Sunday, May 25, 2014

Bumpdate @ 28 Weeks


Metformin?!?!?


I've had another run in with the GD Clinic... 

This time it's not the Consultant, it's some other random doctor who wants me to take Metformin because I'm fat and he believes my baby will be fat. I have no medical reason for taking it, and it is not licensed for use in pregnancy either here in the UK or in the USA.

Hubby and I looked into this medication - using sensible and reliable sources like the NHS's own web site - and the facts seem pretty clear to me. This is being trialled on over weight pregnant ladies and I am being put forward as a test subject without my consent.

Needless to say I wont be taking it. I'd love to rant on and on about this, but I already have done over here on my Pregnancy Blog. Have a read, I'd love to know what you think!

Here's what Fertility Friend says about baby this week:
Your baby now weighs about 2.7 lbs (1.2kg), measures about 10.4 inches (26cm) from crown to rump, and is around 16.7 inches (37cm) long. He is plumper and rounder, and his head and body are beginning to be in proportion.
Your baby now uses all of his senses. He can see, taste, recognize touch and the sound of your voice.
During the last trimester, your baby will receive antibodies from you through your placenta that will provide immunity from many diseases.
Your baby's adrenal glands are producing androgen-like substances. Androgens are normally male sex hormones, but in late pregnancy, when they reach the placenta they are turned into estrogen which in turn stimulates the production of prolactin in your body. Prolactin is the hormone needed for milk production. In this exchange, your baby is beginning to stimulate milk production in your breasts so that when he is born there will be food waiting for him. 
Be interesting to see what the GD Clinic has to say on Tuesday when I call to tell them I WONT be taking it!



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