Pregorexia is a term used to describe the behaviour of a woman when she restricts her calories, food and/or nutritional intake while she is pregnant.

Pregorexia is not a formally recognised medical diagnosis, but the term is coined by society and refers to a woman’s drive to control pregnancy weight gain through extreme dieting and exercise.

The restriction in calories may for a number of reasons including:

It is important individuals that are showing signs of pregorexia get help as it can cause damage to both the pregnant woman and the fetus.

What are the signs and symptoms of Pregorexia?

Pregorexia and an inadequate nutritional intake during pregnancy can be very dangerous to both mother and baby. It can cause birth defects, brain damage and even miscarriage, therefore help should be sort as soon as it is suspected.

If you would like to book an appointment, contact us.

How can The Bridge help with Pregorexia?


Mental health nurse reviews

Clinical Psychology Therapy Sessions

Dietetic reviews

Group therapy

Family therapy

Our team are trained in all eating disorders and eating disorder behaviour. We give immediate access to a multidisciplinary team of mental health nurses, psychologists and dietitians to ensure the individual is offered continual support and reviews throughout the pregnancy, ensuring recovery and a health birth. Although pregorexia is very serious, it can be treated. The earlier you or your loved one get treatment for the eating disorder, the less likely the baby or mother will suffer side effects and the baby will be born healthy without complications.

If you would like to find out what treatment our team of mental health nurses, psychologists, dietitians can provide, please contact us.


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