This topic interests me greatly. With my first two children I was not gluten free. I was put on bedrest for contractions at 30 weeks with the first and 20 weeks with the second. When I found out I was pregnant last month I was gluten loading for a celiac biopsy (which I unfortunately had to cancel). I slowly stopped eating the wheat and went back to my gluten free diet. I was having crazy contractions at only 6 weeks along. For over a week now I have not have any incidence with contractions and am wondering if it was the gluten causing them. I am hoping to hear some good news from somebody who has had difficult pregnancies (due to contractions), then had a trouble free pregnancy after being gluten free. Anybody out there?
glutenfreemama23 replied to midnightlullaby's topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsI recently read about low stomach acid, which sounds like my situation, and surprised me because I spent so much of my life trying to find an acid reducer that works. An article I read stated a simple way to test if you have low stomach acid. Eat a beet (cooked). If your urine turns pink or red it is an indication (according to article I read) that you have low stomach acid. I eat beets frequently and it turns my urine red. I read that eating fermented foods helps to remedy this situation. I have not tried that yet, and am a little hesitant to put acidic foods into my system, but I will try it eventually. My husband has a lot of intestinal issues. We have been eating a half teaspoon of Raw Manuka Honey a day and it has improved both of our symptoms dramatically.