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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: what will happen if i took birth control while being pregna

 billy bob - Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:47 am

what will happen if i keep taking birth control when i was pregnat? i think i am 3 months pregnat and i have been taking birth control- i took a test and i am postive.
 Dr. Anthony Solomon - Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:59 pm

There have been concerns in the past that the hormones in contraceptive pills could produce genital changes in both male and female babies. Subsequent studies have failed to confirm this.

A University of Toronto study in 1995 concluded that there was no association between exposure to oral contraceptives in the first three months of pregnancy, and external genital malformations. The study also suggests that women exposed to sex hormones after conception may be assured there is no increased risk of fetal sexual malformation any more than the background rate of birth defects that normally occurs.

It is advisable to discuss this matter with your obstetrician, just in case he or she is aware of a more recent study which differs.

Dr Anthony Solomon
Consultant Physician, Tropical & Genitourinary Medicine
 cheyapet09 - Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:19 pm

if i suspect that i am pregnant but get my mirena anyways what can happen to the fetus if i am pregnant??
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:47 pm

User avatar The doctor should do a pregnancy test prior to placing the Mirena. It could cause a spontaneous abortion if you are pregnant.

Best wishes.

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