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If you can’t get a pregnancy test but think you may be pregnant, stop taking the pill and use a different form of birth control until you can confirm the pregnancy. Risks of an IUD while pregnant. Becoming pregnant while on birth control does increase your risk of ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized embryo attaches outside the uterus, often in the fallopian tube. If you do get pregnant People who use a combined pill where they take a one-week break usually have what’s called a withdrawal bleed, which is when the body mimics a period because of a hormone drop at the end of a cycle. But the pill can also mask the easiest sign of pregnancy to notice: a missed period.
So, what happens if you take birth control while pregnant? Taking birth control in the early stages of pregnancy doesn’t appear to increase the risk of birth defects in unborn babies. The exposure from the hormones in birth control is not known to cause any birth defects or increase the chance of miscarriage. If you have been taking birth control pills while you were unknowingly pregnant, do not worry. There is currently no hard evidence suggesting that taking birth control pills during early pregnancy will have any negative effect on a developing fetus.
Excessive sensibility to smells can also be among the signs you are pregnant while on birth control. Not only that you get nausea or even start vomiting when you smell something unpleasant, but you can develop the same reaction to gentle, delicate smells. Birth control pills overall lower the risk of pregnancy and the risk of a fertilized egg implanting outside the uterus (ectopic pregnancy), which most often occurs in one of the tubes that carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus (fallopian tubes). However, if you do conceive while taking a progestin-only birth control (minipill), there’s a slightly higher chance that the pregnancy will be ectopic.
With typical use, birth control pills are 91 percent effective at preventing pregnancy, regardless of whether or not people take the placebo pills. It is best to consult a doctor or pharmacist with. Researchers found similar rates of birth defects about 25 infants out of 1,000 among women who never used birth control pills and those who took them before pregnancy or took them before realizing they were pregnant. Though no harmful effects have been discovered yet, if a woman continues to take birth control pills while she is pregnant, some negative side effects on her health could be there.
Pregnancy symptom like nausea, headache, vomiting, fatigue and bloating could be more severe because birth control pills raise the level of estrogen in women.
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