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This review highlights the features that affect fertility and pregnancy in women with eating disorders, possible complications and clinical management of such patients by an obstetrician-gynecologist. Such obstetric and gynecological aspects associated with eating disorders as fertility disorders, unplanned pregnancy, intrauterine growth retardation, miscarriage and premature labor, deficit of lactation and others are considered. We also describe the influence of pregnancy on the course of eating disorders: the possibility of remission, followed by a high risk of relapse, postpartum depression and anxiety disorders. Moreover, we talk about the necessity of screening eating disorders among women of reproductive age and the importance of multidisciplinary management of pregnancy in such patients.

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Evgeniya V. Poznukhova

V. Serbskiy National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology

Moscow, 119034, Russian Federation
2nd year resident of V. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology, Moscow, 119034, Russian Federation

A. A Murashko

Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry - the branch of V. Serbskiy National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology

Moscow, 107076, Russian Federation

A. N Kurinova

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)

119991, Moscow, Russian Federation


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