Does birth control and progesterone cause birth defects?

PossIble. Although the hormone levels are very low in ocpills, there is a potential for side effects. Like female baby can have virilization.

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Is progesterone safe to take at 8 weeks of pregnancy? Will it cause any birth defects? Progesterone level at 8.9. Still waiting to talk to my obgyn.

Sometimes. Progesterone is sometimes used in early pregnancy to decrease the risk of miscarriage but should only be used under the supervision of a physician. Read more...
Progesterone. I use progesterone fairly frequently for a low progesterone. There are some risk, but honestly I've been using 1st trimester progesterone for a very long time and never had an issue. I usually treat for level less than 8, but some OB's will treat with higher levels. I prefer prometrium (micronized progesterone). Read more...

I'm five weeks pregnant. I started spotting a couple of days ago. My gynacologist gave me crinone (progesterone gel) gel 8%. I'm still spotting. Is the gel safe? Can it cause any birth defects?

The gel is safe. At five weeks a vag. Ultrasound may prove helpful. The gel will give u more Progesterone and may help. If u r rh (-) u may need a Rhogam inject. Read more...
Totally safe. Crinone (progesterone gel) contains Progesterone which is identical to the Progesterone your body makes in the second half of your menstrual cycle and when you're pregnant (although it's manufactured from plant-based hormones). It does not cause birth defects. Artificial progesterone-like hormones are called progestins, like Medroxyprogesterone or levonorgestrel, and these may cause birth defects in high doses. Read more...
Please discuss with . Your obgyn, any ?S about meds you are given by your obgyn should be directed to your obgyn that med is safe and approved for exactly that use assuming u need it , it is used when u have a documented low Progesterone level, if the level is normal u do not need it , checked by a blood taste. Read more...
Safe. Crinone (progesterone gel) 8% is a safe vaginal gel to stabilize the cervix and early pregnancy. Please discuss with your doctor the indications and potential cost/side effects of this - however rest assured that it is generally safe to use in pregnancy. Take Folic Acid >1 mg daily, avoid exercise, intercourse, aspirin/nsaids/ssris and best of luck! Read more...

What are the birth defects caused by birth control hormones?

None. The hormones in birth control pills, or Progesterone shots ("depo provera") are not thought to cause birth defects. Many women inadvertently take birth control after they have already conceived and their children do not seem to have any increased risk of birth defects. Read more...

How bad is Xanax during pregnancy? I’ve read that it can cause birth defects, but what are the odds of that really? I just found out i’m pregnant, even though I was using two form of birth control. I get really bad panic attacks without xanax. How much ri

Xanax (alprazolam) . Xanax (alprazolam) is a category d medication for pregnancy which means that we know it can harm the unborn baby and should not be used. Call your doctor to discuss your problem. Many pregnant women have anxiety disorders and panic attacks and do well on alternative medications which are much safer for mom and baby. Read more...
Find alternative. Xanax (alprazolam) is fda pregnancy category d. It should not be used during pregnancy. It could harm the unborn baby & lead to addiction or withdrawal symptoms in the newborn. Please talk with your psychiatrist and your obstetrician about a safer medication. Read more...

Can u please tell me a progesterone only birth control that won't cause weight gain? Thanks.

Contraception. That is a side effect of hormonal contraceptive methods. Progesterone only methods are: skyla, mirena, (levonorgestrel) depoprovera, nexplanon, mini pill. If you want something with no hormone: paragard would be your option # 1. Read more...

If the baby blues are caused by dropping levels of estrogen and progesterone, then would birth control pills help?

Usually not. We don't have a good exp[aination for why, but hormone products usually don't help. I would discuss your symptoms with your family doctor fir the best intervention. Read more...