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Marjorie

Definite Link Between Celiac And Premature Labor?

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Hi all! I'm newly diagnosed DH, confirmed through blood tests and skin biopsy. In my case, I never knew I had Celiac before getting pregnant in Nov 2006. I had a really healthy pregnancy, but my baby was born four weeks early. I was diagnosed with DH about 10 weeks postpartum - I went back into the doctor about my rash because it flared up so badly after I delivered my baby. I really do believe that there was a correlation for me. I had trouble (despite my best efforts) gaining the needed weight in my pregnancy (I ended up with only a net gain of about 12 lbs). Reading all of your stories I'm amazed that I conceived and carried her for that long! I was very careful about how I ate and what I ate both before I got pregnant and during my pregnancy though, and I'm sure that on some level that really helped. I definitely plan to get my Celiac under control before TTC again.

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My water broke at 26 weeks. They kept me in the hospital and gave me IV magnesium for two weeks. So I wonder if that's one of the things that's missing from the diet that causes the contractions, the magnesium.

My daughter finally came at week 28 and she has had some developmental problems. She was in NICU for 8 weeks.

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I don't know YET, if I am a Celiac or not! They did a Gastroscopy with Biopsy in the small intestine, I don't have the resulsts yet! I was supposed to got them on the 12th, but nobody told me I was not allowed to bring my daughter so they refused to see me! I have an appt. next week! I do have an Oesophagitis, I know that, since they gave me a photo which I was supposed to take with me to the Drs. office. It can be clearly seen and as far as I know it has been linked to Celiacs. My daughter is Celiac and carrier of both genes, my son has one!

This Thread kind of chills me knowing, that I had 5 misscarriages and fought premature labor with both my kids the whole pregnancy. With my youngest, muy daughter contractions already started at 15 weeks, she was born 3 weeks early in the end! the striking thing was, that I had had an Ultrasound 5 weeks prior to her birth, meaning 8 full weeks before her due-date. she weight 6lbs and 3oz- she had that exact weight, 6 lbs and 3 oz 5 full weeks later when she was born 3 weeks premature!

If you know you have Celiac you need to avoid it at all costs, even traces don't seem to make you sick, the damage on your intestine is crazy, and since you already had severe damage, pretty much emidiete. You where pregnant back then, anyone who's pregnant HAS to take in the possibility that their unborn is a Celiac too since it's genetic! In that case damage can and will happened to the unbonrs intestine since it drinks big amounts of ammniotic fluid which do go through the intestinal tract and stomach as well. I'm not so sure if damage caused in utero is totally reversable since it's all still growing and developing! also can the baby be already born with Diabetes due to that!

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If you know you have Celiac you need to avoid it at all costs, even traces don't seem to make you sick, the damage on your intestine is crazy, and since you already had severe damage, pretty much emidiete. You where pregnant back then, anyone who's pregnant HAS to take in the possibility that their unborn is a Celiac too since it's genetic! In that case damage can and will happened to the unbonrs intestine since it drinks big amounts of ammniotic fluid which do go through the intestinal tract and stomach as well. I'm not so sure if damage caused in utero is totally reversable since it's all still growing and developing! also can the baby be already born with Diabetes due to that!

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OMG

I am reading this having chest pains. I had a miscarriage; then my son was born at 36 weeks. The good part was I was barely in labor. Thankfully all was well, but he was just over 5 lbs when he came home. The more I learn about Celiac, the more I believe that I have it. In the beginning I thought it was a sensitivity, but I think more and more it's more than just a sensitivity.

I wasn't sick at all during my pregnancy, in fact, I had pretty much pegged that as my trigger. But this has really freaked me out.

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