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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. Walter Husar
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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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Is it safe to take birth control while taking antibiotics?

Is it safe to take birth control while taking antibiotics?

Yes, but: Most antibiotics and many other medications lower the effectiveness of birth control pills, so it is safest to also use condoms as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take multivitamins while on birth control?

Is it safe to take multivitamins while on birth control?

Yes: Taking multiple vitamins should not impact the effectiveness of an oral contraceptive. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sleeping pills while pregnant?

Is it safe to take sleeping pills while pregnant?

No: It really depends on what kind. Some are relatively safe and nonaddictive. Some are not as safe and potentially addictive. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ibuprofen while on birth control?

Is it safe to take ibuprofen while on birth control?

Yes: There are no known interactions between ibuprofen and birth control pill. In fact, since one of the rare side effects of the pill are blood clots, and since ibuprofen has a mild anti-platelet effect, there might actually be a small benefit! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take birth control pills while breast feeding?

Is it safe to take birth control pills while breast feeding?

Progesterone only : There are several brands of Progesterone only birth control pills. Micronor (norethindrone) and camila for example. Traditional birth control pills can decrease milk production and are best avoided. Progesterone pills are safe to use while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a multivitamin while on birth control shot?

Is it safe to take a multivitamin while on birth control shot?

Yes: Not only safe but a good idea! Get a quality one; look for one with L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (or methylfolate) instead of folic acid and you will know it's a good one (about half of people have can't readily convert folic acid to active methylfolate). One excellent choice is O.N.E Multivitamin by Pure Encapsulations. See https://drrandybaker.com/2014/01/ for more about vitamins. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take medications while pregnant?

Is it safe to take medications while pregnant?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Discuss the medication with your OB and decide if the benefits out weigh any risks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a complete multivitamin while taking birth control pills?

Is it safe to take a complete multivitamin while taking birth control pills?

Sounds ok: If a person had no prior problems taking typical over-the-counter multivitamins (or multivitamins with minerals) before starting to take birth control pills, then she should have no problems taking both the vitamins and the birth control pills. If worried, she can gather up her medications and supplements, and then make an appointment with her primary care doctor, to review what she is taking. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metformin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take metformin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Very safe: Metformin has been looked at and found to be very safe during breastfeeding. A small amount does enter the milk, the relative infant dose is 0.3-0.7% of mom's dose. It is considered a level 1, the safest category for breast feeding. See:hale, t;medications and mothers milk, hale publishing, 16ed, 2012, pp744-745. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a prohormone while on birth control?

No: As a physician for women i cannot in any way recommend that you take prohormone. The answer is yes, it could interfere with birth control. And more importantly, prohormone could cause lasting effects on fertility, as well as putting other aspects of your health at risk. Women do have testosterone in their bodies, but adding testosterone derivatives is never a good idea. Steer clear. ...Read more

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Is it safe to start birth control pill on any day?

Is it safe to start birth control pill on any day?

Not always: Each birth control has different guidance. Some may require contraceptive back up depending on which day you start them. ...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. Patricia Foster
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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