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cgilsing

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Hi Ladies!

I was just wondering if any of you have had a similar experience.....My baby is normally a pretty active little guy. But any time I have any kind of stomach distress, he quiets down and barely moves....sometimes for several days. I think my family thinks I'm just being an alarmist, but it really does worry me every time it happens. I have had 2 gluten accidents (both times he quieted down for several days) Now I'm having a lot of trouble with C, despite a high fiber diet, drinking lots of water, etc., etc. My Dr. prescribed a geletin suppository (I know...ewwww :blink: ) I did it last night, and as soon as I did, he once again quieted down. I really think he is probably ok in there.....the last 2 times this happened I got really worried and went in for a fetal heart check and he was fine. Plus he has moved a little, just not very much. I was just wondering if any of you have experienced anything like this....and if so was everything ok?

Thanks!

Christine

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Hi Christine,

I'm pregnant right now too, and she is usually very active also. I have noticed though that her activity is very related to when and what I eat. I think because of the nutrients being transfered. It could be that when you have a gluten accident, that those nutrients are not being transfered because your body is having a hard time, or he could just be lulled to sleep by all the gurgling going on in your belly. :P

I had my last daughter before I knew I was celiac, so I was eating gluten junk all the time. She was a little small but otherwise very healthy. I don't think there would be any serious repercussions for your baby from a few accidents.

Patricia

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During my first pregnancy, the baby barely moved. MAYBE once or twice a day. It was so nerve-wracking. (Now, at 3-1/2, she's like a little whirling dervish. :lol: )

I ended up renting a fetal doppler from a company. It's just the little gadget they use to listen to the baby's heartbeat. It was great because if I was ever worried, I could just find the heartbeat and know everything was okay. It was $20 a month, and it was well worth it to me not to have to worry. It also cut down on my stress level.

http://www.babybeat.com/index.html

Nancy

PS - Hey Patricia, I got your PM, but the reply feature isn't working, so I'll PM you when that starts working again. :)

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