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19 December 2019

Association of maternal eating disorders with pregnancy and neonatal outcomes

This study investigated if maternal eating disorders were associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. Maternal eating disorders were found to be associated with diverse pregnancy outcomes, such as antepartum haemorrhage, and with adverse neonatal outcomes, such as preterm birth, small size for gestational age, and microcephaly. The risk of most of these outcomes was most pronounced in women with an active eating disorder, but was also significantly increased in women with a previous eating disorder.