I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in the final months of publishing this book. Just by the skin of my teeth I was able to sneak in a small paragraph at the end of the book telling the readers about this and any possible links to infertility and recurrent miscarriages.
Here you will be able to easily access some of the links I found that helped me realize there was a good chance this could’ve been causing my issues, but for me it was too late. We are done having children so I will never know if changing my diet and eliminating gluten would’ve helped me to conceive or to maintain a pregnancy to term.
That being said, I felt very compelled to give this information to you, so if you’re struggling with unexplained infertility and unexplained recurrent miscarriages, this could be something you look into. It’s a super super simple blood test. If the blood test tests positive for CD then your doctor may (should!) order a biopsy to confirm and determine the severity of the disease’s effects on your body. I’m not a doctor, but it’s possible that even if you don’t have CD you could try cutting out gluten for 3-4 months and see if that helps as well.
Any any rate, this is some of the information I found on the topic when I was researching it in November 2018. CD and the study of its effects on infertility and recurrent miscarriages is relatively new. There was a large meta-analysis done, but much of the info was pulled from studies done very recently. The furthest back I found was 2006 if I remember correctly, but by 2006, we were nearly done having biological children. The idea that CD and gluten had any effects on fertility was quite new back then. As I read through it, I felt such sadness at the thought that the answer to all my infertility and miscarriage issues could’ve been that easy…. just cutting gluten out. I pray this is helpful to you if you are currently struggling with these issues. Please come back and let me know if this information has had a positive impact on you. You can reach me here.
I cannot find the large study my husband and I poured through but when I do I will be sure to add it here.