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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. Austina Cho
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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

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. Harinder Gill
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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