"Scattered Grandma's ashes in the park, had my clutch repaired for free, and started tests to see if eleven years of anorexia have left me infertile."
A Your News item on iPM last week. The woman who wrote said her blood tests came back this morning.
She's 24 and not thinking of having children anytime soon, but wants to know how healthy her body is now. We *may* talk to her later this week.
But it's not easy to start a family after having anorexia. A Danish study which followed women over twelve and a half years found that fertility is reduced by a third in women who've had an eating disorder. The findings also suggested that prenatal mortality is six and a half times higher than the average.
Have you had an eating disorder and gone on to have children? Were there issues around feeding your own children? Email us or leave a comment.