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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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  • Mimi K

    I have been off of depo for a little over 8 months. I have two small children already and I only did 2 rounds of depo after I had my youngest daughter. My partner and I are trying to conceive this will be our second cycle and we have been doing on fertile days as well as just a normal thing to do. how long does it generally take for someone that hasn’t taken depo that often.And my periods are normal they come every 28 days for 4 days they are never late etc.

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  • Yanna G Mahone

    Hey i got on depo last year then i stop then i got on it again this year in june and my period came on and i know bc i didnt have the cramps and pain and my period stayed on for a month but me and my boyfriend had sex without a condom and he did nut in me several times can i get pregnant

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  • amanda

    i have been on the Depo for 6 and half years and i dont know how long it would take to concieve

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  • Sarah Lambert

    I stopped taking the depo shot in the beginning of june. We are trying to conceive. How long will it take in order to become pregnant. I was on the shot for about two years.

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  • Arleata Frank

    I have a question so I was suppose to get my depo shot and I missed it on july 16,2015 is there a chance that I can get pregnant

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  • Namie

    Greetings Doc, I have recently had a baby 4 months back and before I left the hospital, I took the depo provera shot. I was suppose to take it again in June, but I didn’t, I was still bleeding heavily so I chose not to. I was expecting my period a week ago, could there be a possibility that I could be pregnant again? I’m really worried.

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  • dede

    I took the depo shot one time. I didn’t get the second one,because I had bad headache. My cycle spotted for two weeks. Is that normal.

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  • Janee

    I have been on the depo shot for 5 years off and on during the time I was off drop I used Seasonel birth control pills.The beginning of last year I got back on the depo shot.My last shot was in March 2015 and I missed my June appointment and my husband and I had unprotected sex a week ago.I been nauseous, throwing up,headaches,backpacking.Is it a possibility I could be pregnant or just side effects of coming off the shot? I’ve never been pregnant before so that’s why I asked.

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  • Kayla Jolynne Gast

    I’ve had the shot twice once back in February of 2015 and again in June of 2015 will it still take a year or longer??

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  • janet mensah

    I v been on the shot for 9month and i v stop taking it for about 4month it is now that i have had my mens can i get pregnant

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  • m

    I’ve had 2 depo shots, the last one was in nov 2014.. so I have been off for 9 months & periods are back to normal…does this mean I could get pregnant?

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  • Bethany Ward

    I took the shot for 4 1/2 years and never had a period while on it. I did have a normal period before that while I was on the pill. I’ve now been off of the depo for 20 months and still have not gotten my period back. I am currently on the pill. My husband I want to try to have a baby next year… Do I have to have my period back to conceive? I’m very concerned I may not the fertile anymore.

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  • Stephanie G

    I have been on the depo shot for about a year. My last shot was Feb 2015, I was supposed to have another one in May but decided not to go. I sometimes let my body take a break. The last time I did this I got my period about 1.5 months heavily. I was expecting the same thing to happen this time. However instead I feel completely exhausted, heartburn, sensitive to smell, completely nauseous, My breast are extremely tender and sore as well as almost twice the size and my belly is like bloated. I felt some light cramping and thought it must be my period coming. I have always had full periods, heavy for 7 days or longer. This time I only had 1 day and it was dark brown and then stopped but it was like 1 drop. I have 3 kids and I know what pregnancy feels like so I took a test and it came back negative. Can the effects of the progesterone mimic pregnancy symptoms? I went and saw my OB and he said if the urine test was negative, I’m not pregnant it’s just the progesterone hormone and he advised to get back on the shot right away but I’m not completely comfortable with that yet. Any suggestions?

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