WTEN: “Ozempic Babies”

Brooke Lamparello, M.D., of St. Peter’s OB/GYN, appeared on WTEN/News10 to discuss fertility issues linked to GLP-1 drugs like Ozempic.

From the report:

With the rise of GLP-1 drugs like Ozempic to help with weight-loss, there are increasing reports circulating about increased fertility in women that use the drug. A majority of reports stemming from social media sites like TikTok, with women stating they have become pregnant, even on birth control.

Local OBGYN, Dr. Brooke Lamparello, from St. Peter’s Health Partners joining Christina Arangio in studio to discuss the topic. With the weight-loss aspect of the drug, some women who were ovulating less, may increase their ovulation cycle as they lose weight.

On the issue of the drug nullifying birth control, Dr. Lamparello notes there are no specific studies on how the drug impacts birth control drugs. She points out specifically in the case of oral contraceptives, the nausea and vomiting could cause someone to expel their pill.

While research continues on how the two drugs interact, Dr. Lamparello says she counsels her patients on potential risks. She also recommends that if you are not trying to become pregnant, to consider an alternative method than oral birth control. For women who are using Ozempic and considering becoming pregnant, to discontinue the GLP-1 use for at least 3-6 months.
Click here to watch WTEN’s report.
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