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Next #AEDchat

“Eating Disorders and Pregnancy”

Friday, April 10, 2015
12:00 p.m. ET


With Maggie Baumann, MFT, CEDS

Maggie is a practicing psychotherapist in Newport Beach specializing in treating people struggling from eating disorders, including pregnant women and moms with eating disorders. 

She has been a featured guest on several nationwide talk shows and TV segments profiling “pregorexia” and moms with eating disorders. Maggie was a mental health blogger for, a former popular parenting website owned by Warner Brothers, where she contributed many articles on eating disorders, including pregorexia. In her first blog for Momlogic in 2009, Maggie shared her own story of suffering from pregorexia with her children 25+ years ago. Her story was picked up by media outlets all over the United States and abroad, including the NY Times. 

Maggie is also guest eating disorder video expert for, a parenting resource with 8000+ videos from 450 experts to help answer questions on pregnancy and parenting. She is also authoring a chapter on eating disorders and pregnancy for an upcoming book on Eating Disorders in Special Populations (publish date 2015). Additionally, Maggie has partnered with Chicago-based Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center in hosting “Lift the Shame” eating disorder support group — the first web-based support group for pregnant women and moms with eating disorders. “ Lift the Shame” has group members from all over the US and abroad, including Finland and Australia. Participation is free.

Maggie is a former board member for the OC Chapter of Iaedp and currently serves as a committee member on the certification board for National Iaedp. You can learn more about Maggie by visiting her website

It's easy to join in the #AEDchat! - Try it!

1. Login to Twitter with your Twitter account.*

2. With your Twitter account already running, you'll open up Twubs at: ("Twubs" is the site you can login to and use during the chat. It will allow you to participate and watch all the action!)

3. At the bottom of the page, click the Twitter badge that says “Log in with Twitter,” and then click “Authorize app” to allow Twubs to read/send your #AEDchat tweets.

Note: Twubs will automatically add the #AEDchat hashtag at the end of everything you tweet, so no need to do this. However, you will need to check the length of all of your prepared responses to make sure there is room for Twubs to add the #aedchat hashtag at the end (in other words, Twitter allows you 140 characters for each tweet, so you’ll have to subtract eight characters for "#AEDchat" hashtag in order to be under the limit for your tweets).

*Don't have Twitter account yet? You can create one here. #AEDchat

Save the date for these upcoming chats:

Friday, April 10th at 12 noon EST
Pregnancy and Eating Disorders 
With Maggie Baumann
June 2015, date TBD
Eating Disorders & the Orthodox Jewish Community
With Judy Krasna et al.
Thursday, July 16, 4:00 p.m. EST
Progress and Process: The Complexity of Eating Disorder Recovery
With Aimee Liu and Andrea Lamarre


Past Twitter chats offer all the information without the real time pace. Just click to read.

What exactly is a "Twitter Chat?"

A Twitter chat is a pre-arranged chat that happens on Twitter through the use of Twitter updates (called tweets) that include a hashtag (in our case, #AEDchat) to link those tweets together in a virtual conversation. These Twitter chats are scheduled on a particular day and time to enable participants to join the conversation in real time.


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