The Pastore Podcast
On Pregnancy & Celiac Disease
Jan 31, 2020 · 36 min
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In this episode Dr. Pastore covers:

  • Infertility in men and women could be caused by Celiac Disease

 

  • If you have the HLADQ2 or HLADQ8 Celiac gene but do not have Celiac disease, your child still could be born with or develop Celiac disease

 

  • If one of the biological parents are a gene carrier or are a diagnosed Celiac, a gluten-free diet should be followed during pregnancy

 

  • If a biological relative (parent, sibling, grandparent) is a gene carrier or a diagnosed Celiac, studies show there is a [1 in 10] to [1 in 22] chance of your child being born with or developing Celiac disease

 

  • The complications and risks of consuming gluten during pregnancy, including miscarriage and developing diabetes

 

  • Many prescriptions and prenatal vitamins contain gluten

 

  • Pregnant celiac patients have a higher chance of anemia (iron deficiency), placental abruption and  miscarriage

 

  • Infants at-risk should have no more than 5g of gluten at the age of introducing grains (roughly 6 months old)

 

  • What to discuss with your doctor during pregnancy, how often you should see them, the tests that should be run and the follow-up required

 

Things all Celiac Disease patients should do:

  • Celiac testing for baseline IgG antibody titers. This also applies to all newly diagnosed celiacs at 3 months, 6 months and 12 months after diagnosis

 

  • Get tested for ALL nutrients beyond the traditional Folic Acid, B12, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin A to determine deficiencies 

 

  • Review your vaccination history - such as being a non-responder for the Hepatitis B

 

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