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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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  • Maria

    I stopped taking the depo cause i decided it was not for me. Had I of been informed of side effects and what exactly it did i would not have take it. Either way I stopped taking depo got a period that lasted 7 days on dec 21 and then spotted for almost a week in jan 11-18 on and off, not continuous. I am wondering if that was a period or could I possibly be pregnant. Yes I did have sex. And as of today I took a pregnancy test yesterday and came back negative? I am wondering should I wait to retest or should I get my period soon. …?

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  • nika boo

    Okay I been on birth control since October in did go get it this month cause I want a babu but I haven’t had a period since September 13 and I been spoting and weight gain in the the stomach

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  • Katrina

    I got the implant removed an a month later got the depo shot in November I had my 2nd shot the 1st week of November but I then found out on thanksgiving I was pregnant at 8 weeks I was having severe cramping throwing up very tired an in a lot if pain my doctor told me I had lost my baby : ( I would be around 13 weeks an still cant come to the realization I still feel pregnancy symptoms an my bellys popping out is this possible a home test now showed a negative as a week ago it’s now January 30th can I still be pregnant though? An also how long would it take to become pregnant again if I did lose my baby after the depo an everything ..it’s been very hard on me this would be my first child I hope I still do have my baby

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  • Tonya

    I Been On Depo For 9 Months And I Stopped Now Im Receiveinn Symptoms Like Im Pregnant As Im Reading That Is Usual And I Don’t Wanna Get Pregnant Is It Safe To Have Sex With My Mate WithOut Thinking Anything.

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  • Mariah b

    My last depo shot was oct 6 2013 I have had sex unprotected ever since nov 30 was my last period I didn’t have a period in dec. Then the 1st of January I had some spotting but then jan 24 I had a period could I be pregnant its light blood flow not heavy. Me and my boyfriend had sex on jan 30.

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  • Sara

    I missed my periods 11 days we planes baby and make love on our ovlution days my periods are regular average cycle is 30 but last week it’s 34 I test two pragnency test both are -ve I feel some time left leg pain and lower abdominal pain in left side what happens to me.

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  • Kaye

    I started taking the depo shot around 2009 I just Stop using it around 2012 I just had a regular period. December. 25, 13 I didn’t have a. Period. January 2014.and it’s now February 2 2014 still no. Peri
    od could I be pregnant. I also had unprotected sex the month of January 2014.

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  • Ebony IPhils Wrecclessgirl Lew

    Hello I started regulated menstrual cycles quickly after I was off of the shot. I have been off the shot for 9 months now. My last period was about 3 weeks ago. I came off of my last period then started spotting like 2.or 3 days after that. But I have been mildly spotting ever since. Does this mean I may possibly be pregnant??

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  • Mummybri

    Can you start taking fertility drugs strait after you stopped the depo jab

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  • Gina

    Hi I hope somebody can help me…
    I got my depo shot nov 2011 then i had no problem w/ my period regular then stop oct 2012 until now what u guys think is the cause? Hope somebody can help me

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  • eisha

    I HAD SEX ON THE DAY MY DEPO WAS DUE BUT DIDN’T GET THE SHOT BUT I WENT IN GOT IT THE NEXT DAY ARE THER ANU CHANCES ??? OR SHOULD I BE WORRIED??

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  • Penny

    Hello I went on the depo in May 2012 and my last shot was in June 2013 it’s now march well tomorrow 2014 and still no period. How long till it comes back and I still nurse my baby a little bit but my doctor said that shouldn’t keep it away and what should I do? We are ttc with no luck

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  • Vicky

    I got the depo shot in January and I’m do for the next one in April will it take long before I conceive

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  • Thanu

    I got my periods in jan 10 after dat I had yasmin21tab den after dat I dint get my periods In February .I dint miss any tab and feb25 I had spotting for 3days now it’s march6 no positive test or no periods pls help me

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  • jasmine

    Hi I had got 4 shots only when I was on depo and they say the shot last for 3 months so when I got off depo and started the pill I was only on the pill for two weeks and stopped but I haven’t had a period since November of last year and today IM spotting is there a possibility I may b pregnant

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  • Marlynn

    I took three shots of depo, I missed my shot on february 11th because I want to become pregnant. I started my period on march 12 and have been bleading heavily since. Does this mean when I stop bleeding and I have unprotected sex I will become pregnant?

