Read her other columns and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. (CNN) Mom-to-be Maggie Baumann knew she most definitely would not be eating for two. She couldnt. During her first pregnancy, she was extremely preoccupied with just how many calories she consumed and stuck to a very strict exercise routine. Getting on the scale at the doctors office was very triggering for me, said Baumann of Newport Beach, California, who is now an eating disorders specialist and trauma therapist who devotes some of her practice to pregnant women and moms suffering from eating disorders. As a 5-foot-8-inch woman weighing just a little more than 135 pounds, she gained 32 pounds during her first pregnancy, which is very much in line with the 25 to 35 pounds doctors say, on average, a dr oz garcinia cambogia woman who is expecting should gain.
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‘Pregorexia’: Extreme dieting by moms-to-be
I’ll just go and exercise somewhere else. I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing but not really.'” It was her secret. No one knew about the extended workouts, the calorie restriction, the eating disorder behaviors she battled throughout her life and now again as a mom-to-be. No one knew how horrible she felt about herself. “The biggest factor is the shame because what mom … would be restricting her calories or over-exercising and hurting her baby?” said Baumann.
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