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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  • Bernice Bekker

    I went on the 3 month injection after giving birth to my second baby on the 6th of August 2015 but then seemed to have problems,i menstruated continuously for 9 months so I decided to go and see a sister at a pharmacy,she gave me the option to go on the 2 month injection so I did and she also gave me thw pill to bring my menstruation back to the way it should me,i went back twice for the 2 month injection,i was supposed to got back for my injection on the 31st October 2016 but I didnt and yet I still haven’t had a normal period,for the past week I have had signs of brown discharge and a little blood but still no full period. Could I be pregnant? I have been experiencing light cramps,cravings and my breasts are tender. Please help,i need advice. .

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  • Karen Soto

    I had depo for 2 years, but it was different since i bleed for a whole year being on it, and then had to take the pill along with my depo for my bleeding to stop. So i’d still get my monthly period. Then i finally got off of it and my last shot was in january 2016. And i’ve had my periods so whats the chance i can get pregnant?

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  • Clare Barrow

    Hi I’m just wondering how long do I have to wait for my periods to come back after the first injection? I’m not trying to get pregnant, I just want my cycle back, because of the none stop bleeding all the time, it feels like I never I get a break with it at all.

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  • Sarah Devall

    I have been off of the depo injection for 4years and since tgen i have been trying to get pregnant how long dose it take for my bidy to go back to normal

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  • Vikki

    Hi I’ve been on the depo since 2014 I’ve missed my depo last week and had sex two days ago and I’m having simptoms like my boobs are hurting and my stomach is hard and bloated and having pains near the Virgina and going to the toilet more then normal I’ve had two children before but this one is different so could I be pregnant or not? Thanks x

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