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Trying To Get Pregnant, Could My Weight Be In The Way

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I'm 28 years old and have celiac. I have been gluten-free for about 7 mo. I'm 5'7 and weigh 106lbs. I'm trying to get pregnant (my ob said its fine to try now) but have been unsuccessful (5 mo. trying) I had my first daughter a year and a half ago. I started out at 129lbs and delivered at 139. I lost all pregnancy weight plus in about 4 months and was diagnosed with celiac later. I'm scared that something is still wrong because I got pregnant the first time trying last time and now it seems to be taking awhile. I dont eat anything unless it says gluten-free but Im still not gaining fast (only 9 lbs in 7 mo.) I could really use some advice on what could be going on thanks

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I'm 28 years old and have celiac. I have been gluten-free for about 7 mo. I'm 5'7 and weigh 106lbs. I'm trying to get pregnant (my ob said its fine to try now) but have been unsuccessful (5 mo. trying) I had my first daughter a year and a half ago. I started out at 129lbs and delivered at 139. I lost all pregnancy weight plus in about 4 months and was diagnosed with celiac later. I'm scared that something is still wrong because I got pregnant the first time trying last time and now it seems to be taking awhile. I dont eat anything unless it says gluten-free but Im still not gaining fast (only 9 lbs in 7 mo.) I could really use some advice on what could be going on thanks

There might be something else going on besides Celiac. Have you gone back to the doc about it? Had some tests done? When you DO eat, what are you eating? Just some things to think about...

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There might be something else going on besides Celiac. Have you gone back to the doc about it? Had some tests done? When you DO eat, what are you eating? Just some things to think about...

I have gone to my doctors and every thing seems fine to them. I have had lots of tests for my pituitary glands, thyroid, gluten levels, dairy intolerance etc. everything is fine, the dr.s just say it might take awhile to gain giving a small frame. When I eat which is all the time, its usually gluten-free pancakes, eggs, or cereal in morning, fruit, cheese for snacks lunch is usually some sort of rice noodle dish, I make gluten-free bread all the time which I eat with lunch and dinner, and dinner is usually meat, veggies and potatoes. I also snack all throughout the day. My husband cant believe how much I eat in a day because for awhile I kept a food journal for my doctors to look at to see if I am eating right. I dont know if stress could be a problem, it could be because I do have the stress of my mom was just diagnosed with breast cancer, my husband just changed jobs and works a lot, money with holidays coming up. If it's not stress I dont know what it is.

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I have gone to my doctors and every thing seems fine to them. I have had lots of tests for my pituitary glands, thyroid, gluten levels, dairy intolerance etc. everything is fine, the dr.s just say it might take awhile to gain giving a small frame. When I eat which is all the time, its usually gluten-free pancakes, eggs, or cereal in morning, fruit, cheese for snacks lunch is usually some sort of rice noodle dish, I make gluten-free bread all the time which I eat with lunch and dinner, and dinner is usually meat, veggies and potatoes. I also snack all throughout the day. My husband cant believe how much I eat in a day because for awhile I kept a food journal for my doctors to look at to see if I am eating right. I dont know if stress could be a problem, it could be because I do have the stress of my mom was just diagnosed with breast cancer, my husband just changed jobs and works a lot, money with holidays coming up. If it's not stress I dont know what it is.

Hi Kay,

Hang in there, and yes it could be the stress or ur trying to hard like we were for our third when I told my hubby 18 years ago I'd had enough trying I went to the doc and was 14 1/2 weeks prego and didn't have a clue lol

Just try to relax more and I know with all that's going on in your life that doesn't seem possible to do,and I feel for you and will say some prayers for things to get better for you and your's.

It is like with my new daughter-in-law the doc told her to not try so hard and not to worry things looked fine and in time it would happen for her to just relax a bit more and let nature take it course(not trying to sound mean).

So hang in there we will be thinking of you !

Good luck!

Bea

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don't worry. as much as i wish it would have happened right away it took us a year almost to the day to get pregnant. i find out tuesday if it's a boy or girl :D are you using anything like the fertility awareness method or a fertility monitor? if you do an internet search for either one of those you should gets links to lots of good information. we started using a fertility monitor towards the end of the year and i swear that is what got me pregnant. good luck! it'll happen soon, you are on the right track!

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Are your cycles regular?

If you take your temperature every day upon waking at the same time, you can see if you are ovulating. Your temperature will shift about 4/10's of a degree halfway through the month when you ovulate.

Estrogen is fat soluble, so if your body fat is still too low, your weight could be the problem.

Have hubby take Vitamin C, it's good for things on his end. :)

I would also suggest a GOOD prenatal from a health food store.

Are you have good cervical mucus? This is the stuff like raw egg white that you see in the middle of the month. If you're not, vitamin A helps ... all you need to do is eat a few carrots every day. Cervical mucus is the sign that you are fertile ... so that's when you want to be trying. ;)

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Are your cycles regular?

If you take your temperature every day upon waking at the same time, you can see if you are ovulating. Your temperature will shift about 4/10's of a degree halfway through the month when you ovulate.

Estrogen is fat soluble, so if your body fat is still too low, your weight could be the problem.

Have hubby take Vitamin C, it's good for things on his end. :)

I would also suggest a GOOD prenatal from a health food store.

Are you have good cervical mucus? This is the stuff like raw egg white that you see in the middle of the month. If you're not, vitamin A helps ... all you need to do is eat a few carrots every day. Cervical mucus is the sign that you are fertile ... so that's when you want to be trying. ;)

for over a year my cycles have been the same..28 days. we started trying in july and in october I was 2 days late which of course led me to believe I was pregnant. I wasnt, so that month it was 30 days. last month it was 31days. I went to the doctor to test because I kept getting negetives, but both blood and urine came back negetive. The nurse said not to be concerned until we have tried unsuccessfully for one year, which I know is normal, and that the change in cycle could be stress but I still can't shake the feeling I am doing something wrong. I have been checking my cervical mucus for awhile which truthfully I really can't miss so I am guessing thats not a problem. My husband is one of eight kids and has two children from a previous marrige, and we have a daughter together, so I dont think there is a problem with his end. I guess I am just getting frustrated because 2 of my friends and my cousin are expecting in May, June, and July, and only one of them were trying. I am just hoping this year for christmas I can tell my husband we are expecting! my expected period is Dec. 21st. fingers crossed. Thank you to everyone for your advice!

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