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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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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

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I have been on the deposhot for about 4 years now how long would it take for me to get pregnant after I stop the Depo-Provera shot?

I have been on the deposhot for about 4 years now how long would it take for me to get pregnant after I stop the Depo-Provera shot?

Up to a year: Sometimes, after women have used the depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, it can take up to a year to see a return to fertility. Then again, it could happen right away as well. Make sure you're ready for pregnancy in case it doesn't take a year. ...Read more

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Could i be pregnant? In december i got the Depo-Provera shot, i only took it once and when i had to get it again i didn't. I had the side effect of spotting non-stop while i was on the shot. Now that i'm not on it (its been like 2-3 months since i been of

Could i be pregnant? In december i got the Depo-Provera shot, i only took it once and when i had to get it again i didn't. I had the side effect of spotting non-stop while i was on the shot. Now that i'm not on it (its been like 2-3 months since i been of

Irregular : Irregular periods, coming off depo, and using Plan B can all cause irregular bleeding and missed periods making it very confusing to predict ovulation and possible pregnancy. Since most home pregnancy tests are 97% accurate 1-2 weeks after the missed period, you can surmise that they will be accurate 3-4 weeks after the episode of unprotected sex. The other thing you can do is to give your doctor a call. They can check a urine test which will be more accurate a little earlier than the home pregnancy test or they can do a blood test that can tell if you're pregnant 7 days after conception. If you continue to have irregular periods, you should give your doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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I got a Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot in order to stop a prolong bleeding .The consequences wasnt discussed with me , and I am ttc. What can I do to get pregnant?

Drop provera (medroxyprogesterone): Unfortunately, you just have to wait it out. After stopping depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) it takes an average of 4 to 10 months to get pregnant. It can take up to two years for your chances of getting pregnant to equal that of a woman who has not taken the depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. ...Read more

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Stop taking Depo-Provera shot Oct 2013 I want to get pregnant but periods are so irregular last 3 were July 17th may 31st and April 14 how fast can I conceive?

Stop taking Depo-Provera shot Oct 2013 I want to get pregnant but periods are so irregular last 3 were July 17th may 31st and April 14 how fast can I conceive?

Fertility depends: Upon a number of things. One critical issue is age, and I did not see age listed. The majority of women will need about 3 months before cycles will become regular, and therefore the chance of ovulating during that time is lower. Some women in their twenties are able to conceive almost immediately and those in their 30s may take a little longer. Take prenatal vitamins, keep a log of your menses. ...Read more

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Ok i stop taking the Depo-Provera birth control shot a year ago and start trying to get pregnant am i able to get pregnant if my period haven't returned?

Possibly: If you are not using birth control, ovulation can come back before you have your first period after using depo probers. If y ou don't want to be pregnant, use some thing else for birth control. If you do, take prenatal vitamins with folic acid, and see your dr if its been more than 3 months since you stopped depo. ...Read more

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Is it true, after taking the Depo-Provera shot and going on birth control pills that you can stop the pills and get pregnant sooner? I took 3 shot of Depo-Provera and have been off since april last shot being january I am trying to concieve and have a bab

Many : Many women do not start ovulating for up to 10 months after stopping depo injections. This means you may not have your period for about 10 months as well. It is not likely that taking an alternative form of hormones in the interim will promote ovulation sooner. This will not necessarily expel the other existing hormones in your body. In fact, the hormonal imbalance may cause much discomfort, nausea, mood changes, break through bleeding, etc. Talk to your doctor if you wish to become pregnant. It is crucial you recieve prenatal care and supplements to prepare your body for pregnancy. ...Read more

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If I stop the Depo-Provera shot and start to take the birth control pill will that make my period come and could I get pregnant off that?

If I stop the Depo-Provera shot and start to take the birth control pill will that make my period come and could I get pregnant off that?

Yes and no: Yes, if you start birth control pills you should resume having periods, although they may be somewhat irregular while the Depo gets out of your system. No, you should not get pregnant, as you will be substituting one form of birth control for another. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant after stopping Depo-Provera if u have a irregular period after or wait for it to get back normal ?

Can you get pregnant after stopping Depo-Provera if u have a irregular period after or wait for it to get back normal ?

Yes, you can: Unfortunately, one side effect of depot provera (medroxyprogesterone) is that it may take up to a year until a woman, who has been on depot provera (medroxyprogesterone), ovulates regularly and has regular cycles again. With the unpredictable ovulations these women may become pregnant any time. ...Read more

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Havent gotten pregnant in over a year after stopping Depo-Provera i had a son two years ago. Is it me or my boyfriend. What helps you get pregnant. What to do?

Havent gotten pregnant in over a year after stopping Depo-Provera i had a son two years ago. Is it me or my boyfriend. What helps you get pregnant. What to do?

Consider doctor: Depending on what your age is, if you have been trying to conceive for more than a year, then you should probably look at consulting with a fertility specialist to see if there is a medical problem. If you are over 35 years of age, then you should be seeking expert advice after 6 months of non-pregnancy. ...Read more

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How often do women get pregnant within the first four months of stopping Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

It depends: If you mean you last shot was 4 months ago, pregnancy is unlikely, but the drug label does not exclude the possibility. If you mean 4 months since you were due for a shot, or 7 months since the last one, the chances are higher. When stopping depoprovera, you should use barrier protection if you do not desire pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have been off Depo-Provera for a year and I still haven't got pregnant it took me six months for me to get my period after stopping Depo-Provera I got off Depo-Provera September of 2013 September now of 2014 makes a yr I been off when will I be able to

I have been off Depo-Provera for a year and I still haven't got pregnant it took me six months for me to get my period after stopping Depo-Provera I got off Depo-Provera September of 2013 September now of 2014 makes a yr I been off when will I be able to

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): It is not uncommon for some women to go as long as 18 months after stopping Depo before they start having a period. Since you only started menstruating 6 months ago, that would be when your count would start. It is not considered infertility until you have been trying to conceive for one year (and your periods are regular. If you are healthy, be patient and wait for your body to find its rythym ...Read more

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When should you stop having irregular periods after stopping Depo-Provera ? Can you get pregnant with irregular cycles or wait until there back regular ?

When should you stop having irregular periods after stopping Depo-Provera ? Can you get pregnant with irregular cycles or wait until there back regular ?

Varies: How soon periods get back to normal varies widely. You definitely can get pregnant while your periods are irregular. The problem is that it is harder to date your pregnancy or know that you might be pregnant. Any time you might get pregnant be sure you are on prenatal vitamins to decrease the risk of birth defects. ...Read more

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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Depo Provera (Definition)

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