Pregnancy And Semaglutide
Reproductive considerations are crucial for women taking weight loss medications. Withholding information or providing inaccurate information about your health and medical history to obtain treatment may harm you or your baby.
Women who are overweight may have irregular periods. As they lose weight, their periods can become more regular, and the chance of pregnancy can increase. For this reason, women of childbearing age should use their preferred method of contraception, monitor their menstrual cycles closely, and perform regular pregnancy testing with their primary care provider or gynecologist. It is not recommended to plan to become pregnant while taking weight loss medication.
Women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant should not take weight loss medications. Taking weight loss medications at the time of conception can cause harm to the developing child. Weight loss medications should be discontinued at least 2 months prior to attempting to become pregnant.
DocDay recommends pregnancy testing prior to beginning therapy with weight loss medications. Contraception should be used for the entire duration of DocDay’s medication-assisted weight loss program and continued for two months once the program ends.
It is not known if semaglutide is present in breast milk. Breast feeding is not recommended while taking weight loss medications.