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PICA - Its effect on the Fetus and Ways to Deal with it

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PICA - Its effect on the Fetus and Ways to Deal with it

By Akshata Kamath Pregnancy comes with lot of delicacies and complexities, eating disorder can further make it complicated. Many aspects during pregnancy can be fearful due to the physiological changes that occur and the necessary weight gain. Eating disorder is fought not only for her own life, but for the life of her unborn child as well. For some women with a history of an eating disorder, pregnancy may trigger a relapse, either during pregnancy or after childbirth. PICA is an eating disorder where individuals generally have appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive and are not normally considered as...

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