Pregnant And Just Diagnosed
Posted 30 July 2004 - 06:27 PM
Posted 30 July 2004 - 08:05 PM
Posted 31 July 2004 - 12:20 PM
I'm sorry I don't have very much advise for you, I just read your post and wanted to let you know I'll be praying for you. I have one daughter, and got her on the first try, so I can't imagine all that you have been through. I really wish you the best of luck with this pregnancy. I'm also glad you were finally diagnosed with celiac disease as maybe the diet change will improve your immune system enough for you to be able to carry the baby full term. I know that when my daughter went gluten-free her immune system boosted immediatley and she hasn't even had so much as a cold since then. She used to have severe asthma and ear/throat infections and major allergies. Anyways, I do think that normal prenatal vitamins should have the increased amount of Folic acid that you need during pregnancy, but since you may have damage to your intestines from the Celiac, maybe you might need more as your intestines may not be absorbing the vitamins as much as they should be. I think you should find a very good specialist who deals with Celiac (Coeliac) disease. Best of luck to you, let us know how everything works out!
Posted 04 August 2004 - 09:34 AM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 06:18 AM
Hi! I'm sorry for your losses. I hope this pregnancy will be different for you. I don't know how much you know about Celiac and the gluten free diet but you have to be extremely strict now. I loved the book- Wheat free, worry free. It really helped me understand what all was involved in the gluten free diet. I'd recomend staying home mostly and eating only what you make at first. It took me a lot of trial and error to figure out what I could have and not in restaaurants and you don't want to take those chances right now. Start making simple meals- whole foods. Since gluten is in most processed foods cut them all out until you know which ones are safe. Explore your local health food store there are a lot of gluten free options, mixes, sauces, etc. Find a good gastro Dr that other Celiacs in your area have recommended, often there are support groups locally. Try and find someone who is recommended because I've found even w/ the recommended Drs there is a lot of wrong information that they try and give you. But, anyway, have a blood test to see what vitamins or minerals you may be deficient in. Then they can tell you whether or not to take additional vitamins over your regular prenatal. Also make sure those prenatal vitamins are gluten free, many are not. I've tried a few, but rght now, I like Now Prenatal caps. They are reasonably priced, I found them at my local vitamin/herbal shop. Going gluten free is the most important thing right now, so concentrate on that and finding a good gastro Dr.
I'm 5 mos. pregnant now with our first. I have Celiac but am finding it hard to get diagnosed. I went thru a lot of worrying as well. Try to relax and not worry- easier said then done right? I found a way to push it out of my mind somehow and just focus on my diet and on remaining positive for my baby. Do the best you can and pray for a great outcome! Good luck and keep us upated!
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