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I’ve been taking phentermine & am now pregnant is my baby going to be OK?

I really stop taking medication, if I track from the first day of my life. I would be 5 1/2 weeks. I am most concerned that it may already affected the babu or may cause a miscarriage or birth defects. Does anyone have experience with us? Or no? Is there anyway the doctor could tell if the baby is OK?
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Hi. Congratulations on your pregnancy!  So, glad you stopped phentermine. That's the right step.  Remember that it washes out of your system when you do that.  I found a link to give you that talks about it's use before you realize you are pregnant.  There aren't a lot of studies, they say, however, the ones that exist does not suggest any link to usage when conceiving and in very early pregnancy with birth defects. https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy/phentermine-and-pregnancy#before-pregnancy  The big risk is if you were to keep taking it, losing weight and such while trying to nourish your growing baby. So, I am pretty sure all should be fine. DO, please DO talk to your doctor when you start your doctor's visits. They will confirm this.  Prenatal care is important!  But I think everything from what I've read leans toward not being an issue for your baby that you took phentermine during early pregnancy. Keep in touch with how you are doing!
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