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Will it hurt my baby if I got pregnant while on birth control?

Will it hurt my baby if I got pregnant while on birth control?

Conception on OCP's: Currently available "birth control pills" have a 1% to 5% contraceptive failure rate (depending on the specific brand of pill), and is contraindicated in pregancy - the pill should be discontinued after a positive pregnancy test. Short term use early in pregnancy, as commonly happens until the pregnancy is diagnosed, is not associated with any specific harm to the developing fetus. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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Hello I could possibly be pregnant I have been taking birth control could that hurt or kill my baby?

Hello I could possibly be pregnant I have been taking birth control could that hurt or kill my baby?

HPT: Oral contraceptives are not 100% effective, so it is possible to become pregnant. Healthy babies are usually born with this scenario. However, rather then fretting - why not take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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If I happen to be pregnant and I am taking birth control will it hurt the baby? I am late on my period which has never happened in my life- I am taking tri-sprintec birth control and have for a very long time. I never miss a pill. I took a pregnancy tes

If I happen to be pregnant and I am taking birth control will it hurt the baby? I am late on my period which has never happened in my life- I am taking tri-sprintec birth control and have for a very long time. I never miss a pill. I took a pregnancy tes

Good: Good news! If you take your birth control pills every day around the same time every day without missing any, you have a less than 1% chance of being pregnant. There are many reasons for a woman to miss a period besides pregnancy such as stress, excessive weight loss, dieting, excessive exercise, or a hormonal imbalance such as polycystic ovarian syndrome or thyroid disorder. (the hormonal imbalances are less likely for you since you are on the pill). Start your pills as you normally would. Even if you are in the 1% that gets pregnant on the pill, taking the pill won't hurt the baby. If you are still concerned about pregnancy, you can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5-6 weeks since your last normal period for 97% accuracy. You may have taken your home pregnancy test a little too early. If you are pregnant or continue to have irregular periods, give your doctor a call. ...Read more

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Can you lactate a year after having a baby with all the pregnancy symptoms ad still be pregnant while on birth control?

Can you lactate a year after having a baby with all the pregnancy symptoms ad still be pregnant while on birth control?

Lactation: Yes you can lactate for quite some time after pregnancy.Also, some women have lactation from ocps. If you have missed any ocps or taken any of them late, it is possible to ovulate and conceive on ocps, so you should check a prgnancy test. ...Read more

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I am pregnant now and was wondering what the best option for birth control is after I deliver the baby?

I am pregnant now and was wondering what the best option for birth control is after I deliver the baby?

Contraception: This is a discussion for you and your physician. Iuds implants, contraceptive rings, shots, as well as pills are options. ...Read more

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How to get pregnant with a baby fast? What all should I do to help myself get pregnant? We're not using any birth control stuff!

How to get pregnant with a baby fast? What all should I do to help myself get pregnant? We're not using any birth control stuff!

Have sex: Having unprotected sex at and near the time you are ovulating will give you the best chance of getting pregnant. Eat healthy, do not smoke or drink alcohol, and start taking prenatal vitamins as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which birth control method will I be able to get pregnant right after stopping? I wanna be able to get pregnant right away we want another baby soon

Which birth control method will I be able to get pregnant right after stopping? I wanna be able to get pregnant right away we want another baby soon

Condoms: If you stop using condoms you can get pregnant right away. All birth control pills have a short half life and are out of your system in 2 days. When you stop the pill you can get pregnant the next month, most of the time. The worst is long acting depo shots which stay in your system for 3 months and longer. ...Read more

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If a woman were pregnant and then took birth control pills for a while, what happens to the baby?

If a woman were pregnant and then took birth control pills for a while, what happens to the baby?

Likely nothing: Many people have taken the pill while pregnant over the years and even though there is warning not to do so there has been no information that this causes any significant consistent harm to a fetus remember there are so many other factors that can harm a baby but this is not one to worry much over-just stop as soon as find out. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't know you are pregnant and you continue to take birth control till you find out? Will it harm the baby?

What happens if you don't know you are pregnant and you continue to take birth control till you find out? Will it harm the baby?

