“Dear Experts: I have been told that i have a high chance of being infertile due to my eating disorder. My partner and I have had unprotected sex (neither of us have any STD’s or the like) since December, and I was just wondering if there is any chance I could still fall pregnant?”
Without more information about your medical condition, it is difficult to answer your question. In women with either anorexia or bulimia, their chances of becoming pregnant may be decreased but there is still the possibility of becoming pregnant.
Risks to the mother from anorexia and bulimia include: Poor nutrition, dehydration, cardiac irregularities, gestational diabetes, severe depression during pregnancy, premature births, labor complications, difficulties nursing, post-partum depression. (NEDA website)
Risks to the developing baby are: Poor development, premature birth, low birth weight for age, respiratory distress, feeding difficulties, and other perinatal complications. (NEDA website)
You need to be honest with yourself and your health care provider about your struggles with eating. If you are still having difficulties, birth control should be considered until you are able to manage your eating disorder so that you and the baby are healthy.
The NEDA has a great website with more information: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/pregnancy-and-eating-disorders