So my husband and I are trying to conceive our second child and I was placed on an OmniPod insulin pump last October. So what I'm wondering is what is some good placement for my pods during pregnancy?

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I wore my pods on my upper arm and on my "love handle". The good news about maternity clothes is that I could wear the pod where my waist band used to be without the annoying rubbing. I wore my pods on my butt (by my jeans pocket) pre-pregnancy, but had terrible absorption after about week 10. Good luck!

I like to wear my pods on the back of my upper arm - i forget they are even there. I do experience pod change highs in that spot though (and don't experience pod change highs in any other spot on my body) but I try to minimize them by bolusing .5units on the expiring pod, taking it off, putting the new pod on and bolusing 1.6 units right away. Of course your boluses might be different, but just to give you an idea of what works for me.

My favorite spots were my lower back, upper butt and sometimes my arms and thighs. I haven't used my tummy in about 2 years (scar tissues from my MDI days). Just make sure your script is for a pod change every 48hrs. I was changing my pods out every 36hrs by the end of my pregnancy.

I agree with the previous posters, but I didn't use my arms because of the spikes that occur with pod changes when I put them there, and I was pretty obsessed with avoiding spikes. I found I could use my tummy, just lower and further out (but not quite to the hip) because of the way my pregnant stomach was shaped and the non-constricting waistbands. I also liked my lower back.

Before I got pregnant, I thought the size of the pods was going to be an issue with placement, but it really wasn't. And the smaller sized pod is supposed to FINALLY be out this year, which should help you immensely.

I wear an omnipod as well. I have just continued to wear the pods on my ever-growing belly! My pump trainer, when I first started wearing the pod, told me that it was fine, as long as I could stand it. I guess it's just what I've gotten used to. I've never had much luck with my arm or lower back. I couldn't get used to the placement, and kept bumping it on things. The only downside is, that it does stick out a lot through my clothes (I'm 28 weeks) and the kids I work with (I teach 3rd graders) are convinced you can see the baby's foot kicking, no matter how many times I remind them it's my pump!




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