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What Is Pregorexia?

      In the summer of 2008, the mainstream media—including The Early Show and Fox News—leapt on a new term: pregorexia (
      CBS News
      “Pregorexia” inspired by thin celebs CBS News Web site.
      ,
      • Fiore M.
      Pregorexic: Are some pregnant woment putting their fetuses at risk. FOX News Web site.
      ). Used by the press to describe pregnant women who will reduce calories and exercise in excess in an effort to control pregnancy weight gain, the buzz surrounding this issue may have started as far back as 2004, when New York ran a feature article entitled “The Perfect Little Bump.” The piece detailed the lives of fashionable New York City women anxious to achieve a “perfect” pregnancy body, going so far as to work out every day with heart monitors in an effort to push their heart rates to the maximum safe limit (
      • Abraham L.
      The perfect little bumpNew York Magazine Web site.
      ).
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