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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Insulin During Pregnancy

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Is it safe to give myself insulin shots in the belly during pregnancy?

Is it safe to give myself insulin shots in the belly during pregnancy?

Yes: Insulin injections are subcutaneous, meaning the medicine is deposited in the skin. Just because you give yourself the injection over the baby does not mean the medication is going directly to the baby. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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What's the role of insulin in pregnancy?

What's the role of insulin in pregnancy?

Same as when not: Insulin acts like a cab, transporting glucose from the blood into the cell. Pregnancy can reveal mother's emerging problem keeping her glucose levels in the normal range, causing them to drift up. The fetus makes its own insulin & must put away any excess. Mothers high glucose can cause organ overgrowth in baby & increase risk of birth defects. Mother may need a supplement to decrease babies risks ...Read more

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Are there pregnancy complications for an insulin dependent diabetic?

Are there pregnancy complications for an insulin dependent diabetic?

Yes for mom and baby: Type 1 diabetes mellitus is associated with a number of risks including DKA if poorly controlled. There's also an increased risk of preeclampsia which might require early delivery. Babies have higher risk of birth defects, abnormal size, breathing problems even if born near term. It's always best for someone who needs Insulin to see an expert before trying to conceive (ttc) for her sake and baby's. ...Read more

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I have GD, diagnosed at 24 weeks, was insulin resistand pre pregnancy. Control GD with diet, numbers are in range. Do I still need to deliver before 39w?

I have GD, diagnosed at 24 weeks, was insulin resistand pre pregnancy. Control GD with diet, numbers are in range. Do I still need to deliver before 39w?

Not necessarily: If your blood sugars are well controlled and there are no other complications, you do not neccesarily need to deliver before 39 weeks just because of gestational diabetes. Your OB will be watching closely and let you know is there is a reason for early delivery. Best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more

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I just started taking insulin at 35 weeks pregnancy. Will it do any harm to my baby?

I just started taking insulin at 35 weeks pregnancy. Will it do any harm to my baby?

Helps/not harms baby: Insulin (i) carries glucose through cell walls so its can be used. The (i) u take/make stays in your body controlling your blood sugar while baby actually begins to make its own during pregnancy. If your blood sugar level stays too high, baby makes xs (i)& puts away the xs sugar as enlarged organs. At delivery babies xs (i) can drive their blood sugar down to 0 & require iv's.Keep your level nl. ...Read more

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How much time after an abortion does it take for insulin levels to return to pre pregnancy level?

How much time after an abortion does it take for insulin levels to return to pre pregnancy level?

Unclear: Having an abortion should not have much effect on Insulin levels. If you are diabetic then it is more important to monitor blood sugar than Insulin levels. Consider seeing an Obgyn to clarify why Insulin levels are being monitored. ...Read more

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I'm diabetic. I'm planning for pregnancy. What is perfect hba1c shoud I have before conception. I had insulin pumb?

I'm diabetic. I'm planning for pregnancy. What is perfect hba1c shoud I have before conception. I had insulin pumb?

As low as possible: Hba1c < 7 would be great! This is often difficult to attain but is very important when it comes to healthy pregnancies especially in the setting of diabetes. ...Read more

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What causes FSH to decrease in PCOS? Insulin/total, free testos. Normal. Don't want pregnancy yet, suggest tests/treatment.

What causes FSH to decrease in PCOS? Insulin/total, free testos. Normal. Don't want pregnancy yet, suggest tests/treatment.

PCOS: The underlying cause of PCOS is unknown although genetics and weight are important factors. FSH stays low and LH is usually high leading to an imbalanced production of Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone. If overweight weight loss is crucial. Typically menstrual cycles are controlled with birth control until you are ready to try and get pregnant. ...Read more

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I have come off the contraceptive pill 2 weeks ago since then I feel nauseas sense smell is hightened negative pregnancy test cold this be sideffects?

I have come off the contraceptive pill 2 weeks ago since then I feel nauseas sense smell is hightened negative pregnancy test cold this be sideffects?

Possibly: Hormonal changes can make you nauseous and affect your senses. See your gynecologist but usually time will help unless you have hormonal imbalance. ...Read more

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I am concerned I was exposed to lead during my pregnancy. Will my baby be affected? What are the possible side effects?

I am concerned I was exposed to lead during my pregnancy. Will my baby be affected? What are the possible side effects?

Depends on exposure: Lead has the capacity to harm us when it accumulates body. It can slow brain development & at toxic levels can cause seizures. Simple blood tests can tell the level of your exposure and if your infant was exposed as well. Treatment is available if needed. Since lead was removed from most products decades ago, we seldom see problem levels in kids. Its likely your exposure will not be a problem. ...Read more

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Why is it better to sleep on the left side instead of the right during pregnancy? And what are the effects of sleeping on the right side?

Why is it better to sleep on the left side instead of the right during pregnancy? And what are the effects of sleeping on the right side?

Either side okay: When you lay on your back during the second half of pregnancy, the uterus itself will impede blood flow back to your heart causing a drop in your blood pressure. You might notice that in this position you will feel dizzy and light-headed. A tilt to the right or the left is adequate to avoid this effect. ...Read more

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What is librium and what are its side effects during pregnancy?

What is librium and what are its side effects during pregnancy?

SEE BELOW: Librium is a sedative of the benzodiazepine class. It is habit forming but usually not prone to abuse. It is considered unsafe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Side effects of labetalol during pregnancy?

Side effects of labetalol during pregnancy?

Variable: Labetalol is given a classification of c in pregnancy meaning that there no studies in humans or animals to evaluate fetal risk vs. Maternal benefit.
It however is used to tret difficult to control hypertension.Common side efects include dizziness, nausea/vomiting, fatigue, shortness of breath, headache.More serious reactions include slow heart rates, heart failure, liver toxicity ...Read more

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Side effects of cholecalciferol6000iu during pregnancy?

Side effects of cholecalciferol6000iu during pregnancy?

None: It will help you and your baby absorb calcium. At that dose you should have periodic vitamin d levels performed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) during pregnancy?

What are the side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) during pregnancy?

Limited Data: Both antibiotics have limited data available for any fetal effects during pregnancy. Invanz (ertapenem) is considered category b or safe based on animal studies with limited human experience. Vancomycin is considered category b/c for simlar reasons. There is no data reporting malformations. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) during pregnancy?

What are the side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) during pregnancy?

Limited Data: Both antibiotics have limited data available for any fetal effects during pregnancy. Invanz (ertapenem) is considered category b or safe based on animal studies with limited human experience. Vancomycin is considered category b/c for simlar reasons. There is no data reporting malformations. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) injections during pregnancy?

What are some of the side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) injections during pregnancy?

Vancomycin: Vancomycin capsules are FDA pregnancy category B & Vancomycin oral solution is FDA pregnancy category C. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to a rhogam injection during first pregnancy?

Are there any side effects to a rhogam injection during first pregnancy?

NotunlessURallergic.: Safe and very useful intervention - very rarely allergies can make it potentially dangerous. ...Read more

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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more