Question by  thecrwth (25)

What are the risks of taking birth control pills while pregnant?


Answer by  roshini (5)

continuously taking the pill, prevent hormonal fluctuations that are responsible for bleeding, cramping, headaches and other discomforts associated with getting period. , you're at greater risk of breakthrough bleeding — bleeding between periods. using them continuously carries a much higher rate of breakthrough bleeding. you may have many questions about the potential effects of birth control pills on your overall health.


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

The risks of taking birth control pills while pregnant are low. In fact, scientists looking at birth defect registries have found no correlation between taking the pill while pregnant and birth defects to the developing fetus. That being said, it is wise to discontinue birth control pills once you confirm your pregnancy.


Answer by  John (9008)

Taking birth control pills while pregnant, unless expressly told to do so by a doctor, is a horrendously bad idea. They will disrupt the delicate hormonal balances needed for a healthy pregnancy. Moreover, there is no reason to take them; you can't get pregnant and won't be menstruating anyway. Birth defects or even fetal death could happen.


Answer by  Vanessa (387)

The biggest risk of taking birth control pills while being pregnant is actually spontaneous abortion. The same hormones that are in the birth control pill that is supposed to keep one from getting pregnant can cause those who are pregant and still talking the pill to miscarry. Doctors will even tell you to take two as a morning after pill.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

So far there isn't evidence linking birth control use while pregnant with birth defects (in women who took the pill for a while not knowing they were pregnant). Stop taking it now, though; studies have shown that children of women who took high levels of synthetic estrogen during early pregnancy were at higher risk for cancer later in life.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

The risks to taking birth control pills while pregnant include very high levels of progesterone putting the pregnancy at risk, feminization of a male fetus, and impeding the development of the breasts - which makes breast feeding more difficult later. While it may not cause immediate and terrible effects, this is not a wise practice.

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