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patch while not knowing pregnant

i had a baby 7 weeks ago and i have had intercourse without protection a couple times. i havent gotten my period yet and my doctor gave me a rx for the birth control patch. i hope im not pregnant again but if i am and i start using the patch could it harm the baby? or should i wait to get a period before starting the patch .
Tags: Birth Controlpatch, am i still pregnant, 7 weeks postpartum, no period
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HI!
If you were my patient, I would advise you to go ahead and start the patch.  You may not get a periods for awhile if you just delivered, and could well get pregnant before you ever get a period.  There has never been any documented harm from birth control use (pills/patches) during pregnancy.
Hope this helps!
Dr B
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