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Table 5 Third order themes: Translation of themes related to pregnancy across the 12 primary studies

From: The experience of women with an eating disorder in the perinatal period: a meta-ethnographic study

Relates to: Themes Paper origin
During the pregnancy A time of tumultuous change
1) ‘I feel grotesque’: an ongoing struggle 2) feelings of loss of control, 3) a tug-of-war.
Burton 2015
Patel 2005
Shaffer 2008
Stapleton 2008
Taborelli 2015
Stringer 2010 and Tierney 2011
Hollifield 1990
Lewis 1994
Little 2000
New context to view body
1) Experiencing a positive change in eating habits, and 2) a new body to love
Namer 1986
Taborelli 2015
Tierney 2011
‘Hiding it’ Shaffer et al. 2008
Stapleton 2008
Stringer 2010
Willis 1988
Hollifield 1990
Little 2000
  The safety of my child Namer 1986
Patel 2005
Stringer 2010 and Tierney 2011
Hollifield 1990
Lewis 1994
Stapleton 2008
Post pregnancy- mother An overwhelming desire to lose weight Namer 1986
Patel 2005
Stapleton 2008
Taborelli 2015
Tierney 2011
Willis 1988
Little 2000