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Is it normal to get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Is it normal to get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Not "normal": All forms of birth control are designed to prevent pregnancy, so it is not "normal" to become pregnant on the depo shot. However, all forms of birth control have a failure rate, so it is not necessarily abnormal either. With all forms of birth control it is important to closely follow the instructions for use to minimize the risk of contraceptive failure. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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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Is it normal to get pregnancy symptoms for the first time in two years of using the Depo-Provera shot?

Is it normal to get pregnancy symptoms for the first time in two years of using the Depo-Provera shot?

Yes: Depoprovera is a synthetic progestin (anti-pregnancy) that blocks normal Progesterone (pro-pregnancy) receptors. The high dose of this progestin cause several symptoms like nausea, swelling, weight gain that mimic pregnancy symptoms. ...Read more

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When on Depo-Provera shot is it normal to not have a period or to skip a period? Is it possible to get pregnant while on depo?

When on Depo-Provera shot is it normal to not have a period or to skip a period? Is it possible to get pregnant while on depo?

Possible: After the initial injection of hormonal medicine, you should expect to have irregular periods. It is always possible to get pregnant; however the likelihood is very low. Overall you should sit down with your gynecologist and discuss all the concerns about the depot-shot. Good luck ... ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while on the depo shot for a year my stomach hard, leaking milk, headaches and very tired but when the doctors do the pregnancy?

Can you get  pregnant while on the depo shot for a year my stomach hard, leaking milk, headaches and very tired but when the doctors do the pregnancy?

Yes: Especially if you were late on your last shot, but even if not late Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is 97% effective (3% pregnancy rate). Although your symtpoms could be hyperprolactinemia or thyroid issues as well. Time for some blood work. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera Shot? I have only had one?

Is it possible to get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera Shot?  I have only had one?

Yes: As long as you are having sex with or without a condom, on or off birth control, there is always a chance of getting pregnant. Having sex during ovulation, without a condom, without birth control each just increase those chances. The only way to know if you are pregnant is to do a pregnancy test. Only abstinence and hysterectomy are 100% effective ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera shot while on my period?

Can i get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera shot while on my period?

Unlikely: The pregnancy rate on depo is very low-less than one per first year of use. If you received your shot within the week you had your period, the chance of pregnancy is extremely low. If you received your depo shot more than a week after your period, there is a chance of pregnancy even if you had a negative pregnancy test before your shot. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while on depo shot within the first 3 months your on it?

Can you get pregnant while on depo shot within the first 3 months your on it?

Not unless you were: Not unless you were already pregnant before you go the shot. Depo is a vert effective form of birth contorl ...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