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Best Ways to Get Pregnant After Depo

on Oct 08, 2012

by Alyssia Granger

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Best Ways to Get Pregnant After Depo

Did you use Depo Provera as contraception but now want to get pregnant? Find out the best ways to get pregnant after Depo.

Depo Provera can be a great contraceptive choice for many women. It allows them to not have to think about contraception on a daily basis, and makes it easy for them to go on about their daily lives without the worry of birth control weighing on their mind. However, many women worry about getting pregnant after depo and wonder if they will have a hard time and if there is anything they can do to increase their chances. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

It may take up to a year

One important thing to remember is that it can take a long time for Depo Provera to get out of your system. The average time that it takes for Depo to get out of your system is 12 months, and sometimes longer. It does take the body a long time to return to normal after Depo Provera shots, and it takes a long time for the Depo to get out of your system. There is really no way to “rush” the Depo out of your system, and no way to make it happen faster. You just have to give your body enough time to let it happen naturally.

Know your body

Since there is only a small window of time when you can get pregnant each month anyway, it might be helpful for you to learn how to track your ovulation or chart your cycles. This can be helpful in helping you know exactly when you need to have sex in order to get pregnant. There are many websites out there dedicated to help you learn how to track your cycles, and a ton of over the counter ovulation prediction kits available as well.

Talk with your doctor

Talking with your doctor is also a good idea if you are trying to get pregnant after your Depo shots stop. You might be able to have your hormone levels checked to see how they are. Doctors are also a valuable resource in telling you about their experiences and may be a great advocate for helping you in your journey to getting pregnant.

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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.

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  • Anon

    Is it ok to take this at 20 years of age?

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  • Heather

    I was on the depo shot for 5 years, stopped them and 3 months later I was pregnant. I had my daughter in 2011, got back on the shots at my 6 week post baby check up. I recently stopped the shots again (8/13) and am wanting to conceive again. I had my first period since stopping the shots last month. I have been trying to track my best days to conceive, which were 2-3 days ago just figuring, today I am cramping and spotting pinkish brownish color. Could this be o spotting or a sign of pregnancy. I know it seems too early to tell.

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  • hayley

    I have been on the shot 3 years now took my last depo shot jan. 2013 always had unprotected sex and trying, calculating my periods and everything and still continue to not get preg. and its really bothering me now..help! its going on a year now next month sinced my last shot was took. and im having irregular periods bad.sept 18th , oct. 22nd , nov 20th now dec. 19th today! really needing some advice its stressing and depressing me and my partner.

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  • Hayley Jones

    i was on the depo for three years and i have been off it for 7months now and i had got my period two months after and i have been feeling very funny . my body is showing me lots of different symptoms i really want a baby and i have a feeling that i cant . i went in last week to get checked and because i have had a feeling that i may be pregnant the test came back negative and i had a bladder infection . please give me some information

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  • Minnesotagal

    I was on the depo shot for only two shots and decided to stop. After a month I did have intercourse spotted once after 5 to a week later(don’t remember) and had some cramping since then and now it’s been about 2 months or so and I have side affects still . Very light headed three weeks after I spotted. Some cramping still. Always tired, moody Butterfly feeling in my stomach and a ball feeling also. I do urinate more frequently now nipples have that tingling cold sensation feeling sometimes hurt got a little bigger and much more symptoms. I have felt like puking many times but haven’t. I don’t know if I’m pregnant or just having side affects. I also did bleed through out the whole months of being on the depo does that increase my chances?

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  • Minnesotagal

    I also just recently started having a lot of white discharge(tmi I know)

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  • brooke

    I’m 16 and iv only got the deppo shot once I’m now on regular menstrual cycle how long till I get pregnant and yes my family is supportive of me and we are all happy I just want to know how how much longer must I wait

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  • sandra3kiddos

    I had 3 kids right after the other so my body needed a break so I got on the depo on 01/2011 and I was due for a shot on 1/2013 and In 08/2013 I hadn’t had a period so I went to the doctor and she checked my hormones and said everything looked normal she didn’t know why I wasn’t having periods so she gave me some pills and by the 12th day I was supposed to have a period and I didn’t so I went back and she said lets try putting you on the pill (birth control) to get your cycles in order and the first month I took it I had a period and i’ve had one every month for the past 4 months I only have 25 day cycles and ive been tracking it and im still unable to come out pregnant. is the depo or the pills still in my system? does anyone have advise?

