Posts Tagged ‘pregnancy’

I’m a surrogate. When they did my bloods for progesterone they said mine was 37 which were low. I was on Gestone once a day and now they have added clyomed as well. What should my progesterone be? The beta was High which they said was good but I’m worried about the levels now I can only do my 6week scan in 1.5weeks should I be worried?

Monday, May 4th, 2009

As long as the Beta in doubling every 48 hours and there is no bleeding or cramping, the pregnancy is ongoing until proven otherwise.

- Answers kindly provided by Dr. Stephan Volschenk -

Is spiractin safe to use during pregnancy and/or TTC? What are the risks?

Friday, January 30th, 2009

 The safety of  Spiractin (spironolactone) during pregnancy has not been established.

- Bi-Week 30 answers kindly provided by Dr. Stephan Volschenk -

How can a diagnosis of Reumatoid Arthritis impact your ability to conceive?

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Depending on the drugs that are being used to treat the Rheumatoid Arthritis, there seems to be no link to the disease and the ability to conceive. There is a link though with a slight increase in the miscarriage rate and preterm labour.

- Week 29 answers kindly provided by Dr. Stephan Volschenk -

How safe is glucophage in pregnancy? Can it be used the whole way through pregnancy? Could you please ask Dr V to elaborate on the Glucophage Question especially what dosages are safe? Or should you be taking the same dosage as while TTC?

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

There was a time when it was thought that metformin was not safe during pregnancy. However, subsequent studies have shown that it does not seem to pose any problem and is therefore used more and more in PCOS patients. Research have also shown that while on metformin during pregnancy, the incidence of developing glucose intolerance and abnormally large babies is significantly less. The dosage is the same as during that of TTC and is generally 1500mg per day in two to three divided dosages .

- Week 22 answers kindly provided by Dr. Stephan Volschenk -


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