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    I am currently taking 500mg Metformin, I started taking it about 9 months to help with ovulation. I am now approx 6 weeks pregnant and my GP told me to stop taking it as she didn't see the need for me to continue taking it. I've been doing some research online and I have read numerous studies and posts stating that metformin reduces chances of miscarriage in first trimester. Now I am scared to stop taking it.

    Does anyone have any advice they were given regarding metformin and pregnancy

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    Have you got PCOS @QuAA, in my pregnancy with DD I came of the metformin pretty quickly and had no issues in the pregnancy. However I did have difficulty with breast feeding when she was born due to my pcos and read lots of studies that if I had stayed on the metformin it may have helped the issue. Congratulations on your pregnancy hun and hopefully you feel happy with whatever decision you make. I would maybe raise your concerns with GP.

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    Hi Heyside, yes I have PCOS. I haven't heard anything regarding breastfeeding but that is interesting to hear. Thank you

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    I have pco on one side and was on metformin for my two ivf pregnancies. My specialist takes me off it at 13 weeks.

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    I was told to take it till 12 weeks as it reduces the chance of miscarriage

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    My new GP told me to stop taking it as she didn't see the point but she was wrong! Because she also tried to tell me that PCOS ladies have the same risk as any other woman for miscarriages which is a lie.

    Anyways I went to another doctor which is actually a specialist and he recommended I take until at least the first trimester is over... which I have been doing! 8 weeks now and NO miscarriage symptoms so I will be continuing until the end of my first trimester.

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    I was on metaformin for PCOS and my FS told me to stop taking it once I feel pregnant I guess every doctor/specialist have different opinions.. I'm currently 39 weeks pregnant due next week 😃

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    Thanks everyone. It's such a hard decision when it seems to be 50/50 as to who says what. I am too scared to stop it now giving what I've read about miscarriage. I'm going to call my FS and ask if she can give me some advice as my first antenatal appointment with her isn't until Dec 15th.

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    I was told it reduces the risk of miscarriage in women with pcos in the first trimester. Both of my pregnancies I've stayed on until the first trimester then weaned off.

    I would have stayed on the whole pregnancy to help avoid gestational diabetes but it precluded me from the homebirth program

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    Default Metformin when pregnant

    Quote Originally Posted by QuAA View Post
    I am currently taking 500mg Metformin, I started taking it about 9 months to help with ovulation. I am now approx 6 weeks pregnant and my GP told me to stop taking it as she didn't see the need for me to continue taking it. I've been doing some research online and I have read numerous studies and posts stating that metformin reduces chances of miscarriage in first trimester. Now I am scared to stop taking it.

    Does anyone have any advice they were given regarding metformin and pregnancy

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    Hi sweets,
    My doctor has kept me on it but my first pregnancy ended in miscarriage and am currently 5 weeks pregnant but have started bleeding today. I'm waiting for blood test results in the morning.
    I thought conceiving would be the issue for me with pcos but it appears that continuing the pregnancy is the problem.
    Please try not to worry and I really hope you have a smooth and beautiful pregnancy x


 

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