The popular magazine did their part to drive diagnosis and raise awareness of celiac disease after interviewing Beyond Celiac CEO Alice Bast on her struggles with reproductive health prior to her own diagnosis.
In a one-on-one setting, Beyond Celiac CEO Alice Bast often hears from women who have suffered through multiple miscarriages and stillbirths due to undiagnosed celiac disease. It’s a story Alice can relate to; she herself delivered a full term stillborn, a baby girl she named Emily, and experienced multiple miscarriages before her diagnosis. It’s not a story, however, that is commonly spoken about in the public arena.
The popular magazine Cosmopolitan reported on Alice’s reproductive health struggles, heightening awareness of both the seriousness of celiac disease and its many signs and symptoms. After sharing the article on social media, Beyond Celiac noticed that some women were asking their friends who shared the original article for more information on celiac disease testing. This information is clearly much needed by women who have unexplained infertility, as 4 to 8 percent of them may have undiagnosed celiac disease. Within the Beyond Celiac Facebook page, women were connecting over their shared experiences of such great loss.
Beyond Celiac encourages you to read the article and share this important message across social media to raise awareness of the many ways celiac disease can show itself. Read the full story here: “I Didn’t Find Out I Had Celiac Disease Until I Started Miscarrying.”
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