- Tue, Jan 10, 2012
Question from a reader:
I was wondering if born babies conceived by mothers on the Pill have any weaknesses or abnormalities since they grew in a compromised womb, or, to use you analogy, poor soil.
Answer from Jessica Farnsworth, M.D.:
Pregnancies conceived while on the pill or shortly after stopping the pill have an increased risk of miscarriage. The question seems to be: What is the teratogenic (ability of a substance to cause a defect in a baby) potential of birth control pills? The older, higher doses of birth control pills were associated with several birth defects. Now that ...