(Closed) taking pill while (unknowingly) pregnant?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I don’t know the answer, but I have been wondering the same thing myself, out of curiosity.
Can’t wait to see the responses to this!

Post # 4
10 posts

The pill “instructions” that come with the pack I think say something like: side effects have not been found but if you realize you are pregnant stop taking the pill immediately.  Maybe talk with your doctor to be on the safe side?

Post # 5
1774 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Technically, birth control pills are category X in pregnancy- the absolutely, never prescribe them.  The reason it is X is because there is no benefit, and potential risk.  Overall though, it is very low risk.  There have been studies linking it to an increased risk of schizophrenia, but none (that I know of) were good studies. There is one published article linking OCPs while pregnant to an increased risk of urogenital abnormalities.  Overall, it’s a very low risk, and MUCH lower than alcohol.

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