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Is It Safe To Take Insulin Injections While Pregnant
Yes: If someone is diabetic it is critical to take Insulin during pregnancy to keep blood sugar levels normal to prevent birth defects in the baby and other complications including at delivery. It is also important to check blood sugar levels so that you know you are taking the proper amount. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Can you take metformin if you don't have insulin restrains or type 2, taking it to lose weight and get pregnant 1500mg, will it cause sugar to drop?
Under supervision: Some doctors will prescribe it for women who don't necessarily have Insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, but who desire pregnancy. It's not a recommended drug for weight loss. You should definitely be under a doctor's supervision when taking, as it has many side effects, most of which are GI related. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/drug-information/dr601533/dsection=side-effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 7weeks pregnant and my doctor told me to inject insulin twice a day.. Is it safe for me and my baby?
I’m 9 w pregnant and my blood sugar in the morning is always 90–97. My BMI is 32, so my dr. Recommends to take insulin. Isn't this too drastic?
More info: It does sound drastic but what is your blood sugars throughout the days? Are they normal or high. What's your hba1c? If these are high, then your doctor is correct. Fasting bs is only part of the picture. ...Read more
Can I get pregnant if I am a insulin dependant diabetic who takes birth control and has had unprotected sex?
Small chance: For women taking birth control pills (ocp's) properly and consistently, the chance of pregnancy is reported to be 0.3% per year, or 1 pregnancy in 333 women each year. The actual pregnancy rate in the "real world" is reported to be at least 3% on ocp's, or 1 pregnancy in 33 women each year. So, there is a small chance of getting pregnant, regardless of whether or not one is diabetic. ...Read more
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