According to an article in the Telegraph Today, pregnant Mum’s who are overweight will be given a trial of the Diabetes Drug Metformin, to try and reduce the size of the fetus – or at least, prevent it from being ‘large’ and necessitating a Cesarean delivery.
Patients at Liverpool Women’s Hospital will be given the drug to reduce the food supply to their unborn babies, although it will not help the mums themselves to lose weight.
This is a horrific thing to do in my estimation, as no one knows what the long term effects of disrupting the fetus’ food supply – inter-utero will be…. and that is what this drug is intended to do.
Only a few days ago I wrote about the use of Statin Drugs on the unborn – another drugs trial that probably will have long term negative effects on the unborn children of these mother’s – who are being used as guinea pigs for the ‘lab rats’ in white coats!
The side effects of Statin Drugs are well known and documented – even if they are largely denied by the pharmaceutical industry. Well of course, they would deny these side effects; after all they are in the business of making money for their shareholders – not in the business of saving lives.
So now we learn that Metformin is to be given to a group of overweight pregnant Mum’s, while another group gets to take a sugar pill/placebo. Like it or not Metformin has quite a list of side effects attributed to it, none of them very nice either!
Side Effects of Metformin / Pioglitazone
All medicines may cause side effects… here are some listed for Metformin.
Cold-like symptoms; diarrhea; headache; indigestion; **mild weight gain**; nausea; stomach upset. (**interesting as the point of this is to reduce weight in the unborn, and weight gain is not the point of this drugs trial)
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Metformin/Pioglitazone:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision or other vision changes; bone pain; chest pain or discomfort; dark urine; difficult or painful urination; dizziness or lightheadedness; fainting; fast or difficult breathing; feeling of being unusually cold; general feeling of being unwell; muscle pain or weakness; pale stools; persistent loss of appetite; severe or persistent headache, nausea, or vomiting; shortness of breath; slow or irregular heartbeat; sudden unexplained weight gain; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; unusual stomach pain or discomfort; unusual drowsiness; unusual tiredness or weakness; yellowing of the eyes or skin.
I was pleased to note in the Telegraph artice: A leading expert behind the UK’s fastest growing weight loss organization has voiced concerns over giving pregnant women drugs to prevent them having obese babies.
CEO of All About Weight, Alison Wetton, said: “Women rightfully feel uneasy – no mother-to-be likes to take medication. “The fact that the widely-used diabetes pill, Metformin, is being trialed to prevent obese babies being born to overweight mothers is disturbing to me, and I am sure most other women as well.”
Isn’t it time we stood up and told these White Coated Lab Rats, to leave our unborn babies alone? Innocent lives are being place at high risk with these experiments, and the damage could be apparent immediately, or much later – it does not matter when – it only matters that it will! They are not satisfied it seems with forcing vaccinations on tiny babies and young children, now they are attacking them even before they draw their first breath.
The Laws of the Pharmaceutical Industry
The main principles governing the pharmaceutical “business with disease.” It is not in the financial interests of the pharmaceutical industry to prevent common diseases – the maintenance and expansion of diseases is a precondition for the financial growth of this industry.