How Long To Get Pregnant After Depo Provera?

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1. All About Depo

The Depo Provera birth control shot is a great option for women who are looking for a long term form of birth control without having to take a pill every single day. The Depo Provera shot is only given four times per year, so women do not have to worry every day about birth control. Depo has a success rate of more than 99.9%, since there is not much room for user error.

Depo-Provera-birth-control-shot-is-a-great-option-for-women-who-are-looking-for-a-long-term-form-of-birth-controlA nurse gives the injection every three months, and that is all that there is to worry about. However, some women worry about having trouble after they go off of the Depo shot when they are ready to conceive. Many women are concerned about how long it will take to get pregnant after stopping the Depo shot. Read on for more info.

2. The Truth

The truth of the matter is, it can sometimes take quite a while to get pregnant after stopping the Depo Provera shot. Since the shot is designed to last up to four months, it can stay for a long time in a woman’s system. If you plan ahead when you decide that you want to try to conceive, it can give the shot some time to get out of your system.

it-can-take-a-while-and-it-can-be-a-long-wait-for-the-depo-provera-hormones-to-get-out-of-a-womans-systemHowever, if you do not stop taking the shot until you are actively trying to become pregnant, it can take a while and it can be a long wait for the depo provera hormones to get out of a woman’s system.  Some women report that it takes them a year or longer to get pregnant after stopping the depo provera shot, which is just a testament to how long these hormones can stay inside the body. If you are wanting to get pregnant, try your best to plan ahead so that you can stop your Depo Provera shot at the right time.

3. Other Matters

It is also important to realize that once you go off of the Depo Provera shot, your periods will have the tendency to be very erratic. This can make it very difficult to know when you are ovulating, and can be something that makes it even harder to get pregnant. As you can see, getting pregnant after Depo Provera is not always an easy task.

Women-who-wish-to-stop-their-Depo-Provera-shots-and-get-pregnant-should-seek-advice-from-their-doctorWomen who wish to stop their Depo Provera shots and get pregnant should seek advice from their doctor or health care provider about the best way to do so. Your doctor is the best source of information regarding getting pregnant after birth control and can take your personal history into consideration to offer you the best advice.

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Dr. Karen Leham is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocronology and Infertility. Dr. Leham completed her residency at Loyola University, followed by a fellowship at UCLA.