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Does conception before Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) birth defects?
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: No
Conceiving and then getting a Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot as conception is not ideal.
However, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) doesn't usually cause any fetal anomalies. Of course, every woman is at risk of having a baby with a birth defect. But Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) isn't known for causing birth defects.

In brief: No
Conceiving and then getting a Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot as conception is not ideal.
However, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) doesn't usually cause any fetal anomalies. Of course, every woman is at risk of having a baby with a birth defect. But Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) isn't known for causing birth defects.
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