Getting pregnant after the Depo Vera needle??

Megan - posted on 02/02/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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How long did it take you to fall pregnant after stopping the needle?

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Qwai - posted on 06/24/2014

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i've been on the depo needle for a 9 months now. the third needle is coming to an end. when it comes to an end i start to bleed flat out, like non stop. i had unprotected sex twice. and now i'm not bleeding or anything. what are the chances that i could be pregnant???

Phelissa - posted on 02/06/2010

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Bascially it depends on your body...With mine i was on the depo for 10 years and about 3mths of getting off i was pregnant and i wasnt trying. From being on the depo so long it was taking calcium from my bones so i had to get off.

Alexandria - posted on 02/05/2010

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Megan if i were you i would stop taking it NOW, it seems that everyone i talk to has had problems getting pregnant after coming off the shot and if you fall pregnant right away at least you will have kids close in age lol, but if it takes a really long time maybe it is best to stop now. I know i was told the longer you are on it the harder it can be so that last shot could effect that as well. I agree with Bianca it is very very bad and i NEVER would of taken it either if i knew that it can take that long to get pregnant after .... i hope things go well for you and that you dont have to wait a real long time to get the baby you desire!

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Habibe - posted on 10/20/2010

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i stop getting the depo and fall pregnant 3 months later and i was on the depo for 2 years

Angel - posted on 03/15/2010

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I made the switch from Depo to the Pill before my Depo was even due. I switched sometime in Feb or March of 09 and ended up pregnant not very long after. My daughter was born December of 09.

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Let's just say.... I wanted (and tried for) about a 4.5 year gap between my twins and my 3rd child. There is a 6.25 year age difference. It would've been close to the 4.5 year gap if I hadn't lost the first pregnancy. Then I lost a second one almost exactly a year after losing the first... both early first trimester losses.



I was off of depo and on the pill for about 6 months before going completely off of birth control. Didn't have any type of period until about 2 weeks after stopping the pill. I stopped the depo around Oct 2004 and my son was born March 27, 2008.

Angela - posted on 03/12/2010

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hi after i had my daughter i went an the needle n after 5 months i decided to stop it cause we wanted another baby soon as i came off it i had a period for 9 months then ad a misscarge then fell pregnant 2 months later then wen i ad my little girl i went bac on the needle cause i thought i didnt want any more now we do i came off the needle last july n still nothing but my periods are realy messed up 1 minute im on the next nothin

Iridescent - posted on 02/06/2010

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I got pregnant while I was still on it (about a month after getting the most recent one) and it never did slow my periods at all. Lovely.

Megan - posted on 02/05/2010

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Im still getting my period but like what Cheryl said its not a "normal" period. Im thinking about not having my next needle my son is 10 months old so he will be nearly two when the baby is born if Im lucky enough to fall pregnant soon after but if it takes until the end of the year he will me 2 and a bit, so I think Ill be happy with that. Hopefully it doesnt take too much longer than that. Thankyou everyone for your help its much appreciated!!

Cheryl - posted on 02/05/2010

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I was on the depo for almost 5 years, never missed a shot and I got pregnant before i even was due for another shot. Im also aware that most women dont get their periods while on depo but I never stopped getting mine although it was definately not what I would consider a "normal" period.

Megan - posted on 02/04/2010

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It seems like the common thread that it took years to fall pregnant again. I would never have gone on it with knowing this information. I hope that it doesnt take me that long to get pregnant. I really want my kids close together in age!!

Kassia - posted on 02/04/2010

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I was on depo for three years and it was two years after I stopped it that I got pregnant. But every woman is different.

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Depo is bad very very bad my fertility specialist says it should not be given to woman of child bearing age it took us 3 years 2 miscarriages to concieve my daughter and i still needed fertility drugs to help concieve..

Megan - posted on 02/02/2010

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Ive been on the shot for almost a year now....We were planning on having one more shot then trying. We were hoping to have a little over a two year gap between children. I didnt realise it would take that long.

Alexandria - posted on 02/02/2010

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i was on the shot for not quite a year and it took me almost excatly 2 years from the day my last shot ran out until i conceived. I will NEVER go on the shot again, i was not told it will take that long and i did not know it would screw up my system like it did. Hope you have better luck than i did cause it turely was a painful 2 years!!!

Brittany - posted on 02/02/2010

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I was on depo for 2 years and missed my appointed and never made anohter one I literally got pregnant that following month. Me and my boyfriend wasn't planning on having any children but surprise. We definitely are glad we had our daughter. But the weird thing was I never had a period so I never knew I was pregnant till I was about 9 weeks and my boyfriend is the one that told me to go take the test because my boos were getting a little big! How odd was that! LOL

Sarah - posted on 02/02/2010

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I was on Depo for 6 years and stopped in November and didn;t get pregnant until June, but I got my first period in May

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Took me a year to get pregnant after coming off it with my third son, it took 9 months just for my periods to come back. I had the same thing trying to get pregnant this time took just over a year.

Jodie - posted on 02/02/2010

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i was on the depo for about 18months it took me 8 months to get pregnant after i came off of it!! I had twins that time though lol

Micah - posted on 02/02/2010

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hi i was on the depo for a year when i finally come off the depo i didnt have a period for two years when my body finally come back to normal it took about 6months x

Rebecca - posted on 02/02/2010

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We were not trying to get pregnant but I stopped taking Depo in Feb. of 04 and became pregnant in Oct. of 04. I heard it can take between 1-2 yrs for your body to get back in normal routine after being on the shot depending on how long you were on Depo.

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