How do eating disorders affect reproduction?

Treatment of infertility due to eating disorders

Women with fertility problems due to eating disorders should add more calories, exercise less and maintain body weight at a more scientific level.

If difficulty ovulating is related to an eating disorder, weight gain, healthy eating, and just enough exercise can help the ovulation process return.

They can then get pregnant naturally without taking fertility medication.

Fertility drugs are not recommended for treatment in women with a BMI of less than 18.5.

The doctor may refuse to prescribe these drugs for the safety of the mother and fetus.

If you have a history of eating disorders and haven’t gotten pregnant in 6 months to 1 year, see your obstetrician for a more accurate diagnosis of fertility.