Jump to content
  • Sign Up
  • Join Our Community!

    Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet?

soulcurrent

Starting To Worry About Having Kids Now

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

After reading the signatures of various parents here, I'm starting to worry about having kids. It seems like so many celiac parents have kids who are positive for it and have a dozen other allergies and various health problems. Am I wrong? Please tell me I'm wrong.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, it turns out that I may have actually married another Celiac, but didn't know it until recently :P So, that may explain why all of my children have to be gluten free. So don't let my siggy scare you from having kids!

Another thing though....I used to work in a children's hospital, so I think that helped put a positive spin on the entire Celiac diagnosis for me. I know the diet can be hard on the kids at times, and my son's psoriasis is a pain, but if this is ALL they have to deal with in life, then we are still incredibly lucky.

There are so many unknowns when deciding to have children, that pretty much anything could scare you out of it. But sometimes in life you just have to jump in feet first and see where it takes you. More often than not, you learn so much from the challenges that you wouldn't change things even if you could. That's my take on it anyway!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
There are so many unknowns when deciding to have children, that pretty much anything could scare you out of it.

That's the truth. To be honest I'm not 100% sure I ever want to have kids but I'd rather have the option than not. The more I think about it the more it scares the bajeezus out of me and adding this on top just made it scarier.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm 13 weeks pregnant, and still find the idea that my husband and I are responsible adults capable of raising a child INCREDIBLY FREAKY! :) Wait as long as makes sense for you, but I wouldn't let celiac stop you. Sure, some kids will have additional intolerances, some won't. You do your best, and you'll find that your best is only good enough, but good enough is all that matters. (Well, that's my general theory in life, but I'm hoping it translates to kids too. :D)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have a 4 1/2-year old daughter, who is so far negative for Celiac and has no allergies. Hope that helps :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have 4- 3 are gluten free, only one has other food issues. all are wonderful ( except when they aren't) Having children is a wonderful amazing thing, and there are no guarentees that they will or wont' have any given issue, if you are already gluten free that would actually be an problem to handle.

what I think I wanted to say, if you want children, have children-it is so worth it, however they come.

Patty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That's the truth. To be honest I'm not 100% sure I ever want to have kids but I'd rather have the option than not. The more I think about it the more it scares the bajeezus out of me and adding this on top just made it scarier.

I opted to not have children but I think it was because, deep down, I knew there was a problem with me and I had to concentrate on finding out what it was instead of focusing on having kids. I ended up so sick, I seriously doubt I would have been able to carry to term. By the time I was diagnosed, I had gone through menopause so the decision was made for me.

I do not regret my decision and am just happy I have pretty much gotten my health back. My husband and pets are my family and it is entirely possible to live childless and be happy. However, if you have any yearnings to have kids, I would say have at least one and don't sweat it. If God meant for you to be a parent, it will happen and you won't regret your decision. It would be sadder for you to have not born a child and then had major regrets later in life. You have to be comfortable with whatever you decide to do.

Tarnalberry......I offer my congratulations also and hope you have one hell of a healthy bambino! :D I'm sure you will....you're gluten-free! ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
After reading the signatures of various parents here, I'm starting to worry about having kids. It seems like so many celiac parents have kids who are positive for it and have a dozen other allergies and various health problems. Am I wrong? Please tell me I'm wrong.

I haven't read everyone's response here, but just wanted to tell you that I have 5 children and none of the have Celiac disease. In fact, no one in my family has ever had it either. But even if they did, my own personal experience with Celiac - having recovered so well and feeling great 99% of the time - I wouldn't hesitate to have children b/c they might inherit it. If they showed symptoms of it, you'd be the first to recognize them! Those would be lucky kids :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We are thinking of having another child and we talked about this. I am not saying this is "right" for everyone- but our thinking is even with all of my ds allergy and health problems we are still grateful he is our little boy. I think for us saying we don't want to have any more allergies or related health problems is like saying it would be better for that kid not to live than have to deal with this.

I guess I don't think that when my son is older he would say that he would have rather not lived than have had to deal with his allergies. Does that make sense?

Also, because of my son's issues I will know what to look for in future children so hopefully we will be able to catch any intolerance or celiac sooner.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
We are thinking of having another child and we talked about this. I am not saying this is "right" for everyone- but our thinking is even with all of my ds allergy and health problems we are still grateful he is our little boy. I think for us saying we don't want to have any more allergies or related health problems is like saying it would be better for that kid not to live than have to deal with this.

