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My girlfriend took emergency contraceptive pills, but they did not work. Will the baby be okay?
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Dr. Caryl Mussenden
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There has been no hard evidence to suggest that the use of birth control pills in pregnancy have devastating effects.
There have been many accounts of people who take their pills into the 5th month of pregnancy before they realize they are pregnant and the babies are fine.Birth control pills have estrogen and Progesterone which are the same hormones that support the pregnancy.

In brief: Yes
There has been no hard evidence to suggest that the use of birth control pills in pregnancy have devastating effects.
There have been many accounts of people who take their pills into the 5th month of pregnancy before they realize they are pregnant and the babies are fine.Birth control pills have estrogen and Progesterone which are the same hormones that support the pregnancy.
Dr. Caryl Mussenden
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Dr. George Klauber
We have seen a slightly increased incidence of testicular maldescent and penile hypospadias in boys born to mothers taking BCP not knowing they were pregnant
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No long term effect
Emergency contraception works by preventing ovulation.
If ovulation still occurs then pregnancy can occur. The effect of the medication does not cause birth defects or long term complications.

In brief: No long term effect
Emergency contraception works by preventing ovulation.
If ovulation still occurs then pregnancy can occur. The effect of the medication does not cause birth defects or long term complications.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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