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Hi,

im sorry if this has been asked before. I’ve been gluten-free for 2 years. I’ve also lost three pregnancies at 16 weeks, 8 weeks and 6 weeks. Im currently 10weeks and am in a lot of gassy pain. I’ve gone back through the food I’ve eaten and realised that I’ve stupidly had barley water over the last few days (1or 2 pints a day) and last week a little pickle. Where I’ve been so nauseous and exhausted I’ve just not thought it checked. 

Im so worried that I’ve caused another miscarriage or developmental issues. Has anyone else accidentally consumed gluten whilst pregnant and all has been ok?

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Some of the items in this article you probably would want to check with your doctor before doing, but here are some recommendations for accidental gluten ingestion. I'm not a doctor, but I do not believe a single incident of gluten ingestion would cause any major issues with a pregnancy. The issues documented in research would be for those who have celiac disease, but continue to eat gluten while they are pregnant. 

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Scott Adams said:

Some of the items in this article you probably would want to check with your doctor before doing, but here are some recommendations for accidental gluten ingestion. I'm not a doctor, but I do not believe a single incident of gluten ingestion would cause any major issues with a pregnancy. The issues documented in research would be for those who have celiac disease, but continue to eat gluten while they are pregnant. 

 

 

Thank you. I’ll have a read of the article. You are right it looks like untreated disease is the issue rather than treated. 🤞

 

thanks again

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I am so sorry.  I can not answer your pregnancy question.  Only time will tell.

I would suggest a non-processed gluten-free foods diet while you are pregnant.  Become strict, very strict.  No eating out.  No eating food prepared by someone else.  Consider no gluten in your home or put in strict safe food practices.  

I would make sure that your thyroid is functioning.  My OB was careful about that as it also can lead to miscarriages and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is commonly liked to celiac disease.  

Hugs.  Try not to worry.  You can only move forward.  😊

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10 hours ago, cyclinglady said:

I am so sorry.  I can not answer your pregnancy question.  Only time will tell.

I would suggest a non-processed gluten-free foods diet while you are pregnant.  Become strict, very strict.  No eating out.  No eating food prepared by someone else.  Consider no gluten in your home or put in strict safe food practices.  

I would make sure that your thyroid is functioning.  My OB was careful about that as it also can lead to miscarriages and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is commonly liked to celiac disease.  

Hugs.  Try not to worry.  You can only move forward.  😊

Thank you cyclinglady,

 

I will get them to check my thyroid too. I’m under several Drs going forwards so hopefully this will work🤞 

 

I’m usually strict. I think where I’m so exhausted and nauseous I just made a stupid mistake. My husband is now double checking and products we buy that are processed (not many anyway).

 

thanks again

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On 10/5/2019 at 2:29 AM, EmmaI said:

I will get them to check my thyroid too. I’m under several Drs going forwards so hopefully this will work🤞 

I would have them keep an eye on your hormone levels - especially your progesterone levels. 

With celiac, the hormone levels get all screwy and out of whack. And low progesterone is one of the leading causes of miscarriage, and often goes undiagnosed. 

I have celiac, and I'm convinced my mother had it as well. She, like you, had several miscarriages. I had one miscarriage, and with my daughter I was on bed rest from 9 weeks to delivery. 

I don't know about you, but I suffer from terrible migraines, and had a migraine every day I was pregnant.  I was undiagnosed at the time of my pregnancy, and was completely addicted to McDonald's chicken nuggets, Keebler cookies, and bread, lol.

Anyway - given my diet, and what I ate while pregnant, believe me - there's hope!  Try not to stress ❤️ Hope this helps!   

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I’m terribly sorry for your previous losses. I was in the same boat and ended up with four beautiful children. My OB sent me to a gastro that specialized in celiac to review my diet, antibodies, and scope me. Although everything came back normal, he did question my coffee creamer (Carnation Hazelnut). One of the ingredients had changed giving it trace amounts of gluten. I had two more children and one more miscarriage after that. Physically I felt better, however. Progesterone didn’t prevent the miscarriages either - a side note in case you’re wondering. 
 

I’m not a doctor, but my feeling is that accidental gluten ingestion is not connected to miscarriage for the person following a gluten-free diet. You’re more likely to go through periods of infertility and be physically affected by a growing fetus. Rest, rest, rest and feed your body Whole Foods. Some things in life have no answers and our best way of living with difficulty is to keep moving forward. I believe I know exactly how you feel. Hugs momma. 🙂

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3 hours ago, Jenna1028 said:

I would have them keep an eye on your hormone levels - especially your progesterone levels. 

With celiac, the hormone levels get all screwy and out of whack. And low progesterone is one of the leading causes of miscarriage, and often goes undiagnosed. 

I have celiac, and I'm convinced my mother had it as well. She, like you, had several miscarriages. I had one miscarriage, and with my daughter I was on bed rest from 9 weeks to delivery. 

I don't know about you, but I suffer from terrible migraines, and had a migraine every day I was pregnant.  I was undiagnosed at the time of my pregnancy, and was completely addicted to McDonald's chicken nuggets, Keebler cookies, and bread, lol.

Anyway - given my diet, and what I ate while pregnant, believe me - there's hope!  Try not to stress ❤️ Hope this helps!   

Sorry if you posted this awhile ago. Thank you for your message. There is definitely hope. Thankfully I don’t get migraines. I do though get frequent headaches.

I self prescribed progesterone after an early loss this year. I gave maintained a dose of 800mg a day since we had our positive result. This can help keep the cervix stable also.

tomorrow is the same weekaage that we lost our longest pregnancy... 🤞 this is going to work and carry on. 

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1 hour ago, NNowak said:

I’m terribly sorry for your previous losses. I was in the same boat and ended up with four beautiful children. My OB sent me to a gastro that specialized in celiac to review my diet, antibodies, and scope me. Although everything came back normal, he did question my coffee creamer (Carnation Hazelnut). One of the ingredients had changed giving it trace amounts of gluten. I had two more children and one more miscarriage after that. Physically I felt better, however. Progesterone didn’t prevent the miscarriages either - a side note in case you’re wondering. 
 

I’m not a doctor, but my feeling is that accidental gluten ingestion is not connected to miscarriage for the person following a gluten-free diet. You’re more likely to go through periods of infertility and be physically affected by a growing fetus. Rest, rest, rest and feed your body Whole Foods. Some things in life have no answers and our best way of living with difficulty is to keep moving forward. I believe I know exactly how you feel. Hugs momma. 🙂

NNowak,

 

thank you for your reply. I’m so sorry for your losses. 

Mum aware that progesterone doesn’t stop a loss. It may prevent the ‘evacuation ‘ of the lids, which has had me even more anxious. 

 

Ive become do careful now with what I eat. I’d rather that than any concerns or panicked like I had at 10 weeks. We’ve got to the same time frame as our longest pregnancy so far.🤞 it works out. Sadly I’m on the older spectrum, so I fear this is our last pregnancy.

Thanks for the test advice. All I seem to do is rest. My husband is concerned about how much time I’m spending on the settee 😂

 

thank you for the hugs, sending them back to you

 

emma

 

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