If you test positive, you should stop taking your birth control pill. 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.
What happens when you take birth control pills while pregnant?
What happens if I take birth control pills while pregnant? 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.
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.
Can birth control terminate an existing pregnancy?
The birth control pill is not used to terminate an existing pregnancy. The morning-after pill (post-coital contraception, or “plan B”) comes in multiple formulations including several “birth control pill” formulations. These options do not cause miscarriage or abortion but rather prevent conception in the first place.
How many pills do you have to miss to get pregnant?
You could become pregnant if you have sex in the 7 days after you miss two pills. You must use a back-up method (such as a condom) if you have sex during the first 7 days after you restart your pills.
What happens if you take birth control while pregnant without knowing?
The exposure from the hormones in birth control is not known to cause any birth defects or increase the chance of miscarriage. So, you shouldn’t be concerned if you kept taking your birth control because you didn’t know you’re pregnant.
When should I take a pregnancy test when on the pill?
Especially because tests on the market today all boast “3 days before your missed period” for best results. What does that mean if you don’t get your period from birth control? It’s best to test at least 19 days after having sex.
Can birth control pills make a pregnancy test positive?
Though pregnancy tests are highly accurate, there’s still room for error. A few issues can affect your results, but your birth control pill isn’t one of them. The hormones in your birth control pill don’t affect a test’s ability to detect hCG.
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.