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  1. There are blood tests that can look for certain antibodies that would be elevated if you have celiac disease. I am pregnant too and know that blood work is done periodically during pregnancy. I would suggest asking your doctor about these blood tests. Obviously it is not an invasive as an endoscopy. If your results come back elevated, the next step to a celiac diagnosis is an endoscopy with a small intestine biopsy, but I know that would have to wait until after delivery. I hope this helps if even just a little bit. I was very ill until my celiac diagnosis and got great relief after a positive diagnosis. If it is not celiac disease that you have, I hope they figure it out quickly for you. ***I've included some information I got from this website: http://www.celiaccenter.org/celiac/faq.asp#drink about which blood tests I have been referring. "There is a particular series of blood tests called the
  2. I'm new to the board here, but have a question that I cannot find the answer to elsewhere. I am 14 weeks pregnant, have celiac disease and have been on the gluten-free diet for 5 years. It has been over a year since the last time I accidentally ingested gluten. My husband is terribly concerned about what would happen to the baby if I accidentally consumed gluten during pregnancy. I adhere to the gluten-free diet very strictly (as does my husband for fear of getting me sick) and never cheat. When I have had reactions in the past, I encounter vomiting and diarrhea for many hours and am run down for weeks afterward. Does anyone know what the risks are of accidental gluten during pregnancy to the fetus? Nearly everything I have found in searches about pregnancy and celiac disease only bring results on fertility and low birth weight in undiagnosed celiac patients. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I would love to be able to put my husband and myself at ease.
  3. This is a long shot, but hopefully you are willing to help me. My husband and I are going overnight to Corning tomorrow (10/22/09) and I'm a celiac. I saw your inquiry from September 2008 and was wondering if you have any advice to give as a restaurant we could go to for dinner. If you have the time to help, thank you! If you do not, I knew this was a long shot and thank you for taking the time to read it. -Rachel