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Provera effects on fetus

I took a home pregnancy test which was negative before starting Provera for 10 days to start my period.  It's been 10 days since the last pill & still no period so I took a pregnancy test & I'm pregnant.  I must have been pregnant when I started.  Does anyone know of a study which shows birth defects are greater when the fetus is exposed to Provera?  My gynocologist said it's completely fine & it happens all the time & they used to actually use Provera as a pregnancy test years ago.  Then I saw someone post a comment that said they stopped using it as a pregnancy test b/c it causes birth defects.  Any proof of this???  

Any answers would be greatly appreciated.  I'm 4 weeks pregnant & afraid that I may have harmed my baby.
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This early on, and because you stopped taking it promptly, your little one will be just fine! I know someone who was on Depo Provera for 8 months before she even found out she was pregnant (she went into labor and had no idea she was pregnant). The only issue was a low birthweight baby (he was a tiny thing). But that was after taking it throughout her entire pregnancy, unknowingly.

A little over a week of it won't do anything.

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I agree, there are no health problems especially that early in pregnancy... Provera AND I think Plan B both are forms of hormonal BC. And if your already pregnant It won't bring on a period and it won't cause an abortion.
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Hi, I want to know if provera could harm a fetus. I am about 5 weeks pregnant and i took 10mg tablet before bedtime  for 10 days then a tablet 3 times a day for 2 days.
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hi gervanie. may i know the result of your pregnancy? after taking the 10mg tablet 10days and then a tablet 3x a day? because my wife also took that and we are not aware that she is 6 weeks pregnant. i need some responds here. thank you. :)
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please help. need some information
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How is your wife.  We are going through the same thing right now.  We just found out we are five weeks along, after taking the Provera three weeks ago (after a negative pregnancy test).  
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