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How Long to Get Pregnant After Depo

on Aug 30, 2012

by Alyssia Granger

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How Long to Get Pregnant After Depo

Did you take the Depo-Provera birth control injectable? How long does it take to get pregnant after Depo?

It is many people’s dream to have a family and an overall happy family and life. Many feel that by having a successful career, a happy marriage and a beautiful baby then you will be able to have the perfect life. Though now it seems as if there are many ways to go about this process exactly how you want to. Though if you’ve previously been on chemical birth control such as Depo-Provera and then stopped them because you want to become pregnant, you may not know how long it will take before you will actually get pregnant. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

It may take time

Many women who have been on Depo shots in the past and stopped because they wanted to start a family, have said that they usually get pregnant within a year of stopping. Though the results may vary, different people have varied reactions and side effects of stopping a birth control regimen that they have been on for a while. It has been said that however long that you were getting the shot may inevitably have something to do with how long it will take you before you become pregnant.

Affects each woman differently

This particular birth control shot affects different women in varied ways. Some of them don’t have a period at all while taking this pill, and others may have a very light one. It all depends upon that particular woman’s body. Though some women have even reported becoming pregnant after just missing one Depo shot. These things work differently from woman to woman. I know in my case, I had been taking Depo for the better part of 5-6 years and seldom had a cycle at all. So it should have taken upwards of 4-12 months to get pregnant, which of course we had no idea. But we got incredibly lucky and got pregnant after only 1-2 cycles. But for the majority of women, I believe that the opposite is true and it may take longer than you expect.

How long did you take Depo?

It seems as if the longer you’ve been taking the Depo shot, the longer it will take for you to get your period after you’ve stopped. Though most have reported it usually happens for them at around the 18 month mark. Before stopping this shot, always be sure to talk it over with your doctor, as he or she may have a better option for you or another way for you to regulate your cycles faster.

Take heed when taking Depo

Some women have stopped taking this shot for many years and are still unable to become pregnant. This mainly depends upon how this shot affects you and your body. But before beginning take the shots, you should always discuss all of the possible side effects with your OBGYN or general doctor, especially if you plan to become a mom in the not too distance future. It is not something they tell you when you are young and wanted to prevent unwanted pregnancies, that it may mess up your fertility in the long run. So look at your options, and make a wise choice.

Side effects

These shots can have varied side effects on different women, as it is always best to see how it will affect you. If you are unable to become pregnant after you’ve stopped the Depo shot, then you will need to speak with your doctor. There are many other options readily available for you to help you be able to conceive a beautiful baby like taking various fertility supplements to help kickstart your reproductive system, regulate your hormones and cycles, to get you back on track.

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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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  • Boitumelo

    I started using depo ds year june n i have 2go again dis month on the 10th but i cant how will it takeme 2 get pregnant

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  • NADIA

    WHY DO I HAVE TO RECIEVE MY PERIODS TWICE IN A MONTH AFTER STOPPING DEPO

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  • shonda

    Took the depo shot on 5/30/14 and did not go back in August. How long can it take to get pregnant. It was my first depo shot.

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  • Alex

    I have been on the shot for at least 6 months now, me and him don’t want to wait longer to start a family, My next shot is in two weeks one the 14th. and I was wondering how long it will take for me to get pregnant?

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  • dona

    can i go back and take a shot of my depo after i forgot it? my due was on october 9 and did not come back is it possible for me to continue again?

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  • Janet

    Hi! I was on the Depo for 4 years. It has been 2 years since I have been off the Depo! I been trying to conceive but no luck! I don’t know what to do! I want to get pregnant! I track my ovulation days and I still don’t get pregnant. What I can I do?

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  • gothic midget

    I have been on the depo for 6 yrs and been off it for 11 months as trying for another baby but im worried how long it could take as i still havent had a peruod can u help

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  • Cubangirl2015

    Hi I stopped my depo Vera about 3 months I’ve seen my period normal every month me and my husband want to have a baby I wonder how long will it take and if I should go back to the doctor and ask him?

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  • mummy14:)

    I had a baby 6 1/2 months ago, I then went on the pill tablets and my periods were coming when expected after my course was finished I went onto the depo and as soon as I had the inejection my period stopped, anyway three months on depo’s run out and still no period after not having any form or contraception for 2 weeks?

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