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What Happens If A Baby Eats A Birth Control Pill?

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lakeesha Hennessy Williams Profile
Most babies will be unaffected if they accidentally eat a birth control pill.

Nevertheless, I would always recommend that you get in touch with the relevant health authority in your local area:

  • Poison control in the US can be reached via the following free telephone number: 1-800-222-1222.
  • In the UK, you can call either NHS Direct - 0845 4647, or NHS24 - 08454 24 24 24
My baby ate a birth control pill!


You'll be happy to know that, according to most answers I've seen online, a birth control pill shouldn't have any serious effects on your baby - and most doctors suggest giving your baby plenty of fluids to wash out the chemicals contained in the pill.

Your baby may experience vomiting or diarrhea, but that should be the worst you can expect.

To be on the safe side though, I would always recommend contacting your poison control or your healthcare provider.
Birth control pills contain hormones like estrogen and progestin. Whilst generally harmless, they do have the potential to react with other chemicals - which is why I would recommend seeking medical attention for your baby.
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damilare dharey answered
There will be no effect, simply because the pills are designed to prevent the production of eggs after or before having sexual intercourse.

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