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Doctor insights on: How Soon Can You Get Pregnant After Stopping Depo Provera Shot

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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How long after stopping Depo-Provera does it take to get pregnant? I only had two shots and stopped a little over 6 months ago

How long after stopping Depo-Provera does it take to get pregnant? I only had two shots and stopped a little over 6 months ago

Immediately: We were always taught that it can take up to a year after depo to become pregnant. What we know now is you are most fertile after the depo is stopped. So that first month after the first skipped dose, you are the most fertile. This is because the ovaries are no longer being supressed. ...Read more

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I was on the Depo-Provera shot for a year and a half. I hated it so i stopped. How long after stopping can it take to get pregnant?

I was on the Depo-Provera shot for a year and a half. I hated it so i stopped. How long after stopping can it take to get pregnant?

4 month -year: After stopping depo-provera, it can take an average of four to ten months to get pregnant. It will take up to two years from the date of your last depo-provera shot for your chances of getting pregnant to get back to that of a woman who has never had the shot. So, basically, four months after stopping the shot, your chances will start to increase. ...Read more

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Seven months ago i was due to get the Depo-Provera shot but i decided not to. I have not had a period since stopping. Can i be pregnant?

Seven months ago i was due to get the Depo-Provera shot but i decided not to. I have not had a period since stopping. Can i be pregnant?

Maybe but...: If a woman is having sex, pregnancy is always a possibility. So running a home urine pregnancy test is a good idea. But missing periods is very common after use of depo-provera. The longer a woman has been on it, the longer it may take for the periods to get back to normal. Up to 18 months can be normal. Having additional testing may be a good idea depending on other details of your situation. ...Read more

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I have begun to have abnormal menstrual periods after stopping the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot in 2010. And now I am unable to get pregnant. What can it be?

I have begun to have abnormal menstrual periods after stopping the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot in 2010. And now I am unable to get pregnant. What can it be?

Needs evaluation: The effects of depo-provera on your body have been out of your system for at least two years. If you've been trying to get pregnant all of this time and it's definitely time for a fertility evaluation. A young healthy couple should try for one year before pursuing this option. ...Read more

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I hv 6 months that I stop taking the depo shot, I want to know how I can know if I'm ready to get pregnant? Or know if my body is clean of the depo?

Gone after 3: A depo shot protects against pregnancy for 3 months. If 3 or more months have passed since your last shot and you are having periods, you should assume that you can become pregnant. ...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