My friend is pregnant and took plan b before she knew: Will baby be okay?

My friend is pregnant, will be her 4th baby. She just found out but is scared to go to the doctor. She’s scared there will be something wrong with the baby because she was on birth control and took plan b after. I told her I do not believe anything could be wrong that people get pregnant on birth control all the time, and plan b only works, or it doesn’t(cause it’s too late). I’m just trying to get input on if anyone else has done this before, and the baby was fine, so I can give her peace of mind. She obviously will be going to the doctors anyway but just trying to help her anxiety. Thank you!

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I’ve heard of that happening multiple times and baby was fine <3

It is safe, it should even have on the side of the box that it does not harm or do anything to a pre existing pregnancy

Being on birth control, especially the pill, increases the risk of an ectopic pregnancy by increasing mucus in the reproductive tract and stopping the egg from travelling to the womb. I’d check with a doctor/hospital as it can be fatal.

There is no need to be worried, plan b is not an abortion pill ,it won’t and can’t affect the baby.
She’ll be fine

Help a mama out and respond anonymously on our forum. My friend is pregnant and took plan b before she knew: Will baby be okay?

Go to the Dr. nobody can tell her everything is fine or will be ok.

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This is a doctor question not Facebook :woman_facepalming:

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Not going to the doctor could be worse for her… she has already done what she has done… if there are any effects the doctor will know… and getting to the doc asap could be essential

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Plan B supposedly won’t hurt an existing pregnancy. However, she needs to go to the doctor.

If the baby is already conceived then it shouldn’t hurt it, from what I’ve heard from an OB. :woman_shrugging:

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I got pregnant on birth control and took 2 plan b’s. My son is perfect. He was born two months early but that had nothing to do with plan b.

Plan B works by temporarily delaying the release of an egg from the ovary, so there’s no egg to meet the sperm. No egg, no fertilization, no pregnancy.

Ok so this is the same as the old morning after pill we had in the UK.

My fourth child is a morning after pill baby. He’s 25, over 6ft tall, is a security guard at the hospital and wrestles in his free time!

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Plan b is essentially super strong birth control it can only prevent the sperm from reaching the egg it wont do anything to a pregnancy that has already happened

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It’s absolutely fine.

If she has any concerns tell her to talk to her doctor but plan B only works to prevent pregnancy, doesn’t do anything to an existing pregnancy.

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Plan B is to prevent pregnancy. Looks like it didn’t work🤷🏻‍♀️ Baby should be just fine, I’m sure there’s lots of babies conceived on birth control and plan b

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this OB addresses plan B

My best friend took plan b 4 different times not knowing she was already pregnant. She found out when she was 3 months along. She is now 5 years old and in excellent health😊

That must be very scary for your friend, but please keep in mind we aren’t doctors, and even if we were, we still would need to be able to give her a proper check up.

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