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Gluten-free pregnancy

Gluten-free is okay during pregnancy
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Gluten-free is okay during pregnancy
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If you are gluten intolerant or have been diagnosed with celiac disease then you may be having some concerns about your diet not containing enough nutrients and vitamins to benefit your baby’s health. You can relax, your baby will get all the nutrients he needs, if you make sure to eat plenty of healthy gluten-free foods and take supplements for extra help!

Here are a variety of gluten-free foods you can indulge in!

  • Fruit
  • Salads
  • Vegetables
  • Potatoes
  • Rice
  • Corn
  • Nuts
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Red meat
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Dairy products
  • Processed foods – look out for the gluten-free label!

There is a serious side to being pregnant and having celiac disease, so it is important that if you are feeling discomfort after eating foods that contain gluten to get checked out as you may be suffering from celiac or an intolerance and not knowing could be harmful to both you and your baby.

Facts about celiac disease

  • Celiac disease is more common in women.
  • Pregnant women that are not diagnosed or have untreated celiac disease have a higher rate of miscarriage.
  • Untreated celiac disease increases the chance of miscarriages, low birth weight and other poor pregnancy outcomes.

Celiac disease is a serious condition when it comes to pregnancy so make sure you have received all necessary blood tests, as they will indicate whether you are suffering from the condition or not.

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