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Question: minipills & fetal anomalies


 abearsaed - Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:15 am

can minipills cause amenorrhea or menstrual disturbances?
i am para one and i took minipills(from 3rd day of previous period by mistake) . now my period is delayed for 2 days. i am afraid the pills affect my possible baby. what can i do.
thanks.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:57 pm

User avatar Hello,
The pills have not been associated with any increase in fetal anomalies or malformations. All pregnancies carry about a 3 - 5% risk of birth defects but no increase in risk has been noted among women who took the pill even for a while after pregnancy, before they were aware. There is the potential for a slight increase in miscarriage but if the baby implants, the chances of normal pregnancy are as good as they are for any woman.

Best wishes.

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