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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 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. ...Read more

Dr. Francine Mosley
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Provera (Definition)

Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more