I have celiac disease. He has celiac disease. We’ve made a baby. It’s still growing inside but I’m already thinking about it. What about the baby and celiac disease?!
So they say that you can be at risk for celiac disease when there is a first or second degree relative involved. The rates are up to 5-10% (I believe my doctor said as much as 15%) if you have a relative with the autoimmune condition. Celiac disease is common with two gene types: HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8. The numbers assume about 95% of celiacs have HLA-DQ2 and the last 5% have DQ8. Having the genes doesn’t guarantee celiac disease but it certainly makes it a more plausible scenario. As it stands right now, I’m the only one in my family with this friendly auto-immune condition. And so is he. I am not, however, the only one in my family with auto-immune conditions.