How long does it take to get pregnant after the depo?

For some women, it can take up to a year after the last shot to begin having regular periods, but for others it can happen as soon as four months after the last shot. In one large study, the average time to get pregnant after discontinuing Depo-Provera was ten months.
A.

What are the side effects of being pregnant while on the depo shot?

Depo-Provera has side effects similar to those experienced by users of oral or other hormonal types of contraception which include:
  • Headaches.
  • Dizziness.
  • Nausea.
  • Breast tenderness.
  • Fatigue.
  • Moderate weight gain.
  • Change of appetite.
  • Can Depo Provera harm your baby?

    There's a risk of harm to the unborn baby with using Category X drugs during pregnancy, and most doctors agree they should be avoided whenever possible. Getting Depo while pregnant can also lead to low birth weight, though studies have shown that this risk doesn't necessarily cause any problems later in life.
  • Is the Depo shot effective immediately?

    If you get the birth control shot (also known as Depo-Provera) within the first seven days after the start of your period, you're protected from pregnancy immediately. Each shot will protect you from pregnancy for 12 weeks.
  • How soon does Depo Provera start working?

    When you have the Depo-Provera injection within the first five days of your menstrual cycle, it works 24hrs after the injection. When the Depo-Provera injection is given to a woman after she has given birth, or had a miscarriage or an abortion, it works immediately.
B.

What are the side effects of the Depo wearing off?

Common Side Effects of Depo-Provera
  • Weakness or fatigue.
  • Nervousness.
  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
  • Depression.
  • Breast pain, swelling, or tenderness.
  • Hot flashes.
  • Leg cramps.
  • Stomach cramps or bloating.
  • Can the birth control shot cause infertility?

    Depo-Provera use is not associated with long-term infertility beyond two years after the last injection. Women who are still not ovulating 22 months after their last injection—or who are not pregnant within 6 to 12 months after they start ovulating—should see their doctor for a fertility evaluation.
  • What are the side effects of the Depo wearing off?

    Common Side Effects of Depo-Provera
    • Weakness or fatigue.
    • Nervousness.
    • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
    • Depression.
    • Breast pain, swelling, or tenderness.
    • Hot flashes.
    • Leg cramps.
    • Stomach cramps or bloating.
  • Can you get pregnant while on the shot?

    Here is some info for you : Pregant While On Depo-Provera Yes, the only protection that's 100% guaranteed is not having sex. It is possible to get pregnant with any other form of birth control. If you think you are pregnant, go see a doctor or take a home test.
C.

How long does it take for the shot to wear off?

Broadly speaking each progesterone contraception injection (Depo-Provera) will last for 10 to 12 weeks, after which there is not enough contraceptive left at the injection site to definitely prevent a pregnancy.
  • How effective is the Depo Provera shot?

    The Depo-Provera shot is a highly effective birth control method. Women who use it correctly have a risk of pregnancy that's less than 1 percent. However, this percentage increases when a woman doesn't receive the shot at the recommended times.
  • What hormone is in the birth control implant?

    The implant available in the U.S. is Nexplanon. It's a newer version of the implant Implanon. The implant is a plastic rod about the size of a matchstick. It contains a form of the hormone progesterone called etonogestrel.
  • How long does the shot last birth control?

    Depo-Provera is a contraceptive method for women. It's made of a hormone similar to progesterone. It's a shot that a doctor gives you in the arm or buttocks. Each shot works for up to 12 to 14 weeks, but you must get the injection once every 12 weeks to get its full protection.

Updated: 10th October 2018

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