Gluten Sensitivity and Miscarriages
I had always gotten pregnant easily, had easy pregnancies and deliveries and perfectly healthy children. You'll notice the word 'had'. I only wish all of those things still described me. I have since lost 4 babies.
The first was a stillborn at 29 weeks. Then 3 more losses at 15, 18, and 17 weeks. Between my 3rd and 4th losses I was even tested for celiac disease. I told my doctor I wanted to be tested and his response was, "Do you have diarrhea frequently?" when I said no he said, "you don't have it then."
But he tested me and the results were negative.
When I lost the last one, I waited a year and asked to be tested again. This blood test was also negative. I decided to have my stools tested with Enterolabs and I just got the results back--I have gluten sensitivity.
And my malabsorption test showed mild malabsorption levels. My question is this: What is it about gluten sensitivity that causes the miscarriages? I have read that it can be due to malabsorption but if my malabsorption levels are mild that doesn't seem enough to kill babies.
Could you explain the connection between gluten sensitivity and miscarriage? By the way, all of my losses were intrauterine fetal demises. I would really like to be connected with anyone that can relate to me on this. Thank you for your time.