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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
I have pcos and am trying to get pregnant. I am currently taking metformin 500x1 though my insulin levels are normal. Can i take carcinia cambogia?
Maybe: It's not recommended to take it if you are trying to get pregnant, but that is because no one knows what kind of effects it has on the fetus. I wouldn't worry about it affecting your blood sugar as you are taking metformin for pcos related fertility issues rather than diabetes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2-4 days before missed period. Faint line pregnant test. Second cycle of clomid (clomiphene). I have had to miscarriages at 5 weeks. Any luck? I take metrophmin insuli
Patience...: Patience is a virtue that all parents (and prospective parents) should seek. A urine pregnancy test done correctly should give a reliable result 3 weeks after possible conception (making it unlikely to be a false negative if it is negative). Hopefully, it will be a positive, but there usually is no need to give it another thought until then. ...Read more
Yes, but: If you're Insulin resistant, you may get pregnant but if untreated it may lower the odds of getting pregnant, increase the chance of a loss, and increase the likelihood of problems with you during pregnancy as well as issues with your baby. Clearly, it's critical and best to get healthy before getting pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a problem: Insulin is safe in pregnancy, in fact it is definitely first line therapy for a lot of women who have diabetes in pregnancy. The most important thing to remember in pregnancy, is that your blood sugars can fluctuate more widely when you have diabetes in pregnancy, thus frequent monitoring is essential. Also meeting with nutritionist to make sure you're on a diabetic diet is essential as well. ...Read more
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