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lenny2470

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:( I have been told to give up wheat and dairy as having test done for celiacs but have read that having this problem can make you infertile and if you do fall pregnant you will miscarry, and me and hubby are planning a baby. Any advice will be a great comfort x

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Plenty of people here have had healthy kids before and after they learned they have celiac. It is much better to get pregnant after you have gone gluten-free because your body is so much healthier, but if you don't know you have the disease before you get pregnant there isn't much you can do about it. If you are going through testing now it would be wise to hold off getting pregnant until you have a good understanding of the diet. It takes a little while to get the hang of it, but it does get easier.

I went gluten-free in January and got pregnant in July and I have never had a regular cycle in my life. Please don't stress about it! You have a much better shot now that you know about celiac.

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you will find all kinds of stories here - many have had kids just fine and many, unfortunately, have problems. My story: I suspect I've had celiac since age 12 but never dx - about 4 years ago started trying to get pregnant (before I ever heard of celiac) and went through different fertility drugs, was told I had insulin resistance and PCOS and a host of other possible problems so finally gave up trying and sure enough, a month later (after 14 months of trying), I was pregnant. Healthy, happy baby born 28 months ago - then I was dx with celiac this past May and have been gluten-free since. Never thought I could get pregnant again since I have not had a period since my first pregnancy, but low and behold I am now pregnant again (still without ever having a period, I might add). I obviously am staying gluten-free now that I know I have celiac, but I'm not too concerned about what might happen if I get accidentally glutened since I had my first baby while eating tons of gluten (I was a carbaholic pre dx) ;)

So, like others have said, don't worry too much about it (stress will make it almost impossible to get pregnant). Just try to stick with the gluten-free diet so that your body can heal itself (if you have damage) and start to absorb the necessary nutrients.

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Plenty of people here have had healthy kids before and after they learned they have celiac. It is much better to get pregnant after you have gone gluten-free because your body is so much healthier, but if you don't know you have the disease before you get pregnant there isn't much you can do about it. If you are going through testing now it would be wise to hold off getting pregnant until you have a good understanding of the diet. It takes a little while to get the hang of it, but it does get easier.

I went gluten-free in January and got pregnant in July and I have never had a regular cycle in my life. Please don't stress about it! You have a much better shot now that you know about celiac.

This really makes sense... going gluten-free is fraught with learning from your mistakes and this can put a big stress on your body... some people adapt really quickly and others longer ... so although Im not saying you should worry if it happens life would probably be easier and less stressful if you are already on top of the diet and not worrying about an accident hurting two people not one!


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I am sure you will find many people to put your mind at ease but I will share my story with you. I was dx 2 years ago and have been very strict with what I eat. When my husband and I decided to have a baby we got pregnant on our first try. I was very well aware of the fact I needed to stay on my diet. My doctor told me that if I was malnurished the risk of the placenta seperating from my uterus and abrupting was very high. That is the major risk. I did fine the first 8 weeks then I just gave up. I ate everything! EVERYTHING! I couldnt help it. I work in Labor and Delivery and so everytime I worked I made sure I was doing okay and my baby was okay. I did have a pre term labor spell but did just fine. Long story short..........I gained 85 pounds. My daughter was 8 pounds 2 oz and is now 10 weeks old. She did fine and I thought I did fine to until now. I dont want to go back on my diet. My HD is ten times worse than ever before. I feel worse than I ever have. I now have to play catch up for 7 months of eating eating eating.

Whatever you do, stay calm and do not stress about getting pregnant! Just relax and let God take control!!!


Britt

SLC / Utah

Gluten free since May 23rd, 2005

Positive Bloodwork Positive Biopsy

For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. They are plans of good and not of evil to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11</span>

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Hello Lenny,

don't panic. Of course you can get pregnant. There have been tons of women getting pregnant while they didn't even know, they had celiac. My own mother is one of them. I was diagnosed in July 2004 and now, after about 2.5 years into the diet, I'm pregnant. We thought, it never happens. But finally we made it :rolleyes: . It took a while, a lot of learning about glutenfree food and patience. Other than that my ob/gyn said, I have to gain weight, before trying again. He said, I would be too skinny to get pregnant. All bogus, I had between 108 and 110 lbs and I'm 5'3" tall and I made it. So give it a little while. First recover and figure your own diet out and most of all: Relax and have fun while trying, no pressure or stress.

Hugs, Stef


Stef

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