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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I have a daughter who just found out she has Celiac Disease. She is berg upset and is wanting to know if she will be able to have her own children one day, and if the baby will then carry the same Disease? I would love all the in put on this subject please and thank you so much.

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tarnalberry    314

As long as she is following the gluten free diet, her fertility will not be impacted by having celiac.

It's genetic, so she can pass the genes on to her children, but that is not a guarantee they will develop celiac disease. It requires both the genes AND a trigger. And even if she does, it's not the end of the world to eat gluten free.

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I have celiac disease and am currently 29 1/2 weeks pregnant and very healthy, and there are lots of other moms on the board :) your daughter may or may not pass it on, but she can certainly have healthy children in her future if she so desires. There is a leaning curve, but living gluten-free is fairly easy once you get used to it. Good luck to you and your daughter!

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BitterGrad    0

I just posted on another thread but my sister and I have kids and went through pregnancies without being diagnosed! We weren't gluten free while pregnant because we didn't know. Having children with Celiac disease is completely possible. My sister has 3 kids and I have 2. In both our cases, only one child has celiac (both boys).

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SmileyKylie    0

We spent 3 years going thru infertility treatment before we discovered the problem was my celiac's disease. After 30 days 100% gluten free, we conceived our first child NATURALLY! Not only can she get pregnant, many of us find it fixes our infertility :)

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megsybeth    5

I have two wonderful boys I conceived before being diagnosed, though I believe I've had celiac since I was at least six. I think as long as she stays healthy and on the diet she should have every reason to expect to be able to conceive and have healthy babies. My first born is celiac, which is how I came to my diagnosis, but I am thinking about having a third and the thought of having another child with celiac doesn't really phase me. Maybe I'm too early in my diagnosis to have it hit me very hard but I don't find the diet to be that big of a deal.

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I had one misccarriage and after that 5 healthy births when I had undiagnosed celiac. After that I had 12+ years of infertility. I think it is possible to have babies with celiac. You want healthy ones though, so follow the diet. I didn't know I had celiac at the time.

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modiddly16    48

I've been a celiac for 9 years and am 39 weeks pregnant today. As long as she follows her diet and stays healthy, she should have no problems having children. Also, there is no way of knowing if the child will have celiac...it's a trial and error process once they start eating solid foods.

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