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A 53-year-old member asked:

Can you explain the concerns about pregnancy and celiac disease?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Pregnancy loss: Untreated celiac disease, even when subclinical, has been associated with pregnancy loss, menstrual disorders, and infertility. Treatment of celiac disease appears to prevent these problems.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Inadequate nutrition: Poor nutrition leads to undersized infants & sometimes premature labor. It adversely affects maternal health. Uncontrolled celiac disease leads to poor nutrition. There is a medical fad in the us where many people believe they have celiac disease when they don't & adopt inadequate diets as a result. See you doctor for diagnosis & a nutritionist for dietary advice. Not the other way around.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can celiac disease complicate pregnancy?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Celiac disease: It certainly can, as celiac disease can cause significant illness including malabsorption issues. It is necessary to obtain physicians that can treat the celiac disease as any pregnancy will probably be a high risk pregnancy if the celiac disease is not well controlled.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of celiac disease on pregnancy?

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Can be minimal: If avoid gluten then your symptoms should be minimal and you can absorb all the nutrients you need by eating a well balanced diet. If you are finding it hard to eat a gluten-free diet, try looking at some cookbooks from southeast asia, such as south india or thailand as these are regions that eat a rice based diet.

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