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Bridgette's Story

 
1/19/2011

I tried to get pregnant for 10 years. The first couple of years, we tried on our own. Then I was put on Clomid pills for fertility, then Metformin, then a variety of birth control pills only to come off them and try on our own again. Finally I got Follistim shots in my abdomen for 2 years with intrauterine insemination along with the shots.  After all this, to no success, I had to stop all the shot because my new insurance wouldn’t cover it.

I decided to go on a diet to lose weight before trying again. The diet was high protein, low carb, low sugar and low fat. I lost 20 lbs. Within a year on the diet, I got pregnant but miscarried. Finally, I got pregnant on my own for a second time and had a handsome little boy who is nearly a year old. I had no complications during the pregnancy, but I did take iron supplements and stopped all my other medications. (At the time, I had been taking Topomax for migranes, Bentyl for IBS, and Singular and Allerga for sinus allergies.)

Since giving birth, I have learned that my son and I both have gluten intolerance. Fortunately, with my new gluten-free diet, I have not had to restart the medications I previously took.

*Learn more about the link between celiac disease and women's health, including fertility issues.
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