I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease six or seven years ago. I've never followed the diet for more than week at a time.
I am now 25 years old and have been in a committed relationship for two years.
About 3 months ago I found out I was pregnant. My boyfriend and I were shocked. We weren't trying to get pregnant. I was actually quite devastated. Financially we were not ready for a baby. But as time went on we began increasingly excited.
I went and had a "professional" pregnancy test done by my primary care physician, who was the one who diagnosed me with Celiac, and he never said one thing about sticking to the Gluten Free diet to have a successful, healthy pregnancy/baby. He was also aware that I was not following the gluten-free diet.
On August 28th my boyfriend, mother and I went for my first OBGYN appointment and ultra sound. The doctor had informed me that I had miscarried around the 6 week mark (I was supposed to be 10+ weeks at that point). I had even asked her if it was my fault that I had miscarried because of not following the gluten-free diet and she had said no.
A week or so ago I saw something on the web about woman with untreated Celiac's having a higher percentage of miscarriages or infertility.
Has anyone else had problems with this? I don't know why my doctor or the OBGYN wouldn't have said anything to me. If I had known that the untreated Celiac could cause a miscarriage I would have stuck to the diet like it was my job. If anyone could add some input that'd be great. I've been driving myself crazy the last few weeks about this.