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  1. I have an 18month old now. I started taking prenatals 6 months before I got pregnant with her, so my folic acid was fine, but I wasn't supplementing vitamin D beyond the 1000 IU that were in my prenatals. By 8 weeks I was so significantly...
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    celiac disease Symptom Or Pregnancy

    I had all of these symptoms during my celiac diagnosis 6 years ago and when finding out about my pregnancy 8 months ago. The stress on your body of knowing what's going on and what's coming up this week could definitely delay your period...
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    Camera Capsule?

    I've done the pill cam twice now, and it hasn't shown anything conclusive, whereas my biopsies from the endoscopies have been inconclusive as well but have provided much more info on the nature of the abnormality and inflammation going on...
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    Scared!

    I'm 32 weeks pregnant now, and it was no harder to get pregnant for me than it is for anyone else (I went completely gluten free almost 6 years ago). I've had celiac symptoms since having a serious illness that landed me in the hospital...
  5. I would second tarnalberry's endorsement of FAM. I was having cycles that would last between 40-55 days, oligo-ovulation, and my doctor basically told me that ovulation kits would be expensive and pretty much useless for such long cycles...
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    Possible Celiac Mum To Be

    I was on Neurontin for trigeminal neuralgia, and that it clears the system in 48 hours as well. However, my neurologist still suggested that I wait a month or two to start trying to get pregnant and to go on prenatals in the meantime. ...
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    Bone Loss

    When I first found out about my bone loss three years ago (at 27), I signed up at my local Curves location. I hadn't been working out before that, so it was easy to fit into my schedule and not overly strenuous, so that guaranteed that...
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    Crohn's Disease

    I was diagnosed with celiac in 2004 and Crohn's in 2007, only to find out later that the Crohn's diagnosis was premature (I also had a severe reaction to the Asacol they put me on). Every time I see a new GI for the severe and regular rectal...
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    Help Me Before I Litterally Waste Away.

    I would go to a high risk specialist now rather than waiting around for another month. A 30 lb weight loss is significant. It's very good news that your little one is measuring ahead--this probably means that she's getting what she needs...
  10. You might want to try Pre-seed. It's a lubricant that does not kill the sperm (unlike all the kinds of lube you get at the pharmacy). We used it and got pregnant in our first month of trying (after charting and preventing pregnancy for...
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    Thinking About Another Pregnancy

    In addition to the advice provided above, have particular nutrient levels checked. I knew I've had problems with low B12 in the past, so I asked my doctor to check it out before I got pregnant, so I knew I was fine there. Unfortunately...
  12. Personally, I wouldn't take anything that could have a completely unanticipated effect on the baby. I know it can be really difficult. My stomach is just recovering today after about 5 days of almost constant D and feeling awful. You...
  13. I had been charting for a while just so I'd know my cycles, which were super long. Technically there were some months in there where we weren't specifically trying that things ended up being timed so that I could have gotten pregnant (and...
  14. That's great that all your bloodwork checked out. You shouldn't need extra iron if you're not anemic. Luckily, the baby doesn't really require many calories in the first trimester and the prenatals should give you the nutrients you need...
  15. I'm pregnant and have had watery stools off and on--it hasn't affected my nutrient levels though. I've been trying not to take anything for it, though my OB said I could take Kaopectate if I really needed it. I get bloody stools a lot...
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