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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes
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Newly Diagnosed And Trying To Have A Family



Hi! I got diagnosed with Celiac Disease a little over a week ago. Before that my husband and I were thinking about trying to get pregnant. I am very new with the gluten free diet and everything that goes with being Celiac. I have not been pregnant before and obviously want to get healthy before that happens. Does anyone know how long we should wait before trying to get pregnant? Or any thoughts and suggestions for me?


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I don't know how your health is now, but eating gluten-free, as hard as it is at first, is probably the best thing for your baby. I was just diagnosed last month and as long as you're not depressed and losing weight, why wait? Babies are a blessing. Good luck.

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I think I would wait for all your blood work to be normal. No antibodies and normal iron, CBC, B12, calcium & D. As well as get your thyroid checked. Your Ob/GYN would probably want to do those if you go for a check up and talk about getting pregnant. If they don't, get a new OB/GYN. Some of these were standard years ago before getting pregnant.

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I would also wait until you have your blood levels in the normal range. Pregnancy is really demanding on your body.

And after 3 pregnancies and 3 miscarriages I'd want to know that I had done everything I could for my babies. If you have some vitamin deficiencies it can cause birth defects.

Your body will handle the challenges of pregnancy much better if it has recovered from the gluten.

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