Choosing the depo shot as birth control is your own personal decision, and every woman uses something different. However, the progesterone is so strong within the shots that you will not get pregnant as soon as the shot wears off. Timescales for this are different for every woman, but it is recommended that you do not expect to get pregnant in the first year after your depo shot. Our bodies have to come back to the natural balances of hormones before we are able to get pregnant. The simple answer is that it is going to take a long time for you to get pregnant after the shot, and that you shouldn’t expect pregnancy within the first 12 months.
After your depo shot you will notice a difference in your hormones. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re pregnant, and you should be aware that it is going to take a few months for your monthly hormones to balance and work with one another again. When the natural balance has returned and your monthly cycle is getting back to normal, you can then start looking out for any signs of pregnancy.
It is going to be a long process that you should be prepared to be patient for. Work with your body to ensure that the process can be swift and painless. You can do this by not trying to force pregnancy by taking any other medications as your body isn’t going to be ready for it. Waiting for it to happen naturally is the best and safest way, and good things come to those who wait!
Hi, I was on d depo injection for nearly two years and then me and my boyfriend decided too try for a baby. I came off the shot in december and went straight onto the pill for three months too regulate my periods, I got pregnant in july!! I used too read all these peoples comments saying how they were trying too get pregnant for so long and I thought it would be the same for me, so don't worry if it is taking a while it will happen!!
Be patient, don't get stressed, then it will come before you know it, I was on depo for 1 and half year and I got pregnant within 3month because I wasnt stressed, I was happy and my partner is too doing like we normal do everyday and we got pregnant... Due november 10 :)
Hey ladies I'm here to let all of you know that you can become pregnant very soon after one depo injection..I had my first and last shot Jun 5th (decided to stay off because the symptoms were just as bad as pregnancy & the shot has bad side affects in the long run..I wouldnt recommend anyone to it) but anyways I was supposed return for my next shot between the last week of August to sept. 3rd but my husband and I decided we wanted to ttc I got my period within the same month on the 21st so to flush my system I drank a bunch of water. My husband I and started trying in October for our baby but nothing my period just came a day late the 22nd so in Nov. Of course we were still trying and within that month I started feeling the "depo symptoms again"..thats what I was told from the ppl at planned parenthood I explained to this lady I had what I knew was implantation bleeding my boobs were sore, bad headaches, different appeite's and extremely moody sounds like pms but the implantation bleeding came 2 days (on the 20th) before my expected period and was very lite and last for only 3 1/2 days which is rare for me I'm usually more like 4 or 5 days long and not so lite but I guess planned parenthood only said that because I tested negative but I knew I was pregnant because I'm pretty in tune with my body Ive been pregnant before and miscarried...but anyways it is now Dec. And the symptoms only became worse I have Extremely bad headaches, really sore/swollen boobies no period, pissing every 5 mins and eatting whatever I can get my hands on, a lil sickness here and there but no vomitting yet with 2 +'s and a comfirmed 2 1/2 months from my doc
p.s ladies it may sound tiring but me and my husband were having sex almost everyday sometimes twice off my period days the only reason why we did it so much was because I couldnt tell if I was ovulating or not because the cervical mucus was so thick and not slippery as described but goodluck too you all and lotss of baby dust******(:
Ok, so I'm going to tell you what my doctors told me basically depo is designed to release progesterone which makes your body believe it is pregnant it releases this hormone to make your body think this to prevent pregnancy because when your body believes its pregnant it can not get pregnant again, however after the depo shot no matter how many you have had because all women are different it may take anywhere from 6-18 months after you stop depo to go back to normal. For many women the depo shot can cause weight gain, nausea, and severe mood swings sometimes cramping, fatigue and symptoms that you may have when you become pregnant or are about to start your period. Many women get confused and some even scared due to this factor. To answer one of the posts that I read above your doctor may prescribe birth control pills to try to get your hormones back on track but after trying for soo long to get pregnant he/she may prescribe you chlomid it is a fertility drug that helps your body prepare for pregnancy. I also recommend that you