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A 23-year-old female asked:

I was on the birth control shot for 2?years and now i stop getting it because i wanna get pregnant is it true it might take me a while . to get prego?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Depoprovera: Most women are able to get pregnant within 18 months of stopping the shot. The range is usually from 4 months to 18 months.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Maybe/maybe not: Everyone is different, and depending on when your hormones return to normal, and you ovulate naturally, you will be able to get pregnant. this could be the next period after stopping, or it may be several. Good luck.

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Last updated Aug 13, 2014

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