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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I really want to have my first child with my girlfriend, but she has diabetes and Celiac. I was wondering if anyone here was in the same situation and has had a health baby and mother. I really need to know the risks to her.

Any info or advice would help

thanks. :D

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as long as she is careful about her diet, staying gluten free and watching her sugar, AND getting regular check ups by her Dr., then she should have a very good chance of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. She should talk with her Dr.s about this first and get their input, and I would think that they would give her the "go ahead" unless there are other complications.

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People with celiac and diabetes have healthy children all the time. As long as she adheres to her diet then she should be fine. :D

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Diabetes can be very serious during pregnancy so make sure you have a good doctor and they watch her closely. But I agree with the others she can have a healthy baby.

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I do NOT want to scare you or anything like that..but according to one list of symptoms I pulled off of one site spontaneous abortions is one of the listed symptoms and my niece has had 7 of them..

Take into consideration that the celiac disease gene is VERY dominant in my family. Most of us didn't find out until recently...

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the spontaneous abortions (or miscarriage) is really ONLY likely to happen if the celiac person is NOT adhering to the diet. I had two of them BEFORE I was diagnosed. I was on a gluten-free diet (initial self dx) when I conceived my daughter and stayed on it through the first trimester. It was only after the dangerous first trimester that I let my doctor talk me out of the diet. It took until my daughter was 3 for me to get an accurate dx.

Again. If she sticks to her diet AND her Dr.s are monitoring her closely, (with the diabetes) then she should have a normal pregnancy.

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While the chance of a first degree relative of hers (say, her child) having celiac is 1 in 22 (according to Dr. Fasano's study last year), if she keeps her blood sugar in check and maintains a healthy gluten-free diet, she, and any potential child, should be fine. Of course, she may be considered in the "high-risk" category, and need closer physician monitoring, and should probably talk to her doctors before getting pregnant so she's prepared, medically, but those two conditions alone (if controlled) shouldn't stop her from having kids.

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