Trying to Conceive After Depo Provera

Trying to Conceive After Depo Provera

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Depo is a fantastic option for women who are trying to avoid becoming pregnant. This long-term birth control option can make it easy for women to avoid a pregnancy for several months at a time. And, it is effective about 99% of the time. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

To take Depo, a woman must only receive four shots per year. This is a significant improvement when compared to the daily options that are out there. However, when a woman is ready to conceive, taking Depo could make that challenging. Here are some things to know on how to get pregnant fast after Depo.

When to Stop the Shots

The first thing you should consider when you are thinking about becoming pregnant is when to stop taking the shot. Since it is intended to last for several months at a time, you must stop taking it several months before you are ready to conceive.


In most instances, women should probably stop taking the shot a year before they are ready to conceive. However, since every woman is different, it could take longer than this timeframe for all of it to leave your system.

There Are Side Effects

You should also keep in mind that Depo will usually cause some side effects when you stop taking it. The most common issue is that women are not able to ovulate regularly. Since ovulation is necessary to conceive, this can make it extremely difficult for a woman to become pregnant.

There are lots of ways you can help with this situation and get your ovulation cycle back on track again, however. For example, taking care of your health by maintaining a healthy weight and living a healthy lifestyle are both very helpful. There are also over the counter supplements and prescriptions that you can take to help with the situation as well.

In addition to these items, make sure you are tracking your ovulation cycle. This is something you can do with an ovulation predictor kit or a basal thermometer. Both of these items are tools that you will use every day to see if you are ovulating. Knowing when you are ovulating will help you have the best chance of conceiving after Depo.

For the most part, you will simply need to be patient when you are waiting to get pregnant after Depo. Talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have and seek fertility assistance after you’ve been trying for over a year. Your doctor will be able to help you determine other items that may be causing you to have issues with becoming pregnant.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).