Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Do Celiacs Have A Harder Time Getting Pregnant?
0

9 posts in this topic

Hello, my fiance and I plan on getting married and two years and we plan on trying for children right away. I will be just turning 28 at the time. I would love to have children now but I still have a year left of school. It has taken me a little longer to finish my schooling, due to celiac related difficulties I went through before being diagnosed. I know 28 isn't old but it is older than I wanted to be for having my first child. And we want to have atleast two children. So, I would like to hopefully get pregnant right away. However, I am doing some research online and seeing a lot about celiac women being infertal and not being able to get pregnant. This terrifies!! I am even scared that the stress of thinking I can't get pregnant will effect my not getting pregnant! Can anyone tell me what they know about women who are celiac not being able to get pregnant?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

If you heal up by following your diet, I believe that you may be blessed with  children.  I had untreated celiac during my childbearing years.  I miscarried my first child, after that I had 5 healthy children.  My pregnancies were naturally 2-3 years apart and then I lapsed into infertility. 

 

It is possible to have children when you have celiac disease.  Wait, I think, until you have a marriage with their father, so you will both stay commited for those dear ones yet tobe.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you heal up by following your diet, I believe that you may be blessed with  children.  I had untreated celiac during my childbearing years.  I miscarried my first child, after that I had 5 healthy children.  My pregnancies were naturally 2-3 years apart and then I lapsed into infertility. 

 

It is possible to have children when you have celiac disease.  Wait, I think, until you have a marriage with their father, so you will both stay commited for those dear ones yet tobe.

 

So how long were you on the gluten free diet before you had your first child?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was undiagnosed the whole time!  I was kept alive in famine and very blessed.  I would have taken in more babies if I could have.  :)  I do recommend going gluten free first!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am interested in this thread too as I am undiagnosed, waiting for blood screening, and 35 with no biological children. We were always under the assumption that it was my husband as his sperm count isnt the best...its not the worst either and we have been trying for almost 15 years. We were blessed with 4 children through adoption so infertility for me was a blessing in disguise. I do wonder, however, if celiac is related to my inability to get pregnant. Good luck with your young marriage and your adventure with having a family. Those are the best years!! 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




From my reading of others' posts here on the board, once on the gluten free diet fertility tends to normalize.  Those who have been unable to conceive, as well as those who have had multiple miscarriages, seem to have been able to carry healthy children to term once their own bodies are healthy.  So just relax and let it happen  :) 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is all very helpful information! Thanks everyone :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know celiac disease can affect fertility but it doesn't always, just like not everyone experiences the same gastro or neurological symptoms in this disease.  I think that untreated celiac can lead to other health problems (like PCOS or Hashi's or lupus) that causes infertility though.... but not in everyone.

 

I have had three children and one, very early, miscarriage. Considering that about 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, that puts me at very average. I was an untreated celiac until my youngest turned 5 years old yet I never had difficulty (thankfully and luckily) becoming pregnant.  Trying for a pregnancy took from 1 month to 5 months, which is good considering that I was in my very twenties and early thirties during that time.

 

Best wishes to you.  :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,104
    • Total Posts
      920,370
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • It is absolutely possible for non-Celiac gluten intolerance and/or gluten sensitivity to cause extreme symptoms. The difference between those and Celiac is that Celiac will cause actual small intestinal damage to the villi, while NCGI/gluten sensitivity can have extreme symptoms, there is no damage to the small intestine.  Other causes of bloating can be SIBO or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.  The title pretty much says it all and you need antibiotics to help combat that. Basically, your small intestine's bacteria is out of whack and you have more bad bacteria than good. I know there is a test but have no experience with this. You may want to google it and read up on it and maybe ask a specialist about it too?  This is something they should be testing for anyway to figure out what is going on.  You could also have food allergies, as opposed to an intolerance like Celiac.  You can see why this is so hard to figure out sometimes! Are you sure you are completely gluten free?  This diet has a big learning curve and cross contamination is important.  Please take a look, if you already have not, at this link.  It was written by a previous member of the forum and although it is a bit lengthy, it is what you need to know about following the diet and living gluten free successfully. She did a very good job on it!  Even tiny amounts in your diet can still cause symptoms. http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/91878-newbie-info-101/ Have you been tested for vitamin deficiencies or anemia?  These could offer a clue to see whether you are malnourished or not. Many people with celiac have both deficiencies and anemia.  Between testing for these and genetic testing to see if you carry a Celiac gene might help you to rule it out if you cannot have a scope done.  But you do remember that you need to be eating gluten for the scope? 
    • Celiac disease is a tricky rascal. Just when you think you've got it under control, it sneaks up and manifests into new and often unexpected problems. At least, this is what we have found over the last decade. From contacts with others who have Celiac disease, we know we're not alone. I'm in my early thirties and find that sometimes my body acts more like that of an old man's. View the full article
    • Thank you, Gemini.   Is it possible for non-celiac gluten sensitivity or intolerance to have this severe symptoms?
      I'm on gluten free diet two weeks now and no change... What are other causes of these symptoms beside food?
    • I am trying to decipher the test and it looks to me like the Total IgA is fine.  Your number appears to be in the middle of the reference range, which would be sufficient IgA for testing.  I am in America so your country's testing is a bit different from here....I really hope I got that right!  If you have severe enough symptoms of a GI problem, some doctors here would move onto a biopsy even with negative blood results.  I think if you cannot get a full Celiac panel done, then a scope with biopsy should come next. Severe bloating has a cause and they need to rule out a food problem. There can be other causes but food is usually a big trigger. Yes, keep us updated!  We are here to help.
    • A rapidly expanding knowledge of the celiac disease regulatory pathway could soon lead to new breakthroughs. View the full article
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,141
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Sandyblake1711
    Joined