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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Pregnant While Still Taking Depo Provera Shots

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I only had the Depo-Provera shot 3 times in 2014 Feb to Aug. My last shot Aug. Currently since then I have been trying to get pregnant & still no cycle? Why?

I only had the Depo-Provera shot 3 times in 2014 Feb to Aug. My last shot Aug.  Currently since then I have been trying to get pregnant & still no cycle? Why?

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): This is a side-effect of the DepoProvera . It can take a while after you stop it to start ovulating and having periods again. Since you can get pregnant before your first period after using it, it is a good idea to start prenatal vitamins now and use another method of contraception like condoms until your periods resume. ...Read more

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I missed my Depo-Provera shot by two weeks can i still get pregnant?

I missed my Depo-Provera shot by two weeks can i still get pregnant?

Depo and pregnancy: You can get pregnant if you miss your depo shot, and your fertility will increase with time. ...Read more

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Can i still get pregnant while being on the Depo-Provera shot? Unprotected sex while being on the shot

If : If you are taking the medication as prescribed and getting your shot on time is very unlikely to get pregnant. The estimated perfect use first-year failure rate for depo-provera is the weighted average of failure rates in seven clinical trials: 0.3%, which means its very effective. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I've been on the Depo-Provera shot and have been sexually active. He came in me twice, could i still get pregnant?

I've been on the Depo-Provera shot and have been sexually active. He came in me twice, could i still get pregnant?

Very unlikely: Depo is a great, reliable form of birth control. If you are taking your shots on time, the chance of pregnancy is very low even with repeated sexual encounters. Just don't forget you are not protected from infection. ...Read more

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I just was iinjected the Depo-Provera shot on the 9th of september 2013. And i had unprotected sex 11 day after. Can i still get pregnant?

Yes: Most of the depo pregnancies that i see are from women having unprotected sex less than 30 days from 1st injection. The others from late injections. Use a condom the first 30 days. Check a preg. Test in 2 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Depo Provera (Definition)

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