try Vitex chasteberry that can be found in any health store where they sell vitamins, b-12 is helpfull in preparing for pregnancy also, and b-6 shots help big time and it is also good for skin, hair, and nails. If you really want to get pregnant right away ask your doctor for a progesterone only type of birth control I suggest Implanon its about the size of a match stick and the doctor inserts it into your arm using a little needle after numbing the area you can hardly feel it, my personal experience after having been on it for 2 years I had it removed and became pregnant about a week later my boyfriend and I split up after I found out he was cheating and he wasn't very supportive anyway so decided to have a M.A though I wish I hadn't because I was soo in love with him but either way I believe that it is not a good idea to bring an innocent child into the world when the parents are going to be arguing or when the father decided from tha gate not to be there. I hope that my advice helps at least one of you, I speak from personal experience as when my first son was born I had all high risk specialty doctors that attended to me during my pregnancy. Wish you all the best of luck hope to hear you guys got pregnant soon
Hi the one shot and only shot I had gotten was may 22,2009, well I was supposed to take my 2nd shot but never did and never will. It is march 10th,2010 and we are still trying for our 2nd child. I never took the depo with my son. We are really wanting another baby so badly. I wish I never took it. I am going to schedual an appointment to see if birth control PILLS will help get my normal period back and get pregnant faster if I stop taking it. I heard from soooo many ppl that they took depo and got off and got on the pills and stopped taking them for 2 weeks and got pregnant and got a regular period back. So I'm gonan try it and I hope yall try it too but ask your doctor about it
It should take 3-9 months to get pregnant after being on the depo shot
I was on the shot for a little over a year and went off of it in January, I still havent gotten a "real" period I just spot a little-heavy for a few days...and I'm not prego either...the depo seriously messed up my cycles...and it gave me the worst hormones...not a fan!!
I had the depo shot in march and since then till now I have been bleeding on and of I have also had unprotected sex took pregnancy test but it came back negative is there a chance I can be pregnant or become pregnant??
I am experiencing the same thing. Except I took a HPT and it came out as a faint positive twice. But when I went to the doctor, it was a negative. So I don't know what's going on. But I've been off the depo since november 17. I got it on august 26. I'm never going to get another one because I never got my period on it and that's not normal or hygienic. I'm going to wait a week or two and then go get an ultra sound. The doctor said that my stomach feels "full" and that it sounds like there's a lot of movement. So I'm thinking there may be a good chance that I am pregnant, so I'm on prenatal care just in case.
Took me 1 year after 1 shot of depo you get fake pregnancy symptoms after depo ! You will totally no the diffrence when you finally get pregnant .
Good luck =]
Go and have a blood test done. My wife and I were trying for a while and she had several negative tests and then she had a blood test done.
My depo was late by about 4day went to the doctors and they had to do a test but it was negative so they gave me the depo is there a chance I might be pregnant
My first depo shot was around August 10 2009. I was suppose to recieve another shot on december 9 2010 but I didnt every since than I have been having unprotected sex could I be pregnant?
I really need help.. I got the depo shot Jan.27 but now I really want to get pregnant. It was my first depo ever. I spot on & off. So how long after my due date to get another one do I have to wait so I can get pregnant !
Hi I am 22 and have had a child nearly four years ago. Now I have come off the depo which April so ended in June. I started my period 12 weeks after my depo ended everything has gone back to normal, but am trying for another one what are my chances to get pregnant and how long? This month my period is 2 days late could I be pregnant? I normal have symptoms before I start my period but ant had any. Please can you help? Debora.
I got my first shot on October 5th of 09 had a period that month but. Then not in Nov or now Dec read a lot of bad things after getting on this depo shot so have decided I won't go on the 22nd for my 2nd shot but wonder if I could get pregnant if my periods resume in Dec or Jan I am not even sure if I'm not they Wong give me a blood test three weeks after my shot my husband did the no no and Tue end of Nov I felt sick and pregnant what are my chances of being or getting pregnant please help
I had sex a month after getting depo now I'm having pregnancy symptoms this is my first time using depo ever
I got pregnant 3 weeks after the depo shot and had my son, but this was years ago. I am now off the depo shot and tring again but its been months and have had no luck . . . . And no period . .
