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Just wondering.....

What happens if you get pregnant while taking birth control, and because your on birth control the thought of being pregnant doesnt even cross your mind so you continue to take the birth control, until you have pregnancy symptoms. My question is, does taking the birth control while pregnant have any negative effects on the babys health?

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collegemom1007

Asked by collegemom1007 at 9:44 AM on Apr. 26, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • good question.... im gonna stick around to see what others have to say =]
    mommykayti

    Answer by mommykayti at 9:49 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • I don't think it has any affect on the baby, just alters the hormones somewhat. That's what I would think. The hormones are obviously right though for the baby (not the pill hormones, but yours must be overriding the pill?) since it's still there.
    Nunyabiznes

    Answer by Nunyabiznes at 9:55 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • according to the mayo clinc

    "If you continued taking your birth control pill because you didn't realize you were pregnant, don't be alarmed. Despite years of this accident happening, there's very little evidence that exposure to the hormones in birth control pills causes birth defects.

    Still, the birth control pill is a potent estrogen. Lessons learned from women who took diethylstilbestrol — a synthetic estrogen that was later linked with cancer — to prevent miscarriage in early pregnancy suggest that such exposure should be minimized."
    southernwldchld

    Answer by southernwldchld at 10:49 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • if its early, and you didnt know, you cant help it and your baby will be fine. but stop taking it once you know for sure.. :]
    USMC_Elisa

    Answer by USMC_Elisa at 11:29 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • i would stop taking the pills, i don't think that it will effect the baby much but then again it might.
    sherlockhlm

    Answer by sherlockhlm at 1:26 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

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