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July 25th, 2005, 06:46 PM
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There appears to be a higher rate of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, and premature delivery in women with PCOS. Researchers are studying how the medicine, metformin, prevents or reduces the chances of having these problems while pregnant, in addition to looking at how the drug lowers male hormone levels and limits weight gain in women who are obese when they get pregnant.

No one yet knows if metformin is safe for pregnant women. Because the drug crosses the placenta, doctors are concerned that the baby could be affected by the drug. Research is ongoing.


Pregnant women: Did you doctors tell you to stay on metformin the first trimester?
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July 26th, 2005, 08:50 AM
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Yes, I was on Metformin with my son- and he is brilliant and beautiful. I was on Metformin with this one during the first tri as well.
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July 26th, 2005, 10:01 AM
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My doctor also told me to stay on metformin the 1st tri- when I get pg.
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July 26th, 2005, 10:33 AM
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Yes, I stayed on the Metformin during my first tri, my doc told me that there shouldn't be any negative effects on the baby at all.
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July 26th, 2005, 11:04 AM
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I was on Metformin for the first trimester of both pregnancies. I, however, had a really quack doctor my first pregnancy, and she freaked out when I told her the Reproductive Endocrinologist wanted me to stay on the Metformin that long. Should have been a sign to change docs then & there. The doc I have for this pregnancy has a much better understanding of PCOS and actually said I could stay on it through the second trimester if I started having insulin/glucose problems after coming off it. So I had a glucose tolerance test 2 weeks after stopping the Metformin. Everything looked fine, so I didn't go back on it.
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