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Ttc#1 -- 6 Months As Of Today.. :(
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Well, I am just venting a little...

My husband and I decided to start TTC on December 1st of last year...

Today is the six month mark of no baby.

I took a fertility test (positive), and he already has several kids...

I am just so irritated that it is happening to everyone I know that does NOT want kids! They are ALL getting pregnant on accident. I mean, WTF????

Ugh, sorry for the vent.

<3 my celiac peeps.. LOL

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Sorry to be dense but what's Ttc? Is it that place that sells you supplements that are supposed to help you get pregnant? Did you try without them after going gluten-free?

It is so unfair that people who do not want or should not have babies have them & then the idiots keep them.

The good news is, you are young & hub has had kids but - has he been tested lately? His fertility could change.

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Sorry to be dense but what's Ttc?

It means trying to conceive.

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Sorry, for your frustration. I really understand. I've been married for over three years and we have never used any form of birth control. We have wanted kids from the beginning. I have had three mis-carriages since getting married. Meanwhile all my friends that got married around the same time have been having babies-- including some who were on BC and didn't want them. People have started to ask us when we are planning on having kids. It makes me so angry that people ask that (none of their business), but I've gotten used to telling them that we will have kids whenever God want's to give them to us and that seems to shut them up.

Have you read the book "Taking Charge of your Fertility?" If you haven't, your really, really should get it.

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I second reading "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni Weschler. It is really interesting.

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I recently read this blog post and thought it was extremely interesting. A little background on the blog author is that he is a cardiologist who recommends that his patients cut out wheat, starches and sugar to help control heart disease risk. He always has interesting posts but I thought this one was relevant for the discussion here.

http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/low-carb-gynecologist.html

It seems worth a try if one is really trying to conceive but not at the point of going down the fertility drugs and ivf route.

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I'm sorry to hear what you are going through. I had one baby pre-gluten free and I am now pregnant with the second. It was much easier for me to get pregnant the first time...very easy...my husband and I had only been married for 7 days when I got prego. The second took 3 months and I was just shy of 1 year gluten free. It turned out that my body changed a lot in two years. Apparently eating gluten and my first pregnancy took a toil on my body because now my progesterone is low. I found out about the low progesterone only due to the fact that my husband and I use NFP (natural family planning), which requires us to chart observations daily. If they took my progesterone levels on the normal lab day (15 days post ovulation) my levels appeared to be fine; however, when they checked my levels 5 days post peek day (the estimated ovulation day per NFP observations) my levels were almost non-existent...a very important time to have progesterone in order to have a viable pregnancy. Also, my period started 10 or 11 days post peek day, which is a good sign there is something wrong. After a couple months of non-viability I had one stick...even though, if you look at the labs there should be no way on earth it stuck. We started progesterone therapy 11 days post peek day and have been prego ever since...I am now 23 weeks and still taking progesterone therapy. My husband and I realized that God had a plan and when He has a plan it doesn't matter what the doctors say. The doctor even commented at a recent OB appt, under her breath, "wow, the progesterone level was soooo low."

Other than low progesterone and having gestational diabetes (again) this pregnancy has been much better than my first...I would pick a gluten free pregnancy with its problems over a gluten filled pregnancy any day!

I too miss Pizza Hut and prego cravings for gluten suck, but I am proud to say that I have not given in...and will not. I recently had a sugar dream (dang that low blood sugar in the middle of the night) in which I gave into eating a gluten filled cupcake because I was craving sugar so bad. I'm very happy that I didn't give into that craving in real life beucase I don't want to know what that would have done to my pregnancy.

My prayers go out to you and your husband. If you want to check out the natural fertility the method we use (NFP) here is a link to their site: http://www.creightonmodel.com/. They have teachers all over the world.

Take Care and God Bless!

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Thank you everyone for your kind words.. 7 months and still nothing, though I am hopeful.

I don't want to TTC too long, because of the severe damage Celiac has done to me already... I don't want to risk the more damage on me, the more risk of a miscarriage with the baby.

I went to a doctor a while back and was told that I have a 'severe case' of celiac disease >>> whatever that means.. But, I know that she said I shouldn't try to conceive for more than a year or two after I met her.

So, I am working HARD! lol

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I'm confused. Why does the the amount of time you TTC matter? The longer you stay on a gluten-free diet, the more your body will heal. It might even be the celiac damage that is slowing you down, since you've only been diagnosed for a year. You are young, with plenty of time to have children.

If you're eating gluten for some reason, or taking a gluten-containing prenatal vitamin, stop now. There are plenty of gluten-free vitamins you can use and they will help both you and the planned baby.

By the way, my SiL took 2 1/2 years for the first. When they tried again, they started soon after the first baby, thinking it would take a while again. This was NOT the case and she has two kids two years apart, which was not the plan. LOL!

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No, no gluten at all...

That is just what the Dr. said because of how bad my health is, and it seems to keep getting worse.

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No, no gluten at all...

That is just what the Dr. said because of how bad my health is, and it seems to keep getting worse.

:( I'm sorry to hear that. Are you sure your only problem is celiac? You should be getting better if that was the only issue. Maybe you need a second opinion from a different doctor to figure out if something else is going on.

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