Getting Pregnant after Getting off of Gluten

by Patricia
(Clovis)

About how long will it take to become pregnant once you go gluten free assuming

of course this is the cause of infertility?

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Answer:

Hi Patricia,

Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing and there are too many factors involved. Remember it's not the gluten itself that causes the infertility, it's the effects it has on your body.

So, the REASON why you become infertile with gluten sensitivity is damage to the intestines which causes nutrient malabsorption from Increased Intestinal Permeability which leads to autoimmune diseases, Adrenal Gland Fatigue, intestinal parasites and a whole host of other problems.

There's also the issue of building up your body and replacing the nutrient deficiencies. If you do a gluten free diet like many people and you go get a bunch of gluten free junk food and continue to eat sugar, processed foods, artificial sweeteners and other low to no nutrient foods- then you'll not fix your nutrient deficiencies and you're just not going to get pregnant.


So, it depends on WAY too many factors to be able to say, "It will take between X and X months to get pregnant."

If you are trying to get pregnant, I HIGHLY suggest that you read the book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price and the cookbook that shows you how to eat by these principles called Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats.

These books talk about societies into the 20th Century who still ate the exact same way that they had for thousands of years. He talks MUCH about pregnancy and the ways that these societies would prepare women for pregnancy with the choicest foods- often going out of their way or enacting temporary peace during wartime to get these foods to ensure healthy pregnancies.

This is a far cry from most women today who I'll see having a latte and a pastry for breakfast at Starbucks who don't have a clue that this terrible diet could have consequences to their unborn children.

So, there is FAR more to nourishing your body in preparation for pregnancy than simply not eating gluten...


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got pregnant after 10 weeks on a gluten free diet
by: Anonymous

Hardly ever used birth control when I got married and in 7 years I never got pregnant, when my doctor ran a blood panel for gluten sensitivity, he suggested I stopped eating gluten because I'm moderately sensitive. After 10 weeks I found out I was pregnant. I'm not 100% gluten free, but I make an effort and I'm down from every meal to about 2 times a week. Still makes a difference.

13 known pregnancies/3 cherrished babies
by: Heidi

Not knowing I am gluten sensitive has caused me much pain. Only when I did the Atkins Diet did I actually hold my first pregnancy. That was back in 1999, to lose the weight I gained during pregnancy I again did the Atkins diet and was pregnant again in 2001. After that they told me I had Crohns Disease and I fought years to get pregnant.



Finally after numerous tries to get healthy I again in 2007 went for the Atkins, got pregnant and heartbreakingly lost another. I fought back and tried harder and 6 months later I was blessed with my 3rd and final child. However I did get pregnant less than a year after her birth and lost again, this time there was much pain with my menstration and after much consulatation I opted for an oblation. Only 4yrs. later to learn about gluten and its complications with pregnancy and childbirth. Wish I would have known it wasn't me doing something wrong with breastfeeding. Also wish I knew about gluten with my first carried child, I wonder if he'd be "under the Umbrella" for adhd and Autism.....

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