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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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Had one Depo-Provera shot(early feb) didn't get the next one(due in April). How soon can I get pregnant if I only had one shot?

Had one Depo-Provera shot(early feb) didn't get the next one(due in April). How soon can I get pregnant if I only had one shot?

Unsure: although Depo-Provera will act as a contraceptive for 3 months, It may prevent ovulation and pregnancy for up to 1 year. There is no problem if you conceive before a year. ...Read more

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I'm on the Depo-Provera shot and i'd like to get pregnant as soon as possible. I got the shot on may 20th. How soon can I get pregnant even though i'm on depo?

I'm on the Depo-Provera shot and i'd like to get pregnant as soon as possible. I got the shot on may 20th. How soon can I get pregnant even though i'm on depo?

Hard to tell: The depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot is the one birth control method that has been show to prolong a woman's ability to get pregnant, but, having said that, every woman is different and you may be able to get pregnant right away. I always tell women who come off of depot that they should plan on possible pregnancy right away, but that it could take up to 6 months. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How soon can I get pregnant if my first Depo-Provera shot ended a week ago and i haven't gotten the next one. I've had unprotected sex twice.

How soon can I get pregnant if my first Depo-Provera shot ended a week ago and i haven't gotten the next one. I've had unprotected sex twice.

Variable: Return to fertility is variable with depo. The depo schedule is designed for the best contraceptive effectiveness and should be adhered to. If you are just one week late for your next scheduled dose you should still be protected, but the effectiveness is decreasing the longer you go. ...Read more

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I had a d&c then i took Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, I use it for 1month & a half den i remove it, cus my partner want a baby, how soon can I get pregnant?

I had a d&c then i took Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, I use it for 1month & a half den i remove it, cus my partner want a baby, how soon can I get pregnant?

When your body ready: It will take a while for your womb and hormones to adapt after these treatments, possibly months. Ask the doctor who knows you and gave you these treatments to give you some advice. ...Read more

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I got one shot of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) and was on for 3 mths. How soon can I get pregnant? Can I ovulate without getting my period?

I got one shot of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) and was on for 3 mths. How soon can I get pregnant? Can I ovulate without getting my period?

Yes: You may not have any bleeding PRIOR TO the first time you ovulate after Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). Unless you are pregnant, you should have a period AFTER each time you ovulate. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is only 'guaranteed' for 3 months; however, it lowers your chances of getting pregnant for up to 8 months. However, you can still 'try' to get pregnant anytime you are ready. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is not known to harm baby. ...Read more

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Im tryna see how can I get pregnant after Depo-Provera what can I take ?

Im tryna see how can I get pregnant after Depo-Provera what can I take 
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Take time: Some patients after depo shot take some time for period to come back. Once your period come I do not think that it would interfere with you trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Why can't I get pregnant after the depo?

Why can't I get pregnant after the depo?

In time: Your body has to clear the drug before your regular periods resume. Once this happens, you should be able to get pregnant unless there are some other issues preventing this from happening. So please see your gynecologist if you have been trying for a while without success. ...Read more

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How much time will it take me to get pregnant after depo?

How much time will it take me to get pregnant after depo?

3-12 months: usually between 3-12 months; once your periods become regular ...Read more