Problems Getting Pregnant After Depo Provera Shot
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1. Depo For Birth Control
For women who want a reliable and effective birth control method that they don’t have to worry about, Depo Provera is often that method. Depo is a birth control shot that is only given four times per year. It’s great for women who don’t want to have to worry about daily birth control, and it is very effective, upwards of 99%.
It can be a very great birth control method for many women. However, when women decide they want to stop their Depo Provera shot and get pregnant, they sometimes can experience trouble doing so.
2. Getting Depo Out Of The System
The only problem with Depo Provera as a form of birth control is that it can sometimes take a very long time to get out of the body. Of course, every woman is different, and the amount of time that it will take Depo Provera to get out of the body is different for every woman.
Most women are able to get all of the Depo Provera out of their system within twelve months, but in some cases it is longer. However, some women get pregnant right away after going off of their quarterly shot. It just depends on every woman’s body.
3. Side Effects
Unfortunately, some women also experience very irregular periods when going off of the Depo Provera shot. This can make it very difficult to know when a woman is ovulating and therefore can make it very hard to get pregnant. Some women experience no periods at all, even after stopping the Depo shot, and some women have very heavy or erratic periods.
Another problem that some women find with trying to get pregnant after the Depo Provera shot is weight gain. The Depo shot is notorious for causing weight gain, and if a woman gains too much weight while on the shot, it can be very difficult for her to get pregnant once she goes off of the shot.
4. What To Know
The sad truth is that there is no real way to rush the Depo Provera and get it out of your system. The best thing that you can do if you are trying to conceive is to plan ahead. Decide when you want to conceive, and go off of the Depo Provera shot in plenty of time to get it out of your system before conceiving.
If you want to get pregnant after going off of the Depo Provera shot, your best bet will be to seek advice from your doctor in order to get pregnant as fast as possible while bypassing any side effects.Problems Getting Pregnant After Depo Provera Shot, 3.5 out of 5 based on 8 ratings
Ms. Wisniewski has over 15 years experience as a labor and delivery nurse, having also worked previously as a nurse midwife in the Philippines and India. She enjoys empowering women and providing family centered care to women from all cultural and educational backgrounds.