pregnancy..birth control,etc

  1. I have been taking birth control pills for 3+ years. I have a question about birth control and pregnancy.
    What happens if you were pregnant and continued to take your birth control?
    I have been working night shift for about 5-6 months and I have noticed that my belly looks "more bloated" and fuller. Now either I am getting fat or pregnant. I have not missed any periods. I bought a pregnancy test today but to scared to use it..b/c I am concerned that I might be. Also, I have been having mood swings (more than usual..hehe). It is like one minute I get sorta depressed.the next minute I am on top of the world. I can't even explain it. One of my husband's friends even said I looked pregnant to him.

    So, again what happens if you are pregnant and continued to take your birth control?
    Also, do these signs sound like pregnancy?
    Or is all this from working nights for 5 months?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   TazziRN
    Birth control pills increase the risk of miscarriage. As for the other questions, we can't give medical advice, sorry.
  4. by   cardiacRN2006
    Take the test and call your doctor!
  5. by   BSNtobe2009
    Yup...taking my home test was the hardest thing I ever had to do, especially when you have a feeling in your gut. For me exhaustion, like I had taken a sleeping pill coupled with tenderness in my chest like I had never had before, both came on suddenly, was the anchor for m.

    Everyone is different, but you need to see a doctor ASAP to know for sure, but take your test..
  6. by   CHATSDALE
    call md and say that you can't wait till next appt..nothing is 100%
    lack of knowledge never makes a situation better
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from CHATSDALE
    call md and say that you can't wait till next appt..nothing is 100%
    lack of knowledge never makes a situation better
    Right on, call your doctor. Policy makes it impossible for us to give or receive medical advice on allnurses.com.

    Please ask your health care provider these questions. No information on the internet can take the place of this.

    Good luck.

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