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CAN YOU GET PREGNANT SOON AFTER DEPO CESSATION?

By Anonymous January 27, 2010 - 6:49am
 
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I JUST STOPPED TAKING DEPO PROVERA. IT'S BEEN TWO WEEKS SINCE MY LAST SHOT EXPIRED. I'VE HAD UNPROTECTED SEX SINCE THEN AND I ALSO HAVEN'T HAD A CYCLE YET. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT IT'S JUST NOT TIME YET FOR A PERIOD OR COULD I HAVE GOTTEN PREGNANT ALREADY?

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Dear Anon,

On average, it takes approximately 9-10 months after the last injection to get pregnant. Now, this doesn't mean that a month or two from now you might not get pregnant-- it is just an average. If it has been two weeks since your last shot expired, give it another 2 weeks to test in order to give your ovaries a change to restore their proper function. If you don't want to wait, go ahead and take an at home pregnancy test. They are highly accurate when done correctly and will give you peace of mind as well as encourage you to get early prenatal care.

Good luck, I hope you get that positive you're looking for soon!

http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/women/contraceptive/043.html

January 28, 2010 - 6:13am
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