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Kelly J.

Your Experiences With Concieving After Going Gluten Free

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My fiance and I aren't trying to concieve right now, but are thinking of doing so in a year or two. I already have a beautiful 7 year old daughter, and I'm not sure if I had the celiac then or not. I'm hoping that it wil be easy to concieve again, but since I've recently been diagnosed with celiac disease, I'm wondering if it is going to be harder to concieve this time around. Has anyone had any experiences with difficulty concieving before going gluten free, but then finally concieving after going gluten free? Since the celiac disease dx we're thinking that maybe we should wait the full two years instead of one to make sure that I've healed internally before trying to concieve. I'd rather not have to wait that long, but will if it depends on the health of myself or our baby. Any similar experiences or advice?

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Celiac Disease is something you have had all your life. It's just that you had no symptoms and then they were "triggerd".

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Celiac Disease is something you have had all your life. It's just that you had no symptoms and then they were "triggerd".

So then typically, is it harder to concieve after the symptoms are triggered?

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My Mother had no trouble conceiving two children. I don't see why it would be harder for you to have another child after going gluten-free unless it would be un-related to Celiac Disease. Most stories I have heard were about people having trouble before going gluten-free. I don't know though.

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My Mother had no trouble conceiving two children. I don't see why it would be harder for you to have another child after going gluten-free unless it would be un-related to Celiac Disease. Most stories I have heard were about people having trouble before going gluten-free. I don't know though.

I wasn't saying that it would be harder to concieve after going gluten free. In fact it would be easier. I've read that it can be harder to concieve and a greater likelihood of miscarriage if you have undiagnosed Celiac disease due to not absorbing nutrients well. I was just asking others how long it took for them to concieve after going gluten free if it was difficult to concieve before going gluten free. I'm sure it may differ for each couple, but I was just curious.

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I was unable to conceive for five months until diagnosed with celiac disease and then within one month of being gluten-free, we conceived. I hope we will have it easier when we try again bc I am being very strict on my gluten-free diet now! (after much cheating, denial and mistakes!)

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I went off the pill and got pregnant two weeks later. I was not gluten free, never had been. Didn't go gluten free until I found out about being pregnant. I think it just depends on how much damage your body has. I have always been fairly healthy, never malnourished or skinny (I wish...). I'm sure there was damage, but I haven't had the problems with malabsorption and other things that might make it harder for my body to conceive or carry a child. Even with mistakes made on the gluten-free diet, my pregnancy has been problem free and baby is growing great (35 weeks). So I guess it depends on your particular situation.

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I had been trying to get pregnant for one year before being diagnosed with celiac disease. AFter being gluten free for one year I finally conceived. We now have a beautiful daughter - Eva Marie - born in March.

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