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How Long Should I Wait?

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Hi everyone!

I wanted to know how long I should/need to be gluten free before I start tying to get pregnant? I am just assuming it is all based on how I feel. Right now I am feeling a lot better now that I have been gluten free, since december, and dairy free for almost two weeks. I am thinking I should wait a couple more months but am not sure. I would really like to hear from anyone that has any advice or suggestions especially those who had celiac while they were pregnant. Thanks


~KIMBERLY~

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My doc had logical advice. She said "you're body won't let you get pregnant until you're ready".

Simplified advice for sure, but it also makes sense. So go by how you feel and hey. . .have fun in the meantime!

Hi everyone!

I wanted to know how long I should/need to be gluten free before I start tying to get pregnant? I am just assuming it is all based on how I feel. Right now I am feeling a lot better now that I have been gluten free, since december, and dairy free for almost two weeks. I am thinking I should wait a couple more months but am not sure. I would really like to hear from anyone that has any advice or suggestions especially those who had celiac while they were pregnant. Thanks


Visit to the er 4.1.06

blood test, positive for celiac disease 4.6.06

Endoscopy/biopsy/last day of gluten 5.25.06

Misdiagnosed for 2 decades. :( Feeling great now :)

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My doc had logical advice. She said "you're body won't let you get pregnant until you're ready".

Simplified advice for sure, but it also makes sense. So go by how you feel and hey. . .have fun in the meantime!

Good advice! Relax and things will happen as they should.


Shirley

[save the Earth, It's the only planet with chocolate and wine.

It isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...

It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Gluten free since 1989

West Kootenay.... British Columbia

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Another issue to consider is how comfortable you are with the diet and cooking gluten free, even finding gluten free convienance foods. I am nearing the end of the first trimester and have had the worst morning sickness. It has been a struggle to find foods that I can stomach that are gluten free and nutritious!! I had been cooking 95% of my meals but lately haven't had the energy!

I personally would try and wait until the diet feels routine and you are completely adjusted to it. If you already are, and are feeling healthy- then I would think there is no reason to wait any longer to start trying.


Gluten free since 10/05

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I'm a twin too! I actually came on here to post the exact same question! Must be a twin thing :) I have been gluten-free since October and I feel great but I was also not sure if it was too soon. Good luck!!!!

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I'm a twin too! I actually came on here to post the exact same question! Must be a twin thing :) I have been gluten-free since October and I feel great but I was also not sure if it was too soon. Good luck!!!!

Angel42!

I am glad to hear that you are a twin also. Does your twin have celiac? My twin does not, well at least at this time. She got tested and everything was just fine...but she does have the gene for it. I hope everything goes well with you. Good luck :D


~KIMBERLY~

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I got pregnant 8 months after going gluten-free. I would listen to your body and if you are doing ok, then it should be fine.

The diet issue is another concern. I had very bad morning sickness and also struggled with gluten free options. If I could do it all over again I would have made a ton of gluten free meals and frozen them so I could just heat things up when I was feeling bad. I also would have found some good crackers - I still haven't found any that I like and can easily find.

I think it is also important to be emotional settled with this disease. I struggled in the beginning with denial and anger and it took me a while to accept things. When I got pregnant and had cravings for REAL pizza and things that I couldn't have it was very hard. So, it would be good to make sure that you are emotionally ready to deal with that side as well.

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