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Does birth control and progesterone cause birth defects?

Does birth control and progesterone cause birth defects?

PossIble: Although the hormone levels are very low in ocpills, there is a potential for side effects. Like female baby can have virilization. ...Read more

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Congenital Abnormalities (Definition)

Abnormalites that are present at birth. Also known as birth defects. For example- cleft palate is a congenital abnormalities. Another example congenital heart disease is the presence of a ...Read more


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Does conception before Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) birth defects?

Does conception before Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) birth defects?

No: Conceiving and then getting a Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot as conception is not ideal. However, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) doesn't usually cause any fetal anomalies. Of course, every woman is at risk of having a baby with a birth defect. But Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) isn't known for causing birth defects. ...Read more

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Does getting pregnant on birth control pills cause fetal malformation?

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Does getting pregnant on birth control pills cause fetal malformation?

Not proven: Although that was suspected in the past (vactrel complex) and virilization of female baby, this all was not proven. Short answer is no. ...Read more

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Can genetic testing prevent birth defects in pregnancy?

Can genetic testing prevent birth defects in pregnancy?

Nope.: Genetic prenatal testing can detect many chromosomal or microscopic dna defects - but it cannot prevent birth defects! 2-4% of all newborns will have a minor or major birth defect and the vast majority of those have unknown genetic underpinnings at this time, although many of us are working to change that. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily to prevent 75-95% of major neural/cardiac fetal anomalies! ...Read more

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I had abortion twice.Birth defects.Dont have any fertility pblm. Shall i opt IVF method to avoid birth defect as the embryos screened for birth defect?

I had abortion twice.Birth defects.Dont have any fertility pblm. Shall i opt IVF method to avoid birth defect as the embryos screened for birth defect?

One option: That is certainly an option. Should you? It depends what the birth defects were. I'd suggest getting genetic counseling first, this will help you decide what your best course might be. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Does taking birth control pill affect fertility/ chances of getting pregnant in the future?

Does taking birth control pill affect fertility/ chances of getting pregnant in the future?

Not necessarily: The pill mimics the bodies own hormones and fools the ovaries into thinking you are already pregnant.This stops egg release and preserves them for later use.Some women will have trouble conceiving regardless and first find out after being on the pill for a while, but the would have had problems anyway.It is a convenient excuse but doesn't follow the science. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills affect pregnancy?

Can birth control pills affect pregnancy?

If you are already: Pregnant , you should stop the oral contraceptive but it will not terminate an on-going pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will folic acid prevent Lamotrigine causing birth defects during pregnancy?

Will folic acid prevent Lamotrigine causing birth defects during pregnancy?

Lamictal is FDA: Pregnancy Category C. It would not be safe to assume that use of Folic Acid would be protective for potential side effects related to lamictal. ...Read more

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Can Accutane cause birth defects?

Can Accutane cause birth defects?

It WILL cause defect: "The baseline population risk of malformations is 3-5%, but it increases to almost 30% in women exposed to isotretinoin during the first trimester of pregnancy." see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19961047 Many are profound, horrible defects--absent ears, tiny brain, deafness and blindness. Effects may occur many months after a woman ceases taking it. ...Read more

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What are the birth defects caused by birth control hormones?

None: The hormones in birth control pills, or Progesterone shots ("depo provera") are not thought to cause birth defects. Many women inadvertently take birth control after they have already conceived and their children do not seem to have any increased risk of birth defects. ...Read more

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What are.The chances of concieving twins after stopping birth control?

What are.The chances of concieving  twins after stopping birth control?

Around 3%: The rate of giving birth to twins is about 30 per 1,000 live births in the US. However, this number may be higher than the chances for you to have natural twins. This is because the 3% number includes women who use assisted reproductive technology like IVF (they have higher rates of twins). The fact that you recently stopped birth control does not change your chance of having twins. ...Read more

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Does doxycycline taken early in pregnancy cause birth defects?

Does doxycycline taken early in pregnancy cause birth defects?

It has in some cases: Doxycycline is a type of tetracycline. It has been assigned to the pregnancy category d, indicating that animal studies have revealed this can injure the embryo & fetus. Most congenital defects appear to be due to the toxicity of skeletal formation; also injuring tooth development. Some expectant mothers have taken Doxycycline with no ill effects; however, the risk may outweigh the benefit. ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Birth Defects (Definition)

A physical or biochemical abnormality that is present at birth- it may be inherited or ...Read more


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Clomiphene (Definition)

Clomiphene is a women's ...Read more