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Study Finds Birth Control Pill Use Isn’t Associated With Birth Defects
National Public Radio

Pregnant women worry about all kinds of things. Can I drink alcohol? (No.) Can I take antidepressants? (Maybe.) Can I do the downward dog? (Yes.)

Now there’s one less thing to fret about: harm to the baby when the mother takes birth control pills right before conceiving, or during the first few months of pregnancy.

According to a study covering more than 880,000 births in Denmark, the overall rate of birth defects was consistent for women who had never taken the pill at all, for those who had used it before getting pregnant and for those who continued on the pill in early pregnancy.

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