07.11.2013

What are your chances of getting pregnant on birth control shot

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Women under 30 years old are incredibly fertile—their ability to get pregnant is at its peak. All reversible birth control methods will help prevent pregnancy while you’re using them, but none have long-lasting effects on your ability to get pregnant when you stop. Let’s look, for example, at how long it takes for women to get pregnant when they quit the Pill compared to when they quit non-hormonal fertility awareness methods (FAM, sometimes called natural family planning).
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But here comes the difficulty, because it is more long lasting than oral contraceptives it stays in your body for a longer period of time, and can potentially stall your pregnancy plans. How long it will take to get pregnant after taking Depo-Provera is not an easy question to answer as it depends on a myriad of different factors, but in general it varies from person to person. The official line is that it will take you around two years for your body to get back into a position where it has the same chance of getting pregnant as a woman who has never taken the drug. The time it would take for you to be able to conceive would depend on your body’s natural ability to adjust back to its normal ovulating state. I was on the depo for nearly 2 years and I had my last shot in January then decided to come off it as I wanted to try for a baby. It does take around 6-9 (sometimes more) for your body to readjust itself after your lat depo shot. Assuming typical male condom use by a heterosexual couple, the number of women projected to experience an unplanned pregnancy over a period of ten years is about 86 out of 100. For male condoms used on a ten-year timeline, the difference between pregnancy rates during perfect use (18%) and typical use (86%) is almost 70%. Used correctly and consistently, these contraceptive methods are projected to result in an unplanned pregnancy in just 3% of women over a ten year period. Over the same time period, that's lower than the projected rate of unplanned pregnancy in women who have been sterilized. Number 2 is that Trussell's original figures are estimates, made based on data collected from large populations.
Number 3 is that these estimates have been corrected for underreporting of abortion and over-reporting of contraceptive use, both of which occur, and neither of which is very well understood. That’s why women who use the Pill but accidentally forget to take it for a few days can get pregnant that month.
A big study of over 2,000 women who quit the Pill after using it for an average of seven years found that 21% were pregnant in one month and 79% were pregnant in a year.


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And we promise to respect your perspective, thoughts, insight, advice, humor, cheeky anecdotes, and tips. While some lucky women get pregnant within a month of stopping usage, most women take around 2 years for fertility to return. Whilst some women have claimed to get pregnant only a month after the drug’s three month viability period, others have had to wait up to three years before their bodies returned to their natural cycles. Clinically proven to dramatically increase your chances of conception and help you get pregnant fast from the very first use.
I got on the depo shot back in May and is due for another one come August 5th but will not get it. Reports say a lot of women take around 4-6 months to get their periods back after getting off Depo. That is why it is difficult to get pregnant immediately afterward and that is why you should think hard about what birth control is right for you.
The prescription will run out on your birth control and you'll miss a couple of days, lowering your body's guard against unwanted pregnancy. Few couples, if any, achieve flawless contraceptive use, especially over long time periods. We forget, misremember, and misuse, and so we see a projected rate of pregnancy (again, over 10 years) of not 3%, but 61%. Probabilities of pregnancy for most of the