Does Celiac Disease Cause Miscarriages? - Celiac Disease
Sep 18 2008

Does Celiac Disease Cause Miscarriages?

Does Celiac Disease cause miscarriages?  10 or more years ago that would have been a difficult question to answer, but in the last decade the internet has become much more mainstream and people are able to share their experiences.   I think this is especially true in situations related to how Celiac Disease affects pregnancy and the infant years of a child.  

So can Celiac Disease cause a miscarriage?  It seems there have been information to support both yes and no, but there are a large number of testimonials all over the internet who had a number of miscarriages and later found out they have been suffering from Celiac Disease. 

Once recent example I found was over at Gluten Free Help, where Celiac Disease and Reproductive Problems were discussed.

After the loss of her daughter, Bast suffered several early miscarriages before she succeeded in carrying another child without apparent complications until the sixth month. Then the diarrhea began again. A few weeks later, when she again felt very little fetal movement, her new, high-risk obstetrician performed an emergency caesarian section. Her premature, 3-pound baby—another girl—survived and eventually thrived.

Several years and many doctors later, Bast was diagnosed with celiac disease. Could the disease be responsible for her miscarriages and stillborn baby? According to what she learned during a lecture at the 9th International Symposium on Celiac Disease in 2000, the answer was yes. The discovery prompted Bast to form the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA).

The post then gives additional examples and covers the connection between Celiac Disease and miscarriages, making for a great resource if you have some concerns about miscarriages.

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Kyle Eslick is the founder of Gluten Free Media, as well as the creator of the popular Celiac Support Groups page. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+!


  1. sonia says:

    hi there, i’ve had a few miscarriages and i was recently diagnosed with celiac disease. do you think celiac disease caused all those miscarriages?

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