Information for the public
Healthcare professionals should follow the guidelines that NICE has produced on eating disorders (see other NICE guidance for more information) but should adapt them because some of the choices about treatment may need to be different for women during pregnancy and the first year after giving birth.
If you have an eating disorder (for example, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder), you should be offered psychological therapy. You may be offered extra scans during pregnancy to check how your baby is growing. Your doctor, midwife or health visitor should discuss the importance of healthy eating when you are pregnant and after you've had your baby. They should also advise you about feeding your baby.