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Stomach Issues After Giving Birth

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I was wondering if any of the women with Celiac Disease have had stomach issues after giving birth. I just had a baby two weeks ago and have had awful cramps and stomach problems for the past 5 days. It is as if I have been eating gluten, which I haven't. I developed Celiac after the birth of my first son two years ago. I am absolutely terrified that I now have some other related illness. I am hoping it is just my body is returning to normal and not some other illness. With my son I lost a ton of weight and thought I was dying from the pain...I am so terrified of feeling that way again. Any input or advice would be appreciated.

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I would go to your OBGYN and have it checked out. I am sure it is the last thing you want to do, but better be safe.

The cramping is most likely your uterus shrinking back to it's normal size and is probably normal - but of course cysts and endometriosis cause some cramping as well.

I will tell you that I have had three pregnancies. The first one was stillborn, the second was very un-eventful and fairly quick, and the third was very long and drawn out. I am only telling you this story because after I had my third child - I had severe cramping. I was crying begging the nurses to help with the pain and stating " there has to be another one in there". Mine almost felt as though it was a continuation of labor and the contractions I had. Multipe nurses told me I was "fine", but yet I was still having severe cramps. They finally sent in a nurse who was a mother of 4, and she told me very bluntly that I would basically have to suck it up because with multiple pregnancies - this happens. Your uterus has been stretched more than one time, and it is taking a bit more time for it to go back into its normal shape. I didn't like the answer or the manner in which she told me that, but they were right. The pain did subside and after a week or so I think was fairly back to normal.

If in doubt - just call the OBGYN's office. The nurses are usually very helpful and could at a minimum relieve a little of your anxiety about the issue.

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My sil developed celiac symptoms after the birth of her first child. Of course 40 years ago it was called "new mother's nervous stomach, it's all in your head,relax".

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Hi,

I recently posted this comment in my blog "I'm a new member searching for answers, information. I have been sick for 2 1/2 yrs since the birth of my son (c-section), with the fallowing symptoms: loose stools, weight loss, chronic fatigue, longer menstrual cycle, etc... I've done many procedures such as Endoscopy, etc... All results and celiac blood work/biopsy was negative. My first G.I. suggested to fallow a dairy free diet and thought I could have IBS. I recently went for a second opinion but nothing was found and my celiac test was again negative. My symptoms are too extreme for IBS and I can't gain any weight. Due to mal nutrition and sickness I have very low energy. There are times that I get sick immediately after in taking food. I did my own re-search and decided to go gluten free for a month. Does anyone know of anybody or have been through the same experience?

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