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Question: pregnancy after discontinuing pills..was there side effects


 prettymhe28 - Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:31 pm

Hello, i am 25 years old now.i started using birth control pills 3 months after giving birth to my first baby.it was been almost 5 years i was using birth control pills.eversince i used i never had or undergo any checked just like pap smear.i never had.March of 2009 i decided to stopped using pills coz i have been gaining lots of pounds and experiencing irratability.Since then i started experiencing irregular periods,there are case that i got menstruation only just one to 2 days.the following months i never had periods thats why i was so wooried but when i did pregnancy test monthly it was always (-) result..only last month October..my husband unexpectedly did withrawal inside me..Then when i did test last nov.3 ,it shows (+),i retry it the next day and same result..and now i am so worried coz after couple of months i missed the periods.only my last test shows positive result.i am worried about my pregnancy now it will be my 2nd baby,will all the pills i have taken for almost 5 years will have effect for my pregnancy and for the baby coz i nevr had any checked up before.i hope you can help me Thanks...
regards,
prettymhe28
 Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:59 pm

User avatar Hello,
Use of birth control pills will not harm your baby once you become pregnant. So, if those are the pills you refer to, don't worry. If you have taken other drugs, that would depend on what you took. Only a few medications are harmful to the developing fetus once you have stopped taking them but birth control pills are not one of them.

I hope this answers your question.

Best wishes.

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