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  • tyehll

    I haven’t had a menstrual in 6 years. I was on Depo for 3 years and the pill for 2 1/2 years. I stopped taking my pill a few months ago no period yet. I did have very light bleeding a week or so after I had unprotected sex and my partner ejaculated in me. Ive been having crazy pregnancy symptoms. I keep getting negative tests but im very in tuned with my body I know my gut is telling me something is going on. I know it may too early for my levels to register especially being on bc so long. but how do I determine when to take my test if I haven’t had a normal period? Should I just get a blood test or ultrasound?

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  • princess

    I have not gotten my depo shot since October my period came on in February but not March could I be pregnant

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  • Clueless123

    I’ve been on depo for 5 years, and was wondering how long would it take for me to get pregnant I been trying it’s been a 2 years now !!?

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  • India

    Hello my last depo injection was 9 montgs ago. Ive been on the mini pill since then but have been off that for over a month. I havent had any periods and i am not ovulating. Me abd my partner really want a child. When will i conceive i am so depressed.

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  • Faith

    I have been off the depo for a little over 2 years, I have been trying to get pregnant for 5 months and its not happening. Did taking the depo prevent me from having children.? For the 2 years I was on it I had my period every month, for the last 3 months of taking it I had my period nonstop and I was scared so I saw my dr and she switched me to the pill. I stopped taking the pill because it made me sick. Now that ive been off of it and want to get pregnant I cant…. what am I suppose to do…?

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  • anonomous_cookie22

    i got on depo shot a month after giving birth to my second child which was April of 2012. I last took the shot in January of 2013. I started back getting my cycle in November of 2013. My question is how long will it take for me to get pregnant again.

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  • VAlauren

    I have been off the depo for 7 months now. I began starting my period about 5 months agobut its irregular. I am wondering since Ican get my period does this mean I get pregnant because I have been trying for 2months. So can Iget pregnant and what should I do to up the chances?

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  • crystal

    I used depo for 2 years I havent had a shot in 3 months but suddenly I started gaining allot of weight my clothes dont fit and ive taken like 3 tests and they are negative what gives?

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  • lucieloo

    im 18 and have been on the depo shot since october 2013 i stopped getting the shot in april i had unprotected sex a few weeks after i havent had a period since could i be pregant,

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  • Moni

    I got my depo shot in January of 2014 & now its June of 2014 and i still havent got my period & ive been having pregnancy signs please help ! I’m not ready for a child yet.

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  • ciara

    If my last depo shot was march 14, 2014 is im pregnant???

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  • Keke

    I have gotten the depo shot 3 times. I didn’t get it when I was supposed to which was about three months ago and I still haven’t had a period, but my fiancé came in me. Is there a chance I could still get pregnant even though I haven’t had a period?

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  • Sherripooh01

    I went on depo shot on December 15 2012 i took it once . i decided not to take it again my peridos were all crazy I’ve wait 8 months and couldn’t get pregannt . so i went back on depo shot in December 5 2013 during shot i got mastitis in my right breast . breast clinic i went to they said that i shouldn’t take the depo shot because it was messing up my hormones . so i didn’t take my shot in march 5 2014 , so now I’ve been off of it for 4 months my periods are normal . and still cannot get pregnant , i keep track on my periods & ovations And me and my Husband would like to get pregnant. and mostly every time we have intimate i start to spot the next day

    thank you for your time to read my status
    Please help i would like some questions and answers to get pregnant

    Sherripooh01

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  • Shorty

    I WAS ON THE DEPO SHOT FOR 7 YEARS BUT NOW I HAVE BEEN OFF FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS N BEEN TRYING TO CONCEIVE FOR BOUT Type YEARS….. I still have not got pregnant yet….. PLEASE HELP ME…. IM REALLY TRYING TO HAVE TWINS..

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  • lay

    if I only had 2 depo shots and the second shot was on april 11 when does it run out cause Im trying to get pregnant asap

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  • Melissa David

    I had taken the depo shot for 3 years and I had taken my last one January 2013 and I still have not had a period but my doctors have checked and everything is fine how long could
    It take for me to start my period???

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  • Mkay

    I had taken 4 depo shots and was due in February to have my 5th shot, but every time I would get the shot I would bleed for 2 months, so I decided that I just wouldn’t get it! I had a normal period last month and now I’m 13 days late! I have taken a few at home pt’s but they all come back negative! Can you help?

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  • Pattie

    ok so i was on the depo for five years after my parents found out that i caught a STD from my first bf i have been off the depo for two in a half years and std free for five years and i was wondering how long will it take me to become pregnant me and my partner have been trying for the past two years after the depo.

