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    planning baby

    Depo Provera - TTC after Depo Provera

    • 4.7   (5 Votes)

    Depo Provera Injection is a birth control which is given to the women who do not want to conceive. In most of the cases, women can try to conceive after four months. Within 12 months after leaving Depo Provera dosage, a woman can conceive successfully. TTC results can be checked for a positive pregnancy.

    Depo-Provera, or the Depo shot, is a form of contraception that suppresses ovulation and thickens cervical mucus to prevent pregnancy. (1) The shot can also suppress the menstrual cycle, sometimes stopping a woman’s period entirely. Each shot lasts for ninety days, so it’s near impossible to get pregnant during the three-month window after a shot is administered. After that ninety-day period, it can take a while for the body to resume normal fertile patterns, especially for women who have been on Depo-Provera for a year or more. (2)

    DEpo Provera, Getting Pregnant

    When women on Depo decide to stop the shots and start trying to conceive, it usually takes few more month after the most recent shot for the Depo hormones to flush out of the system. Once natural hormone levels resume, a woman will start ovulating again. This return to natural hormone levels typically takes between four months and a year, so don’t expect to get pregnant immediately after stopping the shot. (3)

    How do you know if your body has returned to normal?

    Ovulating and having regular periods are two obvious signs that things are back on track. (5) You can test to see if you’re ovulating by tracking your cycle, basal body temperature, and cervical mucus via the OVO fertility app. Some people use ovulation predictor kits to confirm that they’re ovulating, a study in the journal of contraception found. (4)

    Getting Pregnant, Menstrual Cycle

    Most past Depo users start ovulating again after about six months, and 97.4% of past Depo users ovulated again after 12 months, according to a 2004 study in the Journal of Contraception. (6)

    The Depo shot tends to have a bad reputation among women who are actively trying to conceive but trust us: There’s really no reason to regret this birth control choice. There is no association between the use of the Depo shot and long-term infertility according to scientists, so chances are you’ll get pregnant eventually! Be kind to yourself, and make sure to allow plenty of time to achieve this important goal.





    Candy Kennins

    It's been a year and 4 months after leaving depo but no pregnancy. I'm shattered and confused. I really need a baby.

    July 13, 2018, 1:37 a.m. 5.0


    Wanona Cayer

    I took the shot once about 9m ago but I changed to the pill for a week and a half. It's been about a month since I took the pill. What are my chances of conception?

    Jan. 31, 2018, 7:17 a.m. 5.0


    Surbhi Jaiswal

    During ovulation, levels of estrogen hormones in our body increases and it eventually causes a rapid rise in luteinising hormone (the LH surge). This is how we test with a ovulation predictor, too. This LH surge causes the ruling follicle to rupture and release the mature egg from the ovary and man…

    Sept. 16, 2017, 5:10 p.m. 4.5


    Kalpana Mathur

    Most of the women find that if they get any period pains, they be at their worst in the first few days of their period. It feels like something rolling and cutting the belly from inside. This is because the hormones in our body triggers the uterus to shed the lining formed in the last menstrual cyc…

    Sept. 16, 2017, 4:59 p.m. 4.5


    Sheila Saxena

    I have heard that depo provera shots are not recommended to the one who suffers unexplained vaginal bleeding, liver disease, breast cancer or blood clots. These are hormones carrying shots and can cause severe side effects if taken in such disorders.

    Sept. 16, 2017, 4:54 p.m. 4.5

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