Hi there NannyB, yes it does cause birth defects and must not be taken during pregnancy or even 1 month before you are planning to conceive (that's what it said on packet) I took it long before I fell pregnant.
at 10:06 AM on Aug. 5, 2010
I didn't take it, but my best friend did. She struggled with acne for a long time. After taking accutane, her skin is flawless and has remained so throughout the years. However, she does have IBS problems now.
If you are looking for acne treatment while you are pregnant- I use Skinplicity's acne regimen. It keeps my skin as clear because it is a medicated face wash, gel and moisturizer. I definitely think it is the best product I've ever use AND no potential harm for your little one : )