Post # 1
I don’t mean to sound like a crazed hypothetical teenager. We are not TCC yet but I still wonder about these situations.
What would any side effects or negatives be if you kept taking the pill as normal but had no idea you were pregnant? I worry about (myself or anyone) not knowing you’re pregnant at first while keep taking it. It could only happen if you took the pill incorrectly and missed one or something. It would be normal to not know for a while (a month or even more right?) that you’re pregnant and I wonder what damage could be done during that time while on BC.
same thing goes for drinking alcohol or other things you shouldn’t do while accidently pregnant.
Post # 3
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
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
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.