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Body Image During Pregnancy: The Truth About Pregorexia

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Pregnancy is a very emotional, incredible time for all new moms, whether it is their first child or not. While some women may experience changes in eating patterns, hormones, and fluctuating weight, increased emotional stress may cause unhealthy eating patterns leading to what has been called “Pregorexia.”

Body image expert Claire Mysko discusses this recent phenomenon with Michelle King Robson and Dr. Pam Peeke on HER Radio

Listen in as Claire reveals why 78% of women she interviewed have anxiety about body changes during pregnancy, and explains how celebrities and they media effect body image during pregnancy.

If you or someone you know is struggling with her own pregnancy, please visit these resources on EmpowHER :

1) Our pregnancy community supports women that may be experiencing any type of difficulty during pregnancy. If you have a question or concern, share to get feedback from other women who may be have the same experiences.

2) Check out this great article on healthy frozen food options for you and your kids. Being busy doesn’t have to mean poor quality meals with these great options.

3) If you are looking for healthy ways to shed some baby weight, this article will give you some great tips and tricks for getting started.

Want more HER Radio? Listen on demand now or join them live every Thursday at 2pm ET. Have a question for the hosts? Tweet Michelle @mkingrobson and Dr. Peeke @pampeekemd using the hashtag #HERradio

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We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.



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