Coeliac disease and infertility: making the connection and achieving a successful pregnancy

J Fam Health Care. 2002;12(4):94-7.


Undiagnosed coeliac disease is not uncommon in adults in the UK and can be a cause of unexplained infertility in women. Studies suggest that dietary treatment of women with coeliac disease may result in successful conception. The diet of a woman with coeliac disease during pregnancy is discussed and agencies offering support are listed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Spontaneous / etiology
  • Adult
  • Celiac Disease / complications*
  • Celiac Disease / diagnosis
  • Celiac Disease / diet therapy*
  • Child
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Female
  • Glutens
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Female / etiology*
  • United Kingdom
  • Voluntary Health Agencies


  • Glutens