It's time for another reader's email. Kayley, a subscriber to my weekly contraception newsletter, emailed me wanting to know the following:
I have been on the Depo Provera shot now for almost a year, and I am due to have another shot next month. But, my husband and I have decided to start trying for a baby (yay!) I heard that this may be a problem for Depo users -- any advice on how long it could take for me to get pregnant?
It is important to plan ahead when using Depo Provera since each shot is given at three-month intervals. Kayley may not want to hear this, but you should have probably stopped using Depo Provera at least a year before you†wish to conceive.† Although it is possible for fertility to resume once your last Depo shot has worn off, most women report an average of 9 to 10 months to regain fertility and begin ovulating after receiving the last shot.
- What to Expect During the First Year of Depo Provera Use
- Common Depo Provera Side Effects
- Will My Depo Bleeeding Ever†Stop?
- FDA Depo Provera Black Box Warning
- Please Share: Why Did You Choose the Depo Shot?
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