September 28, 2016
More than ever, evidence is piling up that indicates celiac disease may be linked to higher chances of pregnancy-related complications.
In a study published by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, women who had been diagnosed with celiac disease through a biopsy were compared with a control group made up of women without the disease. The groups filled out an online questionnaire about reproductive health such as the age menstruation began for them and the number of pregnancies they experienced, as well as birth details for babies delivered. The study found that about half of the pregnancies recorded by women who had celiac disease ended in miscarriage.