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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hello I could possibly be pregnant I have been taking birth control could that hurt or kill my baby?
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
Can you lactate a year after having a baby with all the pregnancy symptoms ad still be pregnant while on birth control?
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
If pregnant but didn't know of it and continue to take birth control, would the birth control effect the baby in any way?
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!
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
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
Mostly not: Mostly it should not but consult with your ob ...Read more
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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?
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..
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
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