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Can taking birth control pills during pregnancy affect my baby?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

No. Studies have been done with women who did not know they were pregnant and kept taking regular birth control pills. These studies have found no greater risk for birth defects.

This answer is based on source information from the National Women's Health Information Center.

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