During that time I had unprotected sex. I know I missed about three days of my birthcontrol. Then on the second day of starting my new pack of Tri-Nessa birth control I had unprotected sex. I know there is a chance that I am pregnant but it's too early to tell. I continued my pills as normal but I recently found out some birth controls are bad for the baby. Should I continue my birth control as normal until I know for sure, or should I stop taking my birth control till I'm sure if I am or not?
Keep taking them until you have a missed period and know for sure you are pregnant. Here is what the literature about TriNessa says:
Oral Contraceptive Use Before Or During Early Pregnancy
Extensive epidemiological studies have revealed no increased risk of birth defects in women who have used oral contraceptives prior to pregnancy. The majority of recent studies also do not indicate a teratogenic effect, particularly in so far as cardiac anomalies and limb reduction defects are concerned, when taken inadvertently during early pregnancy.
That means studies have shown no increased risk in birth defects in women who got pregnant by accident while on the pill and took the pill while pregnant. So you should keep taking them. If you miss your next scheduled period, do a test, if it is positive THEN stop taking your pill.
- TriNessa Information for Consumers
- TriNessa Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of TriNessa (detailed)
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