The Anonymous Widower

Not Getting Pregnant

It is reported today, that the Government is changing the IVF rules. But they should also change a few other things, based on my experience.

I have recently traced my family tree back to the 1820s.  What is rare, is that in my father’s line, few of the women have given birth.  My sister didn’t for a start.

Ten years ago, I was diagnosed as a coeliac, which showed itself in a severe lack of B12.  I now moderate a list on the Internet for coeliacs and have come across several examples of female coeliacs, who have been unable to conceive, because of this lack of B12.  A few were diagnosed early enough and after going on a gluten-free diet, they conceived and gave birth successfully.

Remember that coeliacs make up one in a hundred of the population. The incidence is higher in the Irish, Askenazi Jews, Italians and some from West Africa. Some have said that coeliac disease is linked genetically to sickle cell anaemia.

May 22, 2012 - Posted by | Health | , , ,

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