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Getting pregnant after taking depo provera shot


I’ve been taking depo shots almost 1 and half year, (I took depo after my last pregnancy) and my last shot was in July 2021. We trying to get pregnant for a year now but there is still no results yet. My question is, how long should I wait? Is it normal after 1 year and still no result? If so, should I meet doctor to get it check?

P/S: before taking depo shots, i didn’t have any problem to get pregnant since my period and my ovulation is on scheduled.

18 Aug 2022


Answer from the Doctor
It depends on when your period comes back. Although Depo shot is supposed to last for 1 to 3 months, sometimes it can last much much longer. I do tell my patients who are on depo shot that there maybe a delay in return to fertility of up to 6 months to a year. So it depends on whether your periods have come back and how old are you. If your period has come back and it has been over 6 months, and you are over 36 years old, you should go and see a doctor. If your period has just come back for 1 or 2 months and you are under 36 years old, you can try for another 3 to 4 months and see if you get pregnant. I would really encourage you to go and see a doctor.

23 Sep 2022

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