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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Celiac Pregnancy Nutrition Info - No Woo Please
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I have been searching far and wide for actual scientific information on pregnancy nutrition, especially for people with celiac. The problem is that there is so much woo(pseudoscience) mixed in with most pregnancy sites. The baby is too important to chance on some non professional just saying yea this worked for me. I am in my early 30s and the disease took away any pregnancy chances in my 20s. I am not going to get many more chances/years so lets make this count. Hard science only and I will be very appreciative for your help!

I am coming to the community for help in finding papers and resources I can trust in developing my meal plans.

Finds so far:

Mayo clinic pregnancy nutrition site

USDA Supertracker food plan organizer / tracker

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I guess I don't understand what you exactly are looking for? You can look at any pregnancy site for help developing a meal plan for your pregnancy and sub out the gluten containing items. Gluten isn't necessary for anyone so the best thing is a well balanced, highly diversified diet for pregnancy. Celiac or not, getting plenty of water and fruits and veggies as well as protein is vital.

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Hey Alys,

I would encourage you to look up the Weston A. Price Foundation. They have some great info on what the healthiest foods to eat while you are pregnant and nursing are. If you look around the site I think that you can find all the scientific studies to back it up. Not only that, but the guidelines just make a lot of sense.

It is a very different approach from all the modern day thinking, but they have looked at nutrition from a historical standpoint. At the least you may find it interesting reading.

Here's the link to the diet they suggest for pregnancy and nursing: http://www.westonaprice.org/childrens-health/diet-for-pregnant-and-nursing-mothers?qh=YToxNDp7aTowO3M6NDoiZGlldCI7aToxO3M6NToiZGlldHMiO2k6MjtzOjc6ImRpZXRpbmciO2k6MztzOjU6ImRpZXRlIjtpOjQ7czo4OiJkaWV0ZWluZyI7aTo1O3M6NjoiZGlldCdzIjtpOjY7czo1OiJkaWV0JyI7aTo3O3M6NjoiZGlldCcsIjtpOjg7czozOiJmb3IiO2k6OTtzOjk6InByZWduYW5jeSI7aToxMDtzOjExOiJwcmVnbmFuY2llcyI7aToxMTtzOjg6ImRpZXQgZm9yIjtpOjEyO3M6MTg6ImRpZXQgZm9yIHByZWduYW5jeSI7aToxMztzOjEzOiJmb3IgcHJlZ25hbmN5Ijt9

It might be overwhelming if it's the first you have heard of eating like this, but if you are interested in it, just take it a step at a time and you'll get there quicker than you think.

Are you pregnant already or are you planning to be soon? I hope every thing goes well for you!

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