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Can you tell me if you get the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot 4 days after giving birth, does work 24 hours after getting it?

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Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Maybe

We generally recommend 6 weeks of pelvic rest after giving birth.
Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) should provide contraception in that setting, as it would be unlikely for you to ovulate less than 5 days after child birth. Condoms are strongly encouraged in this setting to prevent getting an infection in your uterus.

In brief: Maybe

We generally recommend 6 weeks of pelvic rest after giving birth.
Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) should provide contraception in that setting, as it would be unlikely for you to ovulate less than 5 days after child birth. Condoms are strongly encouraged in this setting to prevent getting an infection in your uterus.
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