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Name: worried
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I have been bulimic/anorexic since I was 16. I have finaly started to get my life together- I am newly married and my husbad and I want to have a baby. Have I done too much damage to my body to be able to conceive and carry a healthy baby to term?
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Name: Hailee | Date: Aug 20th, 2005 12:20 PM
Hey Worried,

Ive been anorexic/purging for about 4 years now, at the moment im 16, still have an ED and pregnant of twins. I know this sounds weird, but there is still a posseblity to get pregnant. But you should go see a doctor and talk this over with him/her. He/she can give you as much information and advice how to get a healthy baby and how to get pregnant. Good luck, ill pray for you.

Love, Hailee! 

Name: saskia | Date: Aug 27th, 2005 4:57 PM
hi i sometimes make my self sick or sometimes dont even eat am like 9 or 14 stone i could be bigger ! i really want some 1 to talk to like a teenager who has been through this and could maybe talk to me i wish i could eat and not think about this is bad or should i do this am 13 years old and need help but i wish soooooooooooooooo hard for a FLAT tummy i really have tryed to stop but haven't i also have tryed everything to lose it but nothing has worked so i really wish 1 one will email me so if u can help EMAIL me on [email protected] plz reply to me am 13 and need help plz any 1 reply to me XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Name: keke | Date: Oct 11th, 2005 9:22 PM
whats the best way tro get pregnant fast 

Name: emma | Date: Dec 8th, 2005 11:00 AM
hello, im 24 and have been bulimic for 11 years! Last year i gave birth to a beautiful healthy baby boy , however my health suffered even more so and my kidneys were damaged i needed constant medical care through the end stages of my pregnancy and im not as well as i was pre pregnancy now but my advice to you is try and get yourself healthy before you concieve and take pronatal [multi vitamins and folic acid ]for expectant mothers prior and throughout your pregnancy. Eating disorders are a terrible illness but you can still have children providing you realise they are more precious than you and weight gain is meaningless to your child they love you for you. 

Name: kc | Date: Dec 14th, 2005 7:51 PM
I have been bulimic for 16 years and i have 4 children. I consider my self blessed. Now the struggle is to live healty for them. Children need their mommy. No one will love them like we do. lets not give anyone the chance to try. 

Name: lucie | Date: Oct 9th, 2006 1:07 PM
see a doctor for advice or just try for a baby and see what happens lol!


xx 


Name: lgunn | Date: Oct 11th, 2006 3:12 AM
Hi Worried. I have been anorexic/bulimic for 20 years and just gave birth to a healthy baby boy this past Janurary. But you should always consider that we are all built differently and with eating disorders, it varies according to how cronic and often you act on it. I have always exercised and have a tendency to binge on healthy food, rather than junk food. I am 41 and my husband and I have been married for almost four years. I guess it all depends on how well you are taking care of yourself these days. I am sure you know that our battle is daily and eating disorder is just the "side effect" of other underlying psychological problems. I made a decision of coming to terms with my hardships and past. But the battle continues on and it is up to me (and you) to really want to change the eating pattern and the obssession with body image. I ceased fasting, bingeing and purging the minute I heard I was pregnant (very first week of pregnancy) and during my pregnancy I did not experience morning sickness at all. I also ate well balanced nutritious meals. I continued to exercise (moderately) and after the 7th month I stoped aerobics and went swimming. Babies are "hard core" job and the stress associated with raising kids can lead you right back into old habits. Been there done that. However, I care for my child a great deal and got medical support and spiritual support in order to overcome this monster called Eating Disorders. Remember: once you get pregnant it is not about you anymore...it is all about the life of your child. I will be praying for you.
Lots of Love, Sincerely, LGunn 

Name: Hopopotamus | Date: Oct 11th, 2006 3:36 PM
Hi worried,

I was also anorexic for several years, and stopped having my period for about 3 years. I think you should talk to your doctor about your fertility, but I want you to know that if you are becoming healthy now, your chances of conceiving are good. Just make sure that you ARE getting healthy now.

I just found out that I am a month pregant! Good luck to you - if you ever need to chat about your body image, etc., just post another message and I will respond. Its has taken years, but I am finally okay with a normal body weight.

Take care. 

Name: mere81 | Date: Oct 18th, 2006 9:19 PM
Hello,

My name is Chimere Washington a Youth Search Coordinator and I am currently working on a project called 100 Young Americans. Its a national photography book that will feature interesting teenagers all over the country. The book will be distributed throughout Barnes and Noble and Borders bookstores. I am looking to feature a recovered anorexic female and I came across this web site and found you. If this sounds like something you might be interested in being apart of please send me the following information:

1. Name
2. Age
3. Phone number
4. Email address
5. Hometown
6. School
7. Brief Bio
8. 5 Clear pictures

If you get a chance please check out our web sites: www.100youngamericans.com and www.MichaelFranzini.com (photographers web site)

Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon!


Chimere Washington
Youth Search Coordinator
[email protected]

www.100youngamericans.com
(510
)
469 8351 

Name: big_preggy | Date: Oct 26th, 2006 7:51 PM
U may have......usually what happens is that ur periods could become irregular..maybe like get ur period one day and then its over.....so yes its definitly harder to try and conceive when you've been bulimic and anorexic that long..Im not tryna scare u or anything but theres a chance of damage so u cant have a baby....but just keep trying and see what happens...thats up to the creator tho' good luck 

Name: Donna18 | Date: Nov 1st, 2006 5:44 AM
Thats really sad to think about. my older sister bitches at me all the time about my anorexia because one day i want a family and we new this girl who was a really good friend of the family and she was anorexic and bulimic and she was told that because of all the damage that she had done to her body it was nearly impossible for her to try and have kids. however your best bet would be to go and get a for sure answer from a physcian. Donna 

Name: Lynne n | Date: Nov 1st, 2006 9:51 PM
15 is very young to get pregnant!
But if you really want a baby then stop your eating disorder now cause while you are throwing up,or not eating your baby wont be getting any of the norishment it needs to develop! 

Name: beautifulchild | Date: Nov 6th, 2006 5:29 PM
Sometimes...yes you can't get pregnant...depends on how severe your case was. 

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