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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I know UNTREATED Celiac can cause recurrent m/c but what about treated celiac? My labs show I'm not suffering from malnutrition and I'm following the diet perfectly but I just had my 3rd m/c in the last 2 years. Could celiac be to blame?

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If the damage has not completely healed and your immune system is still compromised, then Yes, unfortunately even treated celiac disease can still cause miscarriage.

I'm so sorry for your losses. I too had several miscarriages, all of mine were prior to being dx, and my subsequent pregnancy was full of complications, so you will want to make sure you have an OB/GYN that will search out all possible causes.

I don't think that any Dr. truly knows what causes miscarriages to occur, but try to keep the faith that you will have a happy healthy pregnancy. Just be sure your Dr. is well aware of the history and risks and monitors you appropriately. Good Luck :)

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Once the damage to the villi is healed and you are adhering to the diet I believe your chances of miscarriages decrease to that of the normal population.

I'm sorry for your losses and what you have gone through

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I think we all wish we had something of more help to say to you, but we all feel your frustration and have you in our thoughts. I wonder if your thyroid is functioning normally, that can really affect prenancies. Also, keep stress levels in mind, and not just emotional, physical too. I wish you all the best and hope you know we are all pulling for you!

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I'm sorry for your losses. I had a miscarriage, when I was 17 and too young to be pregnant anyway, so I didn't really investigate it much. I haven't been pregnant any other time and wonder if this happening was connected to my gluten intolerance and poor immune system or if it was just something that happened. I was undiagnosed at the time.

Stephanie

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It's a difficult thing to go through and I'm sorry for your loss.

I also had a miscarriage and both my childrens preganacies were threatened with miscarriage the whole time i was pregnant.

The stress was enormous and the grief is often not acknowledged by others.

This was before I knew I was celiac but I had all the symptoms.

I know often miscarriages occur for no known reason but they can be associated with celiacs disease. It may be for a reason other than celiac though, as you are gluten-free and not malnourshed. in the mean time surround yourself with supportive people and a good doctor, don't give up hope

louie

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I wish I had wisdom for you, but I don't... I can't imagine what it must feel like to have a miscarriage. I am so sorry you have had to go through this several times. I also hope your perserverance will be rewarded with a child. Prayers for you...

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First let me say how sorry I am for your loss. Our second pregnancy was twins and we lost one of them in the 11th week. I was an undiagnosed Celiac at the time. I know that hormone imbalances can cause miscarriage. Particularily progesterone deficiency. Have you had your vitamin and progesterone levels checked? I will keep you in my prayers to conceive a happy and healthy child!

Hugs,

Twister

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I'm very sorry you are going through this. My first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, and this site was extremely helpful to me during the miscarriage, after, and while TTC: http://www.pregnancyloss.info/

There is also a board where you can talk to other recurrent miscarriers, and discuss any issues or ask questions. There are many reasons why miscarriages occur, it's it probably time you consulted a specialist, such as a perinatologist.

I definitely recommend visiting the site so that you can get the information and support you need.

Wishing you best of luck.

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I'm very sorry you are going through this. My first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, and this site was extremely helpful to me during the miscarriage, after, and while TTC: http://www.pregnancyloss.info/

There is also a board where you can talk to other recurrent miscarriers, and discuss any issues or ask questions. There are many reasons why miscarriages occur, it's it probably time you consulted a specialist, such as a perinatologist.

I definitely recommend visiting the site so that you can get the information and support you need.

Wishing you best of luck.

Thanks kess for the website. I just had a miscarriage and logged onto this referenced site and it looks to be of value to me.

I'm trying to believe that my m/c had nothing to do with being celiac. I've been gluten-free since Feb., 2005. I'm an RN and I asked a MD that i worked with if there was any harm to the baby if I accidentally got glutened and he said that the antibodies wouldn't be able to cross the placental barrier. However, that they could cross to the baby through breast milk. :(

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Hello,

I am very sorry for your loss. I just found out at 26 that i have Celiac disease. I am trying to learn everything that I can so my husband and I can still try to have a child. I am sorry that i do not have any advise. However, I am seeking information out for myself and I will pass any along that I find.

Nicole2

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Just wondering - do you drink a lot of milk or use a lot of soy?

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