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Father With Celiacs, What Are The Chances Of Our Kids Inheriting?

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Hello, everyone. I hope you are well  ^_^

 

My boyfriend and I are hoping to start a family pretty soon, I'm just taking precautions and wondering about the chances of our children inheriting celiacs. My boyfriend developed it when he was quite young, and neither of our families have a history of it, so we are unsure of the possibilities.

 

Also, would I have to eat a gluten free diet while I'm pregnant? Most meals I eat are gluten free, but I often enjoy snacks that aren't, would I have to cut them out or substitute?

 

Thank you, have a great day  :)

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http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/CDCFactSheets8_FactsFigures.pdf

 

Looks like a 1 in 22 chance.  No reason to eat gluten-free during pregnancy unless you have Ceiac disease.  I have seen that but can't find it right now.

 

or 1 in 20?

 

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/what-is-the-prevalence-for-others-in-my-family-to-have-celiac-disease-since-ive-been-diagnosed-with-it

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Hello, everyone. I hope you are well  ^_^

 

My boyfriend and I are hoping to start a family pretty soon, I'm just taking precautions and wondering about the chances of our children inheriting celiacs. My boyfriend developed it when he was quite young, and neither of our families have a history of it, so we are unsure of the possibilities.

 

Also, would I have to eat a gluten free diet while I'm pregnant? Most meals I eat are gluten free, but I often enjoy snacks that aren't, would I have to cut them out or substitute?

 

Thank you, have a great day  :)

 

Exciting!  :)

 

Kareng gave you the stats I heard. somewhere around 1/22 celiacs will have a child with celiac disease. The child may also be more prone to developing other autoimmune diseases than the regular population - things like thyroiditis and diabetes are some of the more common AI diseases associated with celiac disease. It's not a guarantee by any means but you would want to be aware of possible issues in the future.

 

I have no idea about a non-celiac mom eating gluten while pg with a celiac's baby. Huh. :huh:  I know IgA, IgG and IgE crosses into the placenta but since you don't have the disease, I really don't know... It wouldn't surprise me as I believe (not sure on this) that gluten is in breast milk if the mother is consuming it. https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/bitstream/handle/1887/13118/02.pdf?sequence=6

 

If you can't find a good answer, you might want to gluten-free just to be safe since you may have to consider that while bf'ing anyway.... I gotta, you'll be a great mom - I'm impressed you are looking into this already!  :)

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