18 Jul '11, 9am

Pregnant lady suffers from bizarre eating disorder

Pregnant lady suffers from bizarre eating disorder

Emma Veness, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in the UK, feels compelled to eat furniture polish even though she knows her eating disorder could harm her baby. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM EMMA Veness, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in the UK, feels compelled to eat furniture polish even though she knows her eating disorder could harm her baby. Mrs Veness has been diagnosed with a rare eating disorder named pica, and requires medical help according to reports. Her bizarre habits started when she ate bubbles while taking baths as a child. Ever since her pregnancy she began eating polish and has already consumed three whole cans to ease her cravings. Although she does not use addictive substances such as alcohol or tobacco, she does have a family history of her mother and grandmother having cravings for coal when pregnant. Mrs Veness says that she wakes up in the middle of the night...

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