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OleMissLass

Member Since 29 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active Mar 07 2013 03:11 PM
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In Topic: What's Going On?!

07 March 2013 - 03:01 PM

I have not had hormone changes since going gluten-free (that I have noticed) but it definitely takes your body longer than 2 months to heal itself on this diet.  I was on it a year before I stopped completely having symptoms and gastrointestinal problems.  Give your body time to repair and prepare for a pregnancy.  I've been gluten-free now for about 3 years and was worried about infertility.  But I am pregnant now - and it only took us 3 months once we started trying.  I credit being careful about the diet and allowing my body to do what it needed to do. 


In Topic: Gluten Free In Germany

07 March 2013 - 02:53 PM

Thanks so much for all these tips!  I am traveling to Frankfurt and Heidelberg next week and will definitely need access to safe gluten-free snacks since I'm pregnant and can't take the chance of contamination. 


In Topic: How Do Pregnant Women Stick To This Diet?

28 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

I can completely sympathize with your cravings because even though I'm newly pregnant I've been trying to stick to a very strict gluten-free diet for months now to prepare my body for pregnancy. 

 

I would definitely recommend trying Pamela's gluten-free baking mix - it's great for pancakes and waffles and I think your kids might like it, too. My spouse loves it and the taste and consistency are just like regular pancakes.  I'd also recommend getting some of the frozen gluten-free English muffins (again, good consistency, not powdery).  You can also make gluten-free cornbread with regular (not self rising) cornmeal by adding some baking powder and salt along with oil or buttermilk.  When I need a sweet snack or quick breakfast I just spread some jam on the leftover cornbread.

 

Best of luck with the cravings!  I am not looking forward to that part of pregnancy because I have very little willpower.


In Topic: Very Nervous About Trying To Get Pregnant

28 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

I found out today that I am pregnant, though only very early, about 2 weeks.  I'll definitely be sticking to a fully gluten-free diet and will be alerting my doctor to some of the complications that can arise from a pregnancy in someone with celiac. But at the very least, I know I can get pregnant and that's a good sign for someone who's had this condition as long as I have.


In Topic: Gluten Free Prenatal Vitamins

28 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

The Prenatal + DHA vitamins from Nature Made are actually labelled gluten-free on the front.