experience of having an
eating disorder and their journey to recovery
Time for questions and answers

Contact Details

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