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26 Weeks Pregnant And Glutened

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Hi all, Im sort of freaking out here. My mother, who is extremely knowledgeable in celiac threw a party today. She went as far as to prepare me some safe dishes, away from any cross contamination, and telling other guests to please not eat out of my dishes. She even changed the recipe's to exclude anything that was questionable such as natural flavoring. Anyways... I was eating away when I happened to notice that the 100 percent corn chips contained wheat AND oat flour!! Now I am so scared that I have harmed the baby. I know that there are lots of people that have had healthy babies after eating gluten the entire pregnancy (before a celiac diagnosis), but what about not having ANY gluten for years and then totally ingesting some. Will my baby girl be ok? I know its probably hormones, but I can't stop crying, Im so upset. Im so mad at myself for checking EVERYTHING except the chips. I just don't know why I did that. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Hi all, Im sort of freaking out here. My mother, who is extremely knowledgeable in celiac threw a party today. She went as far as to prepare me some safe dishes, away from any cross contamination, and telling other guests to please not eat out of my dishes. She even changed the recipe's to exclude anything that was questionable such as natural flavoring. Anyways... I was eating away when I happened to notice that the 100 percent corn chips contained wheat AND oat flour!! Now I am so scared that I have harmed the baby. I know that there are lots of people that have had healthy babies after eating gluten the entire pregnancy (before a celiac diagnosis), but what about not having ANY gluten for years and then totally ingesting some. Will my baby girl be ok? I know its probably hormones, but I can't stop crying, Im so upset. Im so mad at myself for checking EVERYTHING except the chips. I just don't know why I did that. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Puglover,

Pregnancy is so stressful and celiac makes it more so. I think the best thing to do would be to forgive yourself and treat this as any other one-time event. Like getting a virus and taking meds or having one glass of wine. Sure, maybe it shouldn't have happened but most likely it won't do any harm and adding the stress makes it worse, as the stress is transmitted to the baby too.

Give your baby a hug and get some sleep. It will be better in the morning.


Diagnosed by biopsy 2/12/07. Negative blood tests. Gluten-free (except for accidents) since 2/15/07. DQ2.5 (HLA DQA1*05:DQB1*0201)

Son, age 18, previously delayed growth 3rd percentile weight, 25th percentile height (5'3" at age 15). Negative blood work. Endoscopy declined. Enterolab positive 3/12/08. Gene results: HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,1(Subtype 2,5) Went gluten-free, casein-free 3/15/08. Now 6'2" (Over six feet!) and doing great.

"Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance." Abigail Adams (1744-1818) 2nd First Lady of the United States

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That's right, you'll have to deal with feeling bad yourself from being glutened, try not to stress out over it. Being all upset will be more harmful to the baby than a one-time glutening. It is highly unlikely that it will do any harm to the baby.

If you get D, make sure you stay hydrated, lie down if you feel bad and take it easy.


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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Something similar happened to me two nights ago. I made meatballs w/ an uncertified gluten-free corn starch. It has maladextrin in it and I assumed that it was corn and not wheat- since it is corn starch. I had a very violent reaction and got so sick. Now, I am really scared that if I accidently get glutened again, it will really hurt the baby. In the past when it has happened, I would just have an allergic reaction (throat swelling and itchiness) but benadryl would take care of it. But this is the first time I've had a violent reaction. I don't know if it has to do with being pregnant (22 wks) or if my reaction has changed.

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