Ep50 – The Impact of Disordered Eating Patterns on Fertility

Hello, I’m Katy Bradbury, a qualified Nutritional Therapist, private Health Visitor and qualified nurse. I have worked within Women’s Health, Maternal and Children’s Health for many years. 

Today’s podcast is titled “The impact of disordered eating patterns on fertility.” In this episode, I talk about the impact of disordered eating patterns on fertility. In what I hope is an open conversation, I explore some of the most common eating disorders, the difference between eating disorders and disordered eating, and some of the ways and reasons these illnesses/behaviours impact fertility. 


NB: This episode is not intended to diagnose an eating disorder. It is more to increase awareness and encourage anyone concerned about themselves or others to get support. 


00:00: Introduction and late recording episode due to hen weekend

02:02: Recap on last week’s episode

03:10: I welcome your comments on this reflective contemplation episode

04:12: Why did you click on today’s episode? 

05:31: Bulimia Nervosa is commonly portrayed in films and TV stories

07:15: Anorexia Nervosa

08:25: Binge Eating Disorder

09:09: DSM, a new other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED)

10:33: Disordered eating is a spectrum. An eating disorder is diagnosable

12:36: Diagnostic Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM)

15:06: Everyone sits somewhere on the spectrum

18:39: How does disordered eating/eating disorder impact fertility?

19:37: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) – a future episode as it’s a significant topic

21:22: Nutrient deficiencies

23:10: Research papers on eating disorders and fertility

24:10: If you have an eating disorder or disordered eating, this DOES NOT mean you will not get pregnant

27:09: Getting help and support is important

Linked mention in the podcast

Episode 49 – What is the HP OAT axis, and why is it to important for everyone who’s TTC


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