Ive been on depo for 12months and bled here and there and now that ive been off it for almost a month ive just got my first real period, how long will it take for to fall pregnant?
Ive been on the depo for 9 yrs and desided to go off. I got my last shot in june, and was due sept to get my next...ive been having swollen and heavy breast, with nausia, and loss of appite for my favorite foods...could I be pregnant
My last depo was due in october of 09 and I missed it, it is now january 12th, is it a possibility that I could get pregnant? Because I've heard a lot of different answers on how long it could take...I have not have a period since I started the depo in feb of 2009 and have been off the depo for 3 months and 2 weeks. What is going on?
Hi there I've had 1 depo shot in march 2009 which wood have covered me until may ive a had normal period since then. Me and my husband have been trying for a baby since august 2009 had still had no luck. Some websites say up to 12 months other websites say 6 months and go to docs for hormone tablets. Am confused someone please help I want a child so much
I had my fist depo shot on may 28 and after 3 months one more then I never go back to have again trying to get progeny how long it take me
I was on the shot for 2 yrs now I want a baby. My last shot was a year ago. So when will it happen. Please help
I started taking the depo on the 26 of june 2010 and had sex on the ending of june can I get pregnant?
I took depo one time && the next day or so I vomitted and felt sick to my stomach!! It was the worse I've ever felt . Since then I refuse to go bak it hasnt been that long ago but I want a child so badly.the same fallowing day of getting the shot me & my boyfriend had sex & he injected in me..could I be pregnant?? Plz help me out!
In 2004 I had a miscarriage then about a month later I fell pregnant again but ended up with an eptopic pregnancy which resulted in my left tube been took out, so I decided to go on to the depo shot but like a lot of people I wasnt told by my doc the side effects, me and my partner have decided we want to try for a baby, I have been on the depo for 5years constant, like most women have it every 12 weeks I had it every 10 weeks to cut the bleeding off that I would have towards the end of the shot, I had my last shot may 2009 which run out the end of july, I started my period back by september we have been trying for a baby since then but still have no luck, I know it could take up to 2years but I just wondered if anyone knows how id stand about becoming pregnant with all the stuff I have gone through, having a baby would mean the world to me, any advice would be greatful
Hey ive had one shot of the depo due to have my second july the 13th 2010 but we really want to try for children now and I want to know how long it will take for this to happen for us as I don't think I could cope with the pain every month of not being successful with it can anyone help with this question please
I been off the depo shot since February of 09! I haven't had a cycle yet!! I can get pregnant? I been on depo off and on for 3years!! February was first time I toke the spot in a year before that I haven't had a period for a whole year!! My doctor said that's normal! Can I get pregnant?? Should I look for a new doctor?
I have had 4 of the depo shots and my 5th one was due june 12, I have had a period everyday. Then 2 weeks ago I stopped. Ive been feeling pregnet is that normal.
I was on the shot after I had my daughter in 08 and I stop in sept of 09 how long will it take to get pregnant I have 3 other kids you would think this would be easy
The shot on august 2009, and have been trying ever since to have a baby. It's been almost a year. And I don't have regular periods they go off and on, I've had a m/c. And have been moody a lot! So it depend who you are!
I was on the depo shot for 4years been off it 9mths now had my first period last week bled for 5days not seen anything since I really want another baby plz someone help me what can I do????
So did you find out if you where pregnant?
I took the shot one time. And during it basically the whole time I bled. When I got off of it I stopped bleeding a week or so and now I've been bleeding like 5 weeks. I'm trying for a baby, really bad....
I took one depo in april 2008 and resumed my periods in October 2008 and up to now am not pregnant is this a side effect of depo? Please help coz a want achild.
I am like so scared no lie someone please tell me. I want a baby. My doctor told me that I should get the shot since I had to get a D & C bc I m/c and now I'm afraid that wont be able to get preg easily. I wasnt told ne thing at all when I went to get the shot. Since its my first shot do I still have a chance to get preg after my shot? I want one so bad.
I miss my depo shots two days ago can I get pregnant soon