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I am wanting a baby more than anything, and I am reading here about all of the miscarriages people have had.

I am almost three months Gluten-Free (celiac disease), and I just started trying to get pregnant.

Does being gluten-free and/or having celiac mean that I will likely have a miscarriage?

This now has me really worried....

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untreated celiac increases the risk of miscarriage. but if you're staying gluten free, you'll be fine. make sure to start taking a good prenatal, and if possible, get your vitamin/mineral levels checked just to be sure.

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untreated celiac increases the risk of miscarriage. but if you're staying gluten free, you'll be fine. make sure to start taking a good prenatal, and if possible, get your vitamin/mineral levels checked just to be sure.

Great! I am gluten-free so, hopefully I can have a healthy baby. :D

Thank you so much!

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Hi Becci,

The way it was explained to me (by a high-risk OB), is that the chances of an "adverse outcome" in pregnancy are highest in the first couple of weeks (as high as 50%), but that drops rapidly to around 6% during the first trimester, 1-2% during the second trimester, and then back up to around 5% during the third trimester (which includes things like premature birth, not just stillbirth). I don't know of any studies concerning how much celiac disease might increase your risk... my guess is that the percentages would go up, but not dramatically. Certainly, a gluten-free diet is the best way to ensure a healthy outcome for you and your baby :)

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As long as you follow a strict gluten free diet and have your vitamin levels in check you should have a normal pregnancy. Of course there are normal pregnancies that end in miscarriage, but it wouldn't have anything to do with having Celiac Disease, it could be caused by any number of other things.

When I was pregnant with my second child (after I was diagnosed and had been following a gluten free diet) I was closely monitored by a perinatologist. She said they watch for low birth weight. Surprise to me, my baby popped out at a whopping 9 pounds! So it appears, at least to me, that having Celiac Disease did not affect my pregnancy! Oh, and I did not have a speck of morning sickness either!

Good luck, and when you do get pregnant try not to worry and just enjoy every moment of it- it is a wonderful time!

Marcia

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I am wanting a baby more than anything, and I am reading here about all of the miscarriages people have had.

I am almost three months Gluten-Free (celiac disease), and I just started trying to get pregnant.

Does being gluten-free and/or having celiac mean that I will likely have a miscarriage?

This now has me really worried....

I got pregnant after being gluten free for a little over a year. My doctor told me the fact I got pregnant was a good sign that my body was healthy enough to carry life. I am 15 weeks pregnant and so far, so food. Good luck!

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