How long will it take to get Pregnant after stopping Depo?

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The Depo Provera birth control shot is a great option for many women. It is a way of preventing pregnancy that women only have to worry about four times a year, every three months. The Depo Provera shot is also very effective, since there is almost no room for error, as the shot is given in a doctor’s office.

However, many women are concerned about how long it will take for them to get pregnant after stopping the Depo Provera birth control shot. Since the Depo shot is designed to last up to 3-4 months in a woman’s body, it does take quite awhile for the hormones from the shot to leave the body.

depo-shot-is-a-way-of-preventing-pregnancy-that-women-only-have-to-worry-about-four-times-a-yearSome women report it taking them up to one year, maybe even a little longer, to get pregnant after stopping the Depo Provera shot. Also, many women find that their menstrual cycles and ovulation cycles are out of whack after stopping the Depo shot, and this can take some time to regulate.

It is important that if you are on the Depo Provera shot and you wish to get pregnant, that you try to plan ahead so that you can stop your injections and give your body enough time to regulate itself before getting pregnant.

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Dr. Karen Leham, MD

Dr. Karen Leham is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocronology and Infertility. Dr. Leham completed her residency at Loyola University, followed by a fellowship at UCLA.