I am not aware of any studies investigating the safety of Botox while trying to get pregnant. In fact, I don't think such studies exist. Neither are there studies investigating the safety of Botox while pregnant or breastfeeding. With that said, we never recommend to get any neuromodulator injection (Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin) while breastfeeding or during pregnancy since the risk is unknown. It's simply not worth it to possibly jeopardize the well-being of the unborn or nursing child. I would also stay away from any neuromodulator injection when trying to conceive since it's simply not worth it to take chances.
If you are wanting to be pregnant and wanting to have Botox, would you say this may effect the chances?
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Botox and Pregnancy
Botox and Pregnancy
Per FDA rating, Botox is classified in Pregnancy Category C. That means animal studies show a risk potential, and there are no adequate human studies available. In my opinion, it's not worth it.As far as lactation is concerned, whether Botox is excreted in breast milk is not known, and the effect on a nursing infant is not known either.
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Botox, Conception, and Pregnancy
No one can tell you with 100% certainty that Botox will or will not affect your fertility. Why? There are no randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies regarding this issue. It is not worth the worry to use Botox when trying to conceive, during pregnancy, or during breastfeeding. Likely nothing would happen, but on the chance that something does, you would not want the guilt of thinking that Botox use might have contributed to any conception, pregnancy, or baby health issues. Botox will still be there after your delivery!
Botox before pregnancy
Botox And Pregnancy
Botox while pregnant
Botox and pregnancy
I do not recommend Botox if you are currently pregnant. That being said, I do not know of any evidence showing that Botox prevents you from getting pregnant.
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