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Melzo

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Hi all!

I just wanted to announce that our baby girl arrived.

Samantha was born on Oct. 27th at 8:41 p.m. She weighed in at 8 lbs 8 ozs and was 20" long. And I did it with minimal drugs (no epidural here ladies!!! can't believe I did it!!!).

Since the say it helps deter celiac disease, I have been breastfeeding. At age 2 they will be testing her for celiac disease. Is that common??


Celiac Disease since August '05

Baby Samantha - born on October 27, 2006. She is healthy, smart, and beautiful.

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Yeah for you!! Congratulations. A healthy new one in this world and I am happy for you and your family.

I know what it's like with no drugs. My first came in 45 minutes, after four days of false labor. My "wonderful" hubby thought that it was emotional (false labor) and on the third day, the doctor finally said, "give her a glass of red wine", and magically the labor pains stopped (grrrr, could have told me that in the beginning)...so when she came, she came. And she was too fast for drugs, give me drugs........and now she's 25 and smart as a whip, but can't balance a checkbook.........I think they're just born that way, I didn't teach them that. :blink:

Congratulations, and I wish you well with your little one. :)


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing!

breast feeding is correlated with lower risks of celiac, but it is a correlational, not causal, relationship, nor are they long term studies (i.e., how do you account for celiacs who develop later on?)

https://www.celiac.com/st_prod.html?p_prodi...-31106044327.fb

https://www.celiac.com/st_prod.html?p_prodi...-40106106727.e6

also, testing becomes more reliable at age 2, so that is why they suggested it. Celiac experts recommend that all first degree relatives are tested for Celiac, and even if they are negative, that they be re-tested over the years. It might be worthwhile to do gene testing (if she doesn't have the genes, she has a much lower chance of getting 'true' Celiac, as about 95% of confirmed celiacs have either DQ2 or DQ8. Now, this doesn't account for gluten intolerance, but could make it easier on you in the long run. that is what i plan on doing with my future children :))

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Congratulations!

Thanks so much for posting about little Samantha. If you ever get a chance to post a picture I'd love to see her. :)


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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Congratulations! Welcome to little Samantha (I love that name!) :D


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Very common. I have celiac diagnosed by biopsy. All three of my kids were tested this year - all after age 2. I breastfed all of them. None of them have it so far. My doc will now test them every other year.

Hi all!

I just wanted to announce that our baby girl arrived.

Samantha was born on Oct. 27th at 8:41 p.m. She weighed in at 8 lbs 8 ozs and was 20" long. And I did it with minimal drugs (no epidural here ladies!!! can't believe I did it!!!).

Since the say it helps deter celiac disease, I have been breastfeeding. At age 2 they will be testing her for celiac disease. Is that common??


Amanda

Positive TTG 9/05

Positive endoscopy 9/05

Doing well with "Sprue"

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:wub:Congratulations on the arrival of little Samantha! :wub:


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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:) Congrats, that's so exciting :D My DS was tested at almost 3 and so far is clear. Breastfeeding, if you can, has got to be better all round. All the best with everything.

Susie from Coventry, UK

IBS & GERD 2000

Screened for coeliac disease as sister has it - negative blood test

Nov 2005 positive blood tests

January 2006 dx by biopsy

gluten-free and dairy lite since then

I am also neutropenic, anaemic and have hypothyroidism

Feb 08: free protein S deficiency; candida overgrowth; adrenal exhaustion

'My grace is enough; it's all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.' 2 Corinthians 12

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Thanks everyone for your well wishes! Much appreciated. I also appreciate all your comments regarding the celiac disease testing. I just hope and pray that she doesn't have it!!! AND I will continue to breastfeed (even though it's a huge pain in the butt!!!)


Celiac Disease since August '05

Baby Samantha - born on October 27, 2006. She is healthy, smart, and beautiful.

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Thanks everyone for your well wishes! Much appreciated. I also appreciate all your comments regarding the celiac disease testing. I just hope and pray that she doesn't have it!!! AND I will continue to breastfeed (even though it's a huge pain in the butt!!!)

Belated congratulations!

I have to say, if it's a "pain in the butt," then your not breastfeeding correctly! LOL! :lol: (Sorry, couldn't resist!)

Seriously, it will take a few weeks to get into the groove of breastfeeding...it's a learning experience for both you and baby. Once you've got the method down pat, you'll find it's actually a breeze...and way less work than having to clean and prepare bottles.

Michelle

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Seriously, it will take a few weeks to get into the groove of breastfeeding...it's a learning experience for both you and baby. Once you've got the method down pat, you'll find it's actually a breeze...and way less work than having to clean and prepare bottles.

Gotta agree there. Give it time, make sure of the latch and you'll both feel good.


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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