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Do you still take birth control pills if you are pregnant?

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2010-05-02 01:21:41
2010-05-02 01:21:41

No you discontinue taking birth control pills when you become pregnant. Birth control is a method used to prevent pregnancy. You are already pregnant so birth control has no use. Also, it may possibly cause bad side effects to continue taking birth control pills while you are pregnant.

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