(Closed) Pregnant on Metformin

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Metformin is pregnancy category B which means:

“Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.”

Make sure you stay hydrated. I would reccomend speaking with your pharmacist, since it is the weekend and you most likely will not be able to get a hold of your doctor.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Also, remember cramps are common in pregnancy. I experienced them throughout my entire first trimester, some even reminding me of my periods prior to PC.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I’m on Metformin. I’ll be 13 weeks pregnant tomorrow.

I asked my OB about it – he says I’m to continue on it throughout the pregnancy as normal. I have as much risk of insulin levels going through the roof coming OFF Metformin (as I have been on it for 5+ years and it does a decent job of regulating them) as I have staying on it. 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’ll also be 13 weeks tomorrow (hey, Mrs Jag) and my doctor has instructed me to continue my metformin as prescribed prior to conception.  We will monitor my blood sugars and progress and will reassess at the beginning of my third trimester.  I have PCOS and with the insulin resistance have had much success…no need to stop taking it now!

 

My numbers and bloodwork so far have been terrific!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Hollaaaaa @diva81esq – my due date AND metformin twinny!

Oh, I should add that because of the met & my PCOS, I’ll be having two tests for GD, to see if it’s converted to Gestational Diabetes.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Make sure you are continuing to take additional b12.  Metformin will deplete those levels and you need them!  Oh and my Endo said the same thing about Metformin – good to stay on it through pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was on Metformin for a few months before I got pregnant and my doctor had me wean off of it at 12 weeks. I’m 15 weeks now and I don’t take it at all anymore.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I was on Metformin for my PCOS for 2 years prior to getting my BFP and my RE had me stop taking it.  Well, I will say that I quit taking it about a month before my BFP b/c I switched meds.  HOwever, I didn’t have the insulin resistance that many PCOS patients have, so for me it wasn’t an issue.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@anotherbee:  My Endo did not feel that I would be getting enough with just my prenatal.  She had me on a sublingual B12 (methylcobalamin) to help ensure that my levels were staying where they needed to be.  I’m currently taking 2mg extra B12 (methylcobalamin) per day.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I was on 1000mg of Metformin for 2 years prior to my BFP. Once my pregnancy was confirmed by my doctor he advised me to continue as normal until 13 weeks since new studies appear to show that Metformin reduces the risk of miscarriage in PCOS women.
I continued about an extra two weeks weaning myself slowly in the last two weeks. (Not doctors advice – just something I decided to do)
It was a little hard taking it continuously – lots of stomach issues. So I skipped a dose here or there on especially bad days.
No issues after stopping so far, and I’m 31 weeks right now.

Best of luck with everything!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i was on it as well and weaned off at 12 weeks 🙂 i would definately stay on it until then if your doc says to.

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