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  • amanda

    Hi I was on the implon for 3 years and had ireguarl periods and then got on the depo shot for 3 years with no period how long untill I get my period back or do I even need it to come back to concive??

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  • Kinley

    I have been on the depo for almost 2 years now but I recently had a period in June prior to that I had been off the shot for 3 months and now I think I’m pregnant is it possible ?

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  • shay

    I WAS ON DEPO FOR 3 MONTHS I STARTED IN MARCH NOW ITS JULY I WAS SCHEDULE TO GO IN JUNE OR JULY. ME AND MY HUBBY BEEN HAVING UNPROTECTED SEX FOR 2 MONTHS NOW IS THERE A CHANCE I MIGHT BE PREGNANT

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  • shay

    PLEASE I NEED SOME ANSWERS I’M FREAKING OUT!!!!

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  • prettyre

    I miss my depo shot in march i havent had sex since then but on july 20 i did and my daughter father ejaculated in me and im going in august for my next shot.. can i get pregnant? How long does depo last in your system? So i havnt had a shot since december.

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  • prettyre

    I miss my depo shot in march i havent had sex since then but on july 20 i did and my daughter father ejaculated in me and im going in august for my next shot.. can i get pregnant? How long does depo last in your system? So i havnt had a shot since december but i had a period since december.

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  • Crystal Kl

    I got a question I was on deposhot for 3 years and I stopped I was suppose to get my shot on march but I changed my method to the pills so I can have a period and I did on may but how long will it take to get pregnant

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  • Crystal Kl

    And I talked to my planned parenthood doctor and they told me if I wanna get pregnant to start taking the pill so I could have a period and after I had a period to stop taking the pill to become pregnant

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  • chirstie1234

    I done depo 3 times and my last one was due March and I had unprotected sex the third of August I’m young and he said he could feel anything down there so he didn’t know if you came or not but it didn’t last long because I stopped after a few minutes after he told me he couldn’t feel anything. He was a virgin I wasn’t. I’m really scared I’m taking a pregnancy test this Friday. I haven’t had any of my peridos through all my shots I still don’t have it. So that what scares me. Help need advice

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  • KANDYB89

    I was on depo for about 8 or 9 years, i haven been off depo for 2 years. my last shot was may 1,2012 and i was suppose to go back in aug 1,2012 but i didnt. it now aug 8,2014 my cycle came back right after regular like clock work and me and my husband having been trying to have a baby for about a year now and still no luck. I am 25 hes 22 and ive been to the doctor and had an HSG test done everything was good. i dont know what else to do. PLEASE HELP ME

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  • Shaeerozay

    I been on depo since February 2013 . & I got my last shot February 2014 . I been trying to get pregnant & still haven’t got pregnant . My period came on in July 2014 & August 2014 regular cycle . Why haven’t I still got pregnant ? Is the depo still in my system even if I got my period?

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  • Shannon

    I’ve had to shot had to come off it as I got really bad pain that was in 2013 July and to this day I can’t get pregnant can u tell me why

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  • dawn

    I was on depo for nine months and just recently switched to the implant in my arm, now my husband wants to try and have a baby, but we have to take extra steps and use a donor bank. So I guess my question is how long should I wait after having depo to try and get pregnant. Ive also been told switching to the implant and taking out will make it much easier to get pregnant.

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  • dawn

    sometimes if you have a cyst that will register a negative result as well

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  • dan

    Hi, I had the depo injection in September 2013, I only had the one and never went back, both myself and my partner are wanting to start a family, just wanted some.information on how long it could possibly be in my system for and how long it could take to be out. My periods pretty much came back to normal straight away apart from this last month where I have come on twice. Any information would be a great help. Also I was on the contraceptive implant before then, could this affect this too? Thanks

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  • Chloe TeDeschi

    I CAME OFF THE DEPO INJECTION THE 29TH JUNE NOW ITS 30TH AUGUST, I HAVE HAD SEX WITH MY FIANCEE DURING THAT TIME I BLED FOR FEW WEEKS COS OF THE DEPO I HAVENT HAD PROPER PERIOD AT ALL. IM A MOM OF 1 TO A NEARLY 8 MONTH OLD BABY JAKE RILEY. ME AND MY FIANCEE WANT TO TRY FOR A BABY BUT HOW SOON CAN I GET PREGNANT, I HAVE TAKEN A CLEAR BLUE PREGNANCY THAT SHOWED NEGATIVE

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