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Pregnant with Coeliac Disease

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mommabtobe Mon 05-Sep-16 13:57:58

Hiya, sorry if this question is elsewhere!! I searched but couldn't find it anywhere...
I got diagnosed with Coeliacs at the beginning of the year and fell pregnant in June (so I'm 15wks) and I've been trying to adjust the best I can to my new lifestyle. However, on a couple of occasions I've accidentally been exposed to Gluten. For example I had some Ginger Beer just now which I didn't realise had Malted Barley in it sad
Will this harm my baby or just me?

Just to note: I am at very early stages of Coeliacs. My endoscopy came back negative but my bloods came back positive so my consultant has said my damage hasn't yet reached my gut so I it might be that I don't get any noticeable symptom but it still worries me that this can hurt my baby?

Can anyone give me any info? My midwife is fab but she's not a specialist on Coeliac and trying to get through to the hospital is like thing to contact the pope!!

Thanks grin

dementedpixie Mon 05-Sep-16 16:44:17

Surely it would affect just you and not the baby.

mommabtobe Mon 05-Sep-16 19:10:56

I'd like to think so - as I can deal with being in a bit of pain but would hate to think my baby feels it too! confused

user1471537877 Wed 07-Sep-16 16:30:32

Hi OP don't worry it will not affect your baby only you, try some soothing peppermint tea if you need to sooth your gut

However once baby is born make sure your health visitor is aware of your coeliac status for future weaning advice of baby

You may want to contact coeliac U.K. Who can give you lots of support and advice

mommabtobe Wed 07-Sep-16 20:38:53

That's a really good call. I'm a member of Coeliac UK actually but it never crossed my mind to chat to them!! Thank you x

lordsteatime Wed 07-Sep-16 22:56:34

I think baby will be fine. just you that suffers! its quite easy to be glutened.

and congratulations on the pregnancy. have heard that it can be difficult to get pregnant with coeliac disease.

mommabtobe Thu 08-Sep-16 07:18:42

Thank you!! I was super worried LordsTeaTime but it took us less than 2 months starstar!! It's actually a real pain is Coeliac Disease. I really hope my baby takes after its dad and not me!! X

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