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Can the Depo-Provera shot harm a pregnancy?

Can the Depo-Provera shot harm a pregnancy?

Yes it can?: Depo shot should not be given while one is pregnant. It has pregnancy category x.It can cause harm to the unborn child. If you are on depo while pregnant contact your ob/gyn doctor. Its use in first trimester increases the risk of abnormal genital development of the fetus, other studies have failed to show this risk. It can cause small babies the risk of birth defects seems to be over estimated, see ob.

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I have been off the Depo-Provera shot for over a year. Was trying to get pregnant. Tired of trying, and no results will it harm my body to go back on shot?

I have been off the Depo-Provera shot for over a year. Was trying to get pregnant. Tired of trying, and no results will it harm my body to go back on shot?

No: Depo is just a different form of birth control, like BCP's. If you still are considering pregnancy you should talk to your OB/GYN about options before starting birth control again.

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While on the Depo-Provera shot, if I unknowingly get pregnant, will it hurt the baby if I keep getting shots?

No: Depo-provera will not harm an existing pregnancy. If you get your injections regularly, depo-provera is very effective. If there is any concern, request a urine pregnancy test before your injection.

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I got the Depo-Provera shot while I was pregnant and didn't know will my baby be okay? Will he or she have any defects?

I got the Depo-Provera shot while I was pregnant and didn't know will my baby be okay? Will he or she have any defects?

Most likely OK: As far as we know, babies born following inadvertent use of the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection don't have a higher incidence of birth defects then the average population. There have been a few case reports of problems but so far these seem to be the exception rather than the rule. Most likely your baby will be completely normal.

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My hubby wants a baby, I want to know or some tips on how to get pregnant since its a month after my first Depo-Provera shot expired. Please and thank you?

My hubby wants a baby, I want to know or some tips on how to get pregnant since its a month after my first Depo-Provera shot expired. Please and thank you?

Pregnancy: Depo shots last for 3 or 4 months so you will likely not get pregnant for a few months. However, when your shot wears off you should be able to get pregnant. For the average couple it will take about 6 months to get pregnant, and most experts wait a year before they consider it a problem when no pregnancy has occurred.

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I got the Depo-Provera shot 5 months ago for the first time in years. Now me and my husband want another child. How long will it take for me to get pregnant?

I got the Depo-Provera shot 5 months ago for the first time in years. Now me and my husband want another child. How long will it take for me to get pregnant?

Depo & Pregnancy: While each injection of depo-provera is meant to last 3 months as a form of birth control, it can affect a woman's ability to conceive for up to 9 months. Because this medication is stored in our tissues and released over long periods of time, the longer a woman has had depo-provera injections for birth control, the longer it can affect her ability to conceive.

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I'm on the Depo-Provera shot and me and my fiance want to have a baby. How can I get pregnant right now?

Wears off in 3 month: You are very young and certainly can wait un til 3 months are up since you got the depo shot. Worth a little patience because the baby will be the child who is with you for rest of your life.

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How long does it to take to get pregnant after using the Depo-Provera once for 3 months? I got the Depo-Provera shot a month a go & I want to try & have a baby soon but im not sure about the information; about the Depo-Provera because I never got any pape

After: After you stop depo-provera, on average you can become pregnant within 3 to 4 months, however, for some women, it can take up to a year. If it has been a year and you are still unsuccessful in getting pregnant, you should contact your ob/gyne doctor. Good luck!

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I'm trying to become pregnant but I was on birth controlled Depo-Provera shot 1 year in a half ago after my first child what are my chances?

I'm trying to become pregnant but I was on birth controlled Depo-Provera shot 1 year in a half ago after my first child what are my chances?

As good as before: Once you stop the depo you should be as fertile as you were without the depo shots. Sometimes there can be a delay in fertility returning, but that should not extend beyond 9 months or so.

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I just had a baby, on Depo-Provera same pregnancy symptoms that I had with my last baby, negative test results, is it possible the test is wrong?

I just had a baby, on Depo-Provera same pregnancy symptoms that I had with my last baby, negative test results, is it possible the test is wrong?

Re do the test: If the pregnancy symptoms persist, you may wish to repeat the test in 3-4 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully.

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Okay still spotting again I spotted last week yesterday and now today I'm on the Depo-Provera shot I got pregnant with my last child while on the Depo-Provera shot my next Depo-Provera is on 1-4-2015 but I might not get it cause I want one more?

Okay still spotting again I spotted last week yesterday and now today I'm on the Depo-Provera shot I got pregnant with my last child while on the Depo-Provera shot my next Depo-Provera is on 1-4-2015 but I might not get it cause I want one more?

Lots of things.: Always rule out pregnancy first. However, many things can affect the timing and regularity of one's cycle (e.g. Weight changes, diet, stress, etc.). Don't stress. Keep an eye on it for now. If the changes are persistent for more than 5-6 cycles, see your ob/gyn.

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I was on Depo-Provera I haven't gotten a shot since november I have been trying to get pregnant what should I do I have had a baby before, and an abortion. I was on Depo-Provera a total of months. Since november I have been trying to get pregnant I had

Depo: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) only lasts 3 months, so the contraceptive effect is gone. If your periods are not regular yet, your body may need more time to adjust or something else is going on. You may still be ovulating and able to get pregnant before you start having regular periods. Check a pregnancy test just to be sure.

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Can you get pregnant on your six week postpartuam and while the Depo-Provera shot? I had my baby 12/14/12. Had unprotected sex 1/22/13?

Can you get pregnant on your six week postpartuam and while the Depo-Provera shot? I had my baby 12/14/12. Had unprotected sex 1/22/13?

It is possibility: Unprotected sex can always result in pregnacy - althoug the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injectable birth contol sholud prevent pregancy if youhad the shot at least seven days prior to having sex. Take a pregnancy test in two weeks to make sure.

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