January 1984

Infant of a Pregnancy Complicated by Anorexia Nervosa

Author Affiliations

From the Women's and Children's Clinic, Eugene, Ore.

Am J Dis Child. 1984;138(1):68-69. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1984.02140390056017

• Amenorrhea is a common side effect of anorexia nervosa in women; hence, spontaneous conception is rare. The available English language research has recorded only one previous pregnancy since the syndrome has come to medical attention. I report a case in which a woman with chronic anorexia nervosa did conceive and, despite a somewhat problematic pregnancy, was delivered of a child who at 14 months of age appeared to be normal.

(AJDC 1984;138:68-69)