BONUS 139: Eating Disorders & Infertility

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guest is Dr. Maria Rothenburger, a psychotherapist who specializes in infertility. If you haven’t already listened to it, she shared her personal infertility story in Episode 18.

Dr. Rothenburger and Heather discuss how to break habits that are negatively impacting your fertility and how to form lasting good habits: 

  • Broadly, what are eating disorders, how common are they, and what causes them?
  • I’d like to discuss each eating disorder individually. For each one, if you could provide an overview of the disorder and the warning signs and symptoms.
    • Anorexia
      • Overview
      • Warning signs and symptoms
    • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
      • Overview
      • Warning signs and symptoms
    • Binge Eating Disorder
      • Overview
      • Warning signs and symptoms
    • Bulimia
      • Overview
      • Warning signs and symptoms
    • Others?
  • How do eating disorders impact someone’s fertility and overall health?
  • How might a mental health professional screen someone for a possible eating disorder?
  • Take us through the recovery process, as well as any tips you have for a successful recovery.
  • If someone is at risk for an eating disorder, what tips do you have for preventing it?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add about this topic?

BONUS: Check out BONUS 17 for a discount code for some of Dr. Rothenburger’s services.

Words of Hope:

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