Don’t worry if you kept taking your birth control pill because you didn’t know you were pregnant. Despite years of this accident happening, there’s very little evidence that exposure to the hormones in birth control pills causes birth defects. Once you learn that you’re pregnant, stop taking the birth control pill.
Can taking birth control pills while pregnant cause a miscarriage?
No. Continuing to take the birth control pill before or after a pregnancy is confirmed will not abort the fetus. It’s also unlikely that taking the pill will have an effect on fetal development. Oral contraceptives don’t cause miscarriages because they don’t work in that way.
How effective is birth control if he comes inside?
The pill provides really great protection against pregnancy — regardless of whether or not semen gets into the vagina. Only 9 out of 100 people get pregnant each year when using the pill. It can work even better if always used correctly and consistently.
What can accidentally cause a miscarriage?
There are many common reasons for miscarriage including genetic or chromosomal issues, placental problems, and long-term health conditions of the mother, infections, weakened cervix, and PCOS.
Can taking birth control long term cause miscarriage?
Consumption of oral contraceptives for more than 2 years before pregnancy is associated with a higher risk of miscarriage.
Is Plan B necessary if on birth control?
The pill keeps preventing pregnancy during the week you get your period (the “break week” as you called it, also sometimes called the placebo pill week). So if you’ve been taking your pill correctly, there’s no need to use emergency contraception like Plan B.