Pro Ana & Pro Mia websites

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There are many good resources on the internet for eating disorders support, such as, The National Center for Eating Disorders Association. It is also important for parents to know the dangerous eating disorder websites on the internet. Those include, pro ana, meaning anorexia websites; and pro mia, meaning bulemia websites. These websites are very dangerous. They have extreme tips to lose weight that are dangerous for their health. They have emaciated images of celebrities, models, and everyday people on this site to promote the illusion of now to lose weight. It's very dangerous for children and teens to be on these websites. If you find your child on this website, you can almost be guaranteed that your child is using eating disorder behaviors. The best thing for the parent to do is to keep control of the computer. Keep it in an open space and the child won't isolate with the computer in a room. If you think your child has an eating disorder, make sure that you get help from a qualified therapist immediately.

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Maggie Baumann, MFT, CEDS

Certified Eating Disorder Specialist

Maggie Baumann is a marriage and family therapist in Newport Beach, California, specializing in treating eating disorders, addictions and trauma. Maggie is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. As a woman in recovery from anorexia, she speaks on the topic of eating disorder prevention and treatment to a wide audience. She has been a featured guest on numerous national television shows on eating disorder awareness and quoted in newspapers across the country including the New York Times as well as in national magazines including Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine. Her area of expertise within the eating disorder field is on “pregorexia”, a term describing a pregnant woman who is also struggling with an eating disorder. This is a life-threatening condition affecting the lives of both mom and her unborn baby. 

On a personal front, Maggie has been married 28 years and has two healthy grown daughters, Christine, 25 and Whitney, 24. Being a mom has been the most rewarding experience Maggie has encountered. Maggie enjoys staying active with healthy exercise and loves to be outdoors. Living one mile from the beach allows Maggie the luxury of enjoying the peace of the ocean. Photography, reading and spending time with her two kitties (who are really grown up cats) are other passions she appreciates doing in her leisure time.   

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