I guess I don't think that when my son is older he would say that he would have rather not lived than have had to deal with his allergies. Does that make sense?

Also, because of my son's issues I will know what to look for in future children so hopefully we will be able to catch any intolerance or celiac sooner.

That makes sense, but that same argument applies to lots of things.. and because it does i'm going to stop there because I almost always have opinions about these things that people don't like.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Top Posters +

  • Upcoming Events

    • March 20, 2019 04:00 PM Until 08:00 AM
      0  
       
       
       
      Celiac Emotional Healing Support Group
       
       
       
      Again you are invited to join Johnny Patout, LCSW for Baton Rouge's first emotional healing support group meeting to assist those living with celiac disease manage the emotional challenges so many of us face. Most often the emotional disturbances include depression, disinterest in normal activities, insomnia, grief, mood changes, anxiety, inability to concentrate, extreme concern about managing a gluten-free lifestyle and other emotional and behavioral challenges.
       
      The professionals at Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center created the emotional healing support group to give us a safe place to begin to process our emotions and support each other as we heal emotionally while managing celiac disease and the resulting autoimmune disorders.
       
      The emotional healing support group meets every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm, at the Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center of Baton Rouge. Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center is located at 4637 Jamestown Avenue, Baton Rouge, Suite B-1. Suite B-1 is upstairs.
       
      The support group is free and open everyone managing celiac disease. For more information: emotionalhealingforceliacs@hotmail.com
    • March 24, 2019 Until March 27, 2019
      0  
      NEW ORLEANS GOURMET GLUTEN-FREE mini GETAWAY    March 24 ~ 27, 2019   We have arranged a fun and Gluten-free food filled mini in the city known for it's food and fun.  We have arranged to eat many of the famous dishes that aren't usually Gluten-free at a few of the World Renown restaurants.   Staying at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street in the center of the French Quarter, you'll be able to enjoy the ambiance of the city at all hours.   Our itinerary will include a Luxury Coach tour of the city and surrounding area - Admission to The National World War II Museum, including the Tom Hanks" 4D film "Beyond All Boundaries" - an exciting Airboat ride and tour through the Bayou.      This it the 3rd time we have visited New Orleans and it has always been well attended, so join us even if you've been there before.  Check out our website for the complete itinerary and cost.    Due to contractual obligations we must have 20 participants by October 31, 2018 to make this a go.      If you have any questions just give us a call at 410-939-3218.  Bob & Ruth info@bobandruths.com (410) 939-3218
    • March 30, 2019 Until March 31, 2019
      0  
      Nourished Festival is a family-friendly event with 10 locations across the US. Attendees will be able to sample food, health and beauty products, meet with companies, learn about the most current food lifestyles, receive coupons and attend educational sessions with industry experts. 
      Nourished Festival, managed by The Nourished Group and presented by Enjoy Life Foods, is the largest gluten-free, allergy-friendly and specialty diet event in the US, with 10 locations including.
      ABOUT THE NOURISHED FESTIVALS
      Managed by The Nourished Group, formerly The Gluten Free Media Group, The Nourished Festivals are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the United States. Started in 2007, the events have expanded from one to ten cities throughout the country. The festivals cater to anyone looking to lead a healthier lifestyle or those who follow a specialty diet due to autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances. Offerings including Paleo, Keto, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Allergen-Friendly and Nut-Free products. The events provide the opportunity for attendees to sample and purchase new products, receive coupons, meet with brand ambassadors and attend educational classes with industry experts. For more information, visit http://www.nourishedfestival.com 
       
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      86,745
    • Most Online
      4,125

    Newest Member
    emma121
    Joined
  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      112,045
    • Total Posts
      956,555
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Forum Discussions

    It’s so awful isn’t it. Do you ever get dizziness and a numb face? Mines just awful atm and I constantly think oh it must be something more serious   It’s so awful isn’t it. Do you ever get dizziness and a numb face? Mines just awful atm and Iconstantly think oh it must besomething more serious  
    Vomiting, passing out, abdominal pain that occurs as soon as my stomach empties into the small intestine (I consume mushy, well-cooked foods then), hives, allergic reactions are way more severe, indigestion, anxiety, irrtability, fatigue, achy body, tingling, become lactose intolerant, constipation, diarrhea.  Yep, many things.  Symptoms can change too.  Celiac disease is like a chameleon.  Symptoms for me can last for about six months.  Most severe the first week and gradually getting better.  
What symptoms do you get?
  • Blog Entries

  • ×
    ×
    • Create New...