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Could i get pregnant if i miss a Depo shot? If I could how long would I have to wait to get pregnant?

By Anonymous September 15, 2011 - 10:33am
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post!

Anytime you miss or stop taking birth control, you may get pregnant.

As to how long it may take to get pregnant now? According to Drugs.com

"Return of Fertility

Return to ovulation and fertility is likely to be delayed after stopping Depo-Provera CI. In a large US study of women who discontinued use of Depo-Provera CI to become pregnant, data are available for 61% of them. Of the 188 women who discontinued the study to become pregnant, 114 became pregnant. Based on Life-Table analysis of these data, it is expected that 68% of women who do become pregnant may conceive within 12 months, 83% may conceive within 15 months, and 93% may conceive within 18 months from the last injection. The median time to conception for those who do conceive is 10 months following the last injection with a range of 4 to 31 months, and is unrelated to the duration of use. No data are available for 39% of the patients who discontinued Depo-Provera CI to become pregnant and who were lost to follow-up or changed their mind."

I hope this helps and thanks for writing!

September 15, 2011 - 10:45am
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