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Getting Pregnant - Does Birth Control Pill Really Work?

Apr 8, 2008
From the time when the birth control trend started in the 1960's, countless women have greatly benefited from birth control pills, enabling them to exercise greater influence over their bodies as well as their fertility. When taken according to directions, it offers 99.9% safeguard against unexpected pregnancy. Agreed that with this figure, although the chances are always present, the likelihood of conceiving while taking the pill, is very slim.

In case an unexpected pregnancy does take place, it is often due to human slip-ups rather than to medicinal drugs.

With the intention of recognizing why there is little chance of conceiving while taking the pill, a brief lesson relating to contraceptives may be required. A birth control pill consists of a combination of the progesterone and estrogen hormones, and it is taken daily. Now, the hormones in this drug act to prevent ovulation from occurring. If a woman does not ovulate, she does not become pregnant. Armed with this information one can appreciate why the chances of getting pregnant are negligible, when this medication is taken regularly, once every day.

As already mentioned, a birth control pill, normally, is about 99.9% successful when properly taken. This means that only a minute .01% or 2 in every 100 women, taking a birth control pill tend to become pregnant, even under proper supervision. Skipping a day or popping the pill at various times of a day can cause one to get pregnant while taking the pill. This is precisely the reason why physicians and other medical health care providers are inclined to make available such clear-cut instruction for using it.

However there a number of causes that can have an impact on the effectiveness of a birth control pill. Specific drugs such as antibiotics and a few anti seizure medicines can have a bearing on the efficacy of the pill. A number of herbal supplements also are detrimental to the success of the pill. St. John's Wort especially holds a serious threat to the successful working of the pill.

Thus taking any of these medications without resorting to follow-up safety measures could lead to a woman being pregnant while on a pill.

Women are advised constantly about possible heath hazards to the growing baby by means of any medicines they may take. In case, somebody does land up becoming pregnant while taking a pill, there is no need to become distressed about the pill having a negative effect on the fetus. The majority of women become conscious that they are expecting much before any harm is caused.

No evidence has been unearthed so far that proves otherwise. Obviously, the moment the pregnancy is confirmed, it is crucial to discontinue the use of this pill. In the end, at this particular juncture, it makes no sense to persist with it.

Although there is always a possibility, the chances of becoming pregnant while taking a pill are highly improbable. Religiously abiding by the directions prescribed and popping the pill, at fixed times everyday are excellent means of wielding the control that most women desire in choosing the perfect time to welcome a new arrival.
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