The risk of having a miscarriage due to taking birth control is minimal, according to the Mayo Clinic. It is important for women to consult with their doctors before taking any medication during pregnancy.Continue Reading
According to the Mayo Clinic, the hormones found in birth control have little or no effect on a developing fetus. It is recommended, however, that women stop taking the medication as soon as pregnancy is discovered to ensure the health of their growing babies. It is also advisable to inform a doctor if birth control was taken after conception and for how long.
According to Atlanta Gynecology and Obstetrics, up to 20 percent of pregnancies result in a miscarriage. Eighty percent of these miscarriages take place during the first trimester. The leading causes of miscarriages include blood disorders, infections and chromosomal abnormalities.Learn more about Health
Women who start taking birth control and then stop are more at risk for pregnancy due to the inconsistent nature of how hormones in the pill are administered, according to the Center for Young Women's Health. The pill, when taken once a day, is 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy.Full Answer >
In the calendar or fertility awareness method of birth control, women tracks their menstrual cycles to determine on which days they are fertile and therefore at the highest risk for pregnancy. The calendar method is generally safe but carries a higher risk of pregnancy than hormonal or barrier methods of birth control, notes Planned Parenthood.Full Answer >
Taking birth control pills during pregnancy is safe, but there is no benefit to it, explains Mayo Clinic. Minipills or combination birth control pills don't appear to increase birth defect risk, but there is increased risk that the fertilized egg will implant outside of uterus, resulting in an ectopic pregnancy.Full Answer >
Although there may not be a quick fix for breakthrough bleeding when taking birth control pills, it is recommended that patients contact a physician if the bleeding is heavy or persists for more than seven days, according to Mayo Clinic. Continue taking birth control pills as directed by a physician.Full Answer >