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Contaminated Am I Gonna Miscarry?

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I just had a swig of Turkey Hill Brand Egg Nog and I froze...WHAT AM I DOING?! I didn't think it would be bad but I felt funny not being more careful. Even besides being pregnant I am usually more careful...but once in awhile I just guess and try something.

So I couldn't get over this nagging feeling....

I googled Turkey Hill Egg Nog gluten free

and it is on a list of things that are "No longer or never were gluten free"

AGHAGHAGHAGHAGHAGHAGHAGHAGHAGH!

Some posts on here have alluded to contamination leading to miscarriage....am I going to be ok??????

-Erica :(

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Hi Erica,

Don't worry, don't panic!

I ate gluten through all my pregnancies (was not put on the gluten-free diet yet....) I was diagnosed with Celiac in my early 20's, but after a few years of no improvement on the gluten-free diet (which turned out to be due to collagenous colitis, not diagnosed until this year), they had taken me off the gluten-free diet and told me that instead it was Crohn's...... Well, after the birth of my twins (I have four children, aged 12, 7 and 4 yr old twins....), bloodwork indeed did confirm celiac disease so back on the gluten-free diet I went.

So through all my pregnancies, I basically lived on toast piled with peanut butter, club sandwiches and chicken on a bun..... All pregnancies turned out fine even though I was piling myself with gluten.....

Actually, I asked the celiac specialist about it and he stated that celiac seems to be kind to pregnant women..... That's not to say that you can be lax, you must remain vigilant, but I wanted to re-assure you that one glutening mistake is not going to be the cause of any miscarry. The worry and panic will do more harm to you and the baby than that..... so you must relax!!!!

I hope this makes you relax.....

Hugs.

Karen

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Hi Erica,

Don't worry, don't panic!

I ate gluten through all my pregnancies (was not put on the gluten-free diet yet....) I was diagnosed with Celiac in my early 20's, but after a few years of no improvement on the gluten-free diet (which turned out to be due to collagenous colitis, not diagnosed until this year), they had taken me off the gluten-free diet and told me that instead it was Crohn's...... Well, after the birth of my twins (I have four children, aged 12, 7 and 4 yr old twins....), bloodwork indeed did confirm celiac disease so back on the gluten-free diet I went.

So through all my pregnancies, I basically lived on toast piled with peanut butter, club sandwiches and chicken on a bun..... All pregnancies turned out fine even though I was piling myself with gluten.....

Actually, I asked the celiac specialist about it and he stated that celiac seems to be kind to pregnant women..... That's not to say that you can be lax, you must remain vigilant, but I wanted to re-assure you that one glutening mistake is not going to be the cause of any miscarry. The worry and panic will do more harm to you and the baby than that..... so you must relax!!!!

I hope this makes you relax.....

Hugs.

Karen

Karen, thank you thank you thankyou!!!

I am breathing easier!!

-Erica

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yes, don't panic... I ate gluten all through my pregnancy with my daughter. Didn't get dx until she was 3... your chances of having a miscarriage for the most part are just as much as the general population if you've had a healthy pregnancy so far... even if not, don't panic. One little bit is not going to be the cause. Try to relax and be good to yourself. If you are really concerned go see your OB/Gyn for a checkup... that should help you breathe easier.

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I wouldn't panic at this point. Everyone has accidents sometimes. However, you should be very careful and not cheat intentionally. If you keep doing it over and over then there could be a chance for difficulties but I think you will be ok at this point.

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Hi,

Just one more "yeah, you'll be fine" :) Relaaaaaaax :) My preg was fine - two years before celiac diagnosis.

Hope you are feeling better soon, or maybe it was a false alarm,

Merika

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I can identify with your situation! The hardest calls to make are when you don't know if it has gluten for sure. I did the same thing this weekend with sour cream. I really needed it on my super-spicy enchiladas, so I took the risk. Afterwards, I sat at the computer frantically googling it trying to find out if it had gluten. I had the same nagging feeling. I don't think one mistake is going to suddenly damage your intestines to the point where your body is not absorbing enough to support your pregnancy. If you were able to get pregnant, then that tells you something right there. Your body was ready for a baby, and the kind of damage that leads to miscarriage does not happen overnight. Our bodies are absolutely amazing, and while they are not meant to take repeated abuse, they are able to overcome more than we realize. When I think about what I did to my body when I was pregnant with my son (not just gluten), I am amazed that he turned out so perfect! You are doing the right thing by going gluten-free, if the statistics are right and 1 in 133 people have celiac, imagine the amount of pregnant women who eat gluten through their entire pregnancy!!

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I can identify with your situation! The hardest calls to make are when you don't know if it has gluten for sure. I did the same thing this weekend with sour cream. I really needed it on my super-spicy enchiladas, so I took the risk. Afterwards, I sat at the computer frantically googling it trying to find out if it had gluten. I had the same nagging feeling. I don't think one mistake is going to suddenly damage your intestines to the point where your body is not absorbing enough to support your pregnancy. If you were able to get pregnant, then that tells you something right there. Your body was ready for a baby, and the kind of damage that leads to miscarriage does not happen overnight. Our bodies are absolutely amazing, and while they are not meant to take repeated abuse, they are able to overcome more than we realize. When I think about what I did to my body when I was pregnant with my son (not just gluten), I am amazed that he turned out so perfect! You are doing the right thing by going gluten-free, if the statistics are right and 1 in 133 people have celiac, imagine the amount of pregnant women who eat gluten through their entire pregnancy!!

So true! I liked the way you put that, it reminds me of things my best friend has said to Thanks a lot, I feel better!

-Erica

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I have had a couple of accidents & am 25 weeks along. Don't worry.

:lol:

yeah, (sigh) me too! Thanks and thank God!!!!!

-Erica

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