Just don't see it.: A 2009 study suggested an association between the use of birth control pills during the time of conception and an increased risk of low birth weight or preterm delivery. Also, older research suggested that use of certain birth control pills during pregnancy could pose a risk of developmental problems with a female baby's sexual organs, but we just don't see it. Stop them as soon as you know. ...Read more

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I have a one year old not on birth control and am trying to have another baby but I haven't became pregnant yet should I be worried?

I have a one year old not on birth control and am trying to have another baby but I haven't became pregnant yet should I be worried?

No: Most people only have a 25% chance of conceiving any given month. Give it more time and see your doc if no pregnancy in next 9-12 months. 95% of people will get pregnant within 12 months of trying. ...Read more

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I recently lost my baby of last year, I haven't been on birth control for seven months because of my pregnancy, and im trying again any advice?

I recently lost my baby of last year, I haven't been on birth control for seven months because of my pregnancy, and im trying again any advice?

PNV: First of all, start taking prenatal vitamins- Folic Acid and dha are important for normal fetal development. Second, we need to know the cause of the fetal loss, and if there was any instrumentation done on the uterus. Third, are your periods regular? Only 15% of normal couples conceive monthly, 85% in one year. How long did it take for you to conceive with the last pregnancy? ...Read more

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How come my wife doesn't get pregnant even though we do not use any birth control method after she gave birth to our baby. Our baby now is 2yrs old.

How come my wife doesn't get pregnant even though we do not use any birth control method after she gave birth to our baby. Our baby now is 2yrs old.

Many possible causes: First it's important to have sex 2-3 times weekly. If she's still not pregnant and it's been a year, it's time to get evaluation. There are many possible causes. If she is still breastfeeding, that by itself can reduce fertility. A complete history and some testing can often identify a cause and possible options for treatment. ...Read more

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When I found out I was pregnant I was nearly two weeks and was taking birth control. I stop taking them afterwards did it harm the baby in any way.?

When I found out I was pregnant I was nearly two weeks and was taking birth control. I stop taking them afterwards did it harm the baby in any way.?

Unlikely: Surprise births due to contraceptive failures are common, you are not alone. Even if you take your pills regularly its only 99% effective and if you forget once in a while. Well effectiveness decreases further. There should not be a problem with your baby, enjoy the ride and don't worry. Take good prenatal care, make sure your nutrition is good and balanced rich in proteins, don't forget exercise. ...Read more

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Causes of teenage pregnancy despite the use of birth control? Want a baby to love?

Causes of teenage pregnancy despite the use of birth control? Want a baby to love?

Teenage pregnancy: We all need an environment of love and support, especially a teen age girl, to grow and to have hope for the future. At times, some may want a baby for love and companionship. Meanwhile, teen-age pregnancy ratio is now at the lowest since it's recorded. Medically, we are shifting to more dependable birth controls. ...Read more

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Yes can u get pregnant if u just started taking the birth control pills after having a baby?

Yes can u get pregnant if u just started taking the birth control pills after having a baby?

How soon after?: If you start the oral contraceptive at the 4 or 6 week exam with no post partum menstrual period, and there has NOT been any sexual contact, then you will need to use a "back up" method (condom, etc.) in addition to the pill because ovulation may already have occurred. If you wait until the first period after the baby, then daily use of the pill alone should be sufficient. ...Read more

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I just found out I was two weeks pregnant and was taking birth control but I stop taking them after I found out. Did the birth control harm the baby?

I just found out I was two weeks pregnant and was taking birth control but I stop taking them after I found out. Did the birth control harm the baby?

Probably Not: It's quite common for a woman to continue birth control medication while not knowing she is pregnant. Most hormone therapies for the control of ovulation confer little risk to a fetus. Congratulations on your pregnancy! ...Read more

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Had baby 3 weeks ago and have unprotected sex few times this week what are the chances I'm pregnant? I'm suppose to get birth control shot in 2 days..

Had baby 3 weeks ago and have unprotected sex few times this week what are the chances I'm pregnant? I'm suppose to get birth control shot in 2 days..

Small: Chances are small but possible, especially if you aren't nursing. Some women will start to ovulate as soon as 2 weeks after delivery. Let your clinic know. ...Read more

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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. Dariush Saghafi
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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