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  • Sydney

    I was on depo for 10years, I missed a shot (off for 3months) and was pregnant! When my son turned 2 I decided to get off depo and try for another child. It has been over a year since I stopped depo-when I had stopped it I spotted twice a month for 4 months…I haven’t had a period or anything since and that was about a year ago. I never had regular periods (usually had 4 a year that lasted few days). I ALWAYS feel pregnant and take at least one test a month, which just sets me up for total disappointment. Why do I have ALL the pregnancy symptoms ALL the time? How long is this going to take before I have another child? Is there anything else I can do to boost my fertility?

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  • Bgillum90

    I have been on the depo shot for almost 7 years and I am getting married in August. My fiancé and I are “planning” on trying to get pregnant a year after we get married. My last shot will be in June/July and I know it could take up to a year or maybe longer to conceive after stopping the shot. I am however concerned that since I have been on it for so long that it might take much longer for my body to get back to normal and the affects it will have on my hormones because of not having periods almost this entire time. Is there anything that could come from this prolonged exposure that could cause trouble conceiving? Or my biggest worry, being extremely moody while being newly married while my body gets back to normal.

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  • swank

    my last depro shot was sept 12th 2013 hoe long will it take to get out my system .all togther i took 3 injection

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  • swank

    sorry thats how

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  • Christina

    I’ve just miseed my depo injection can I get pregnant… or how long does it take for me to get pregnant

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  • Mslburnett

    I’ve stopped Depo almost a year ago, and have been trying to concieve for a few months now to no avail. I’ve been getting regular periods about a month after my last injection and have an app to tell me when I’m fertile and ovulating. Could something be wrong, my fiancé and I really want a baby?

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  • Megan

    I when i was 16 i had my yearly pap done and it came back abnormal so they had me go get the tissue removen. i was on the depo for 7 years and ive been off of it for about 19 months. I’ve had a normal period every month for about 17 months now. My boyfriend and I have been trying for about 6 months now. What can i do to try and increase fertility?

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  • becca

    I’ve only received 2 shots. I was suppose to get my next one on the 5th of February but didn’t because my husband and I want to have a kid. What would be the fastest way to become fertile again and how long could it take?

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  • ericka

    what if plan b is taken the day after intercourse (this february) and the last shot of depo was october 2013? can you become pregnant?

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  • stephanie

    Hi if I was on the shot for 6 months got my period back 6 months after that and didn’t regulate for another 6 months…. how long could it take to conceive I am 23 could the shot be affecting me?

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  • Unique

    did you get a cycle in those 6 months ?

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  • liz

    I had one shot in august2013 for the first time and I was to take the next shot in November of which I decided to try and be pregnant. I get my regular periods of 2 days and still I haven’t conceived yet. What could be the problem and what can I do??

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  • saara

    I’ve been on the depo for 3 years and now thinking of having a baby. My nxt shot is on the 5th of march which im thinking of not goin. What are my chances of getting pregnant?

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  • brasherbby

    i was on the depo for almost 5 years. it has now been 2 years since ive been off it… ive had regular periods since a year ago and i track them very well. As well as when i have sex. i still don’t understand why ‘m not conceiving. is this a fertility problem?

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  • Rose

    I was on the depo for 9 months. Im a week over due for my last shot. I was supposed to get my last shot march 13-18 but never went back. The 19th I had a normal period for a day then stopped. Today i started spotting light pink. Whats going on?

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  • Ralph

    I took depo for two years and stopped in early 2012. When can I be able to get pregnant?

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  • Holly

    I had my last depo shot in April 2013 and since then my fience and I have been trying to conceive with no luck

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  • massage14

    I was on the depo shot for about 5 years. Ive been off of it for about 11 months. How much longer before I should be able to conceive?

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  • Nyla

    My husband and I decided it’s time to have another baby because our son is now 6. But I got on the depo right after my son was born and been on it for a little over 5 years, I was supposed to go for my last shot december 12, but I skipped it in hopes of becoming pregnant again. Right after I stopped using it, 2mths later in february I got my period and was on it until april 17th. was it normal to have a period that long? and will my cycle go back to normal? and can I become pregnant soon?

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  • MSJ12

    I gave birth to my daughter June 2012 and have not had a period at all. I have spotted 3 times, one day each time in the last 2 years. So right after my c-section, I spotted a little and twice since being off the depo. I had about 4 or 5 depo shots after having my daughter and got off of it in January (so instead of getting a new shot in January, I got on a pill in hopes to start my period again). This has been no success. Today is my last day on the pill and I will be getting off of it for good in hopes to conceive. However, I have had round ligament like pains for the past few days and extreme fatigue, yet I am receiving a negative test. Could someone please give me an insight as to whether I should be concerned and go to my ob or just wait a little while and see about my period returning.

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  • hudson81

    My last Depo-Provera shot was 12-10-12. I finally got my period back in January 2014 we are trying to have a baby my periods are very irregular 1-4…2-15…3-28.. no period for april…my period for this month is May 3. My hormone levels are fine can you please help me

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  • Stephanie

    Ive only had one dose of the depo shot, i received the shot on feb of 2014 im supposed to go back this may 27 -june 10 but my husband and i are trying for another baby ive been bleeding for the past too months on and off feeling tired dizzy etc. Etc etc bleeding isnt heavy ill bleed for a day or so then stop ive had intamcy with my husband could i be pregnant? how soon after the first doze can i get pregnant thanks in advance

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  • Carmen

    I was on the depo for two years, I’ve been off for one and my husband and I want a baby. How long do I have to wait to conceive? Although, I do get my period as I should every month.

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  • Shanice Payton

    My last depo shot was in November of 2013. I was due for my shit in February but didn’t get it. Me and my spouse has been having sex almost everyday for the past two months (sorry tmi) and i had a negative pt April 28. I’ve been constipated, my nipples are always right and sore, nausea, and always tired. My areolas look like they may have gotten darker but to be honest i don’t know how to really tell. I figure my mind is playing tricks on me but idk. Any suggestions?

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  • koko

    I took my last shot in oct2013 still no period how long will it take because I wanna get pregnant been having cramping but no spotting or anything

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  • jess.lang

    I had my last depo shot in Jan. 3 2014. I was due for my next shot end of March beginning of April but I did not go. It is now late may and I am experiencing nausea, cramping, fatigue, hot flashes but no spotting. I have taken 3 home pregnancy tests. All of them have come back negative. Not sure if I am pregnant or these are side effects from coming off the depo shot. I can’t go get a blood test because my insurance does not start for another 2 months. Not sure what to do.

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  • woop

    How do u know if your ovulating after you .bn on depo???

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  • Shparkle

    I have had two shots and me and my partner would like to try for a precious lil angel but how long will it be before I will fall pregnant

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  • Kristin faith

    I was on depo for a year an 3 months and have been off for a year and 3 and still not pregnate would Clomiphene help me?

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  • cilla

    I only had one depo shot and after my third month was up and I was due for another, I refused to be the next shot and I started my period . does this mean my body is back to normal? Could I get pregnant because I got my period?

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  • nancy

    My shot was due on the 2nd but I went ahead and skipped it since my husband and I are now trying to go for our second child, however I do have some spotting now going on can that mean that if I get my period I am ovulating again?

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  • brit_bratt1182

    Hello i been off depo for over 8 months an my,periods are still not regular…im trying to get pregnant but its hard

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  • superjay

    Ok. I’ve been on depo for one month. Only took the shot once. I didn’t have a period for three months. During those three months I was a monter. I mean increased sex drive, mean one second super nice the next second. After I missed my next shot it didn’t take long at all for me to have a period. Maybe faster than most. Than I had unprotected sex its been a month. I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative I also missed my projected period. I do not know what’s going on. Im cramping, feeling tired, gained like five pounds constipation, and gas but I talked to my doctor and said the depo isn’t in my system no more… what should I do? Why did I miss my period if I got a negative pregnancy test result.

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  • r copey

    I have been on the depo shot for 3 years and me and my husband want to have a baby so bad I had me period in May and it lasted for 2 weeks and we made love two day after I stoped what can I do to get pregnant I take the prenatal vitamins every day like the nurse at my gynecologist office told me to

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  • Sandra

    I started depo on may 2012 and stop at July 2013. I changed to noresterant contraceptive ( 2months) on same July 2013 and stopped may 2014. I saw my period twice that may precisely 2nd may stopped on 7th may, started again on 12th may and stopped on 18th. I missed my period on June and started to see it on 14th of July but was spotting with cramps, headache and nipple pains. can I be pregnant?pls I need an answer.

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  • Sandra

    where can I buy conceiveeasy here in Enugu

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  • Alisa

    I got off the depo August 2013 just got my menstrual period in May 2014 and now trying to consieve for my first child need help?

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  • jodi

    So Im trying to get pregnant and ive been having sex unprotected for the last 4 days but Im on the depo prevero shot? Can I get pregnant?

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  • Mztweetsosweet Oohluckyme

    Got my last depo shot in april its now August still no period could i be prego

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  • Sarah Whitehorne

    Hi I had my last depo shot August 2013 I was only on it six months an bled those entire six months so I got off of it it has been 12 mons synce my last shot but still no BFP I got some preseed used it this cycle but I think it was too late as we baby danced on cd 26/27 of 32 it’s no big rush as I have two little ones already but I’m wondering y it isn’t happening cause I went to my doctor an had all kinds of tests done including an ultrasound an he said every thing was normal I just hope the preseed helps

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