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Taking Metformin, pregnant! Advice.

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Not sure if I posted in the right place, but hey. I tried.

A little over a year my husband and I have been trying to conceive. Turns out I had PCOS. I was sent to a fertility clinic and he prescribed me Metformin. I've been taking it a little over a month now, and I'm officially pregnant!


My concern: To those who've taken Metformin we're you taken off right away or were you told to keeping taking it till first trimester. I'm very scared of losing this child. I have yet to talk to my doctor about it, I have an appointment later this month. Also. Were you considered a high risk, due to PCOS?

I just found out Monday that I was pregnant, but have yet to enjoy it, due to constant worry. And I know I shouldn't stress, that's why I'm asking others who've had this problem to help me.


Thanks for your time,


by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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by Bronze Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 1:27 AM
Not sure, but my Mom and I both have PCOS and we've both had healthy pregnancies, births and kiddos. Good luck!!
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by Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 1:38 AM

When I was pregnant with my youngest, I was on Metformin because I have Type II Diabetes. Now, I was told that it was harmful so I was switched to insulin ( the rise in my blood sugar was the first indicator for me that something was going on with my body) by my diabetes specialist or endocrinologist. Since I could not control my blood sugar level naturally (which can be common in diabetic pregnant women), I was switched from Metformin to insulin around the twelfth week. Since diabetes and PCOS are different, your case along with the previous members, are different from mine. Just like several of them suggested, ask ask ask. Your doctors, nurses, and/or specialists (even though some of them do not act like it) are there to deal with your concerns, special issues, and so forth.

Congratulations on your pregnancy! I wish you and your growing family many blessings.

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