24 weeks of pregnancy bulimia (repeated overeating), will it have a bad effect on the fetus?
Q: She’s in her early 20s, 24 weeks pregnant. I repeated overeating and vomiting just before I got pregnant due to bulimia. The problem is that we’re still doing it. Will it have a bad effect on the fetus? I’m so worried.
A: Twenty-four weeks of pregnancy is a critical time to get enough nutrition. Especially, eating minerals and iron is important. Repeated overeating and vomiting are likely to cause nutritional imbalance and reflux esophagitis. Eat little by little often and do some light exercise.
Make sure to get a gynecological examination as soon as possible.(In the case of anorexia and bulimia in pregnant women, psychological counseling may be required.)