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Is it safe to take birth control while pregnant?

Is it safe to take birth control while pregnant?

No: While use of oral contraceptives " the pill" rarely causes problems for the baby, use for an extended time in preg. Esp. In last 3 months can cause problems for female infants. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to take birth control pills while your pregnant?

Is it safe to take birth control pills while your pregnant?

NO: You should not take birth control pills when you are pregnant. If you are pregnant, stop them immediately and get in to see an ob/gynecologist for an examination. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If i take my birth control pill at the same time each day, and my bf pulls out, am i safe from getting pregnant? Are there exceptionz/risk factors?

If i take my birth control pill at the same time each day, and my bf pulls out, am i safe from getting pregnant? Are there exceptionz/risk factors?

Antibiotic : Or other medication use can affect the effectiveness of birth control pills. Be sure to check drug interactions with the doctor or pharmacist when you take new medications (even over the counter) to be sure. ...Read more

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Can i safely take amoxicillin with birth control? I have unprotected sex. Can this cause pregnancy? How safe am i?

Can i safely take amoxicillin with birth control? I have unprotected sex. Can this cause pregnancy? How safe am i?

Should be OK: There is no definitive interference with birth control by amoxicllin. On the other hand, since there have been some questionable reports, best to be safe and back up your contraception with condoms while taking the antibiotic if you don't want to be pregnant. ...Read more

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What happens if you take birth control while pregnant?

What happens if you take birth control while pregnant?

Probably nothing: The pill contains estrogen and progesterone, both of which are normally produced in higher levels when you are pregnant. You should not take ocp's when prengant - but if you do it is not likely to be harmful. ...Read more

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Will my girlfriend get pregnant if she takes birth control?

Will my girlfriend get pregnant if she takes birth control?

Options vary: Birth control methods vary in effectiveness==see the chart http://www.Contraceptivetechnology.Org/table.Html sterilization (male and female), iuds, and implants are the most effective. Consistent use of a method is important for it to be as effective as it can be. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant faster if i take birth control then stop?

Can i get pregnant faster if i take birth control then stop?

Probably not: It is not likely that taking birth control pills will improve your fertility. It can take a normal couple up to 18 months to achieve a conception. Be patient, but if you have been ttc for over a year it is reasonable to see your ob/gyn for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How long will it take to get pregnant once off birth control ?

How long will it take to get pregnant once off birth control ?

1-12 months: 85% of couples will achieve pregnancy after 1 year of trying. This is the natural fertility cycles. Just like it takes some people longer to get pregnant naturally, some women will get pregnant sooner than others after going off of the pill or ring, or taking out the iud. It will take longer if depo-provera was your birth control as the medication may be in the system for several months. ...Read more

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How long will it take me to get pregnant after stoping birth control?

How long will it take me to get pregnant after stoping birth control?

Depends: It depends on how fast your hormones recover from the dampening effect of the pills and the timing of your activities. I've known of some who got pregnant within 2 weeks of stopping her pills and others that took months. This is the reason we usually suggest other forms of contraception for 3 months after stopping before trying to conceive to ensure all of the bcp effects are out of your system. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more