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

34 doctors weighed in
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
29 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Erin Alward
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Insulin shots are safe to give in the abdominal skin during pregnancy.
The needle actually goes in the fatty tissue just under the skin and idoes not ever get near the baby inside the uterus. Some women with an Insulin pump have chosen to move the pump to their backside, just above the buttocks. Insulin injections could be given there as well, but it is harder to see that area.

In brief: Yes

Insulin shots are safe to give in the abdominal skin during pregnancy.
The needle actually goes in the fatty tissue just under the skin and idoes not ever get near the baby inside the uterus. Some women with an Insulin pump have chosen to move the pump to their backside, just above the buttocks. Insulin injections could be given there as well, but it is harder to see that area.
Dr. Erin Alward
Dr. Erin Alward
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Yes

The needles are much too short to cause any damage to the uterus or fetus.
They only enter the fatty tissue below the skin, which is perfectly safe and generally is the best area for injection of insulin.

In brief: Yes

The needles are much too short to cause any damage to the uterus or fetus.
They only enter the fatty tissue below the skin, which is perfectly safe and generally is the best area for injection of insulin.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

In addition to previous answer. The effect of uncorrected maternal hyperglycemia on the fetus is omnious.

In brief: Yes

In addition to previous answer. The effect of uncorrected maternal hyperglycemia on the fetus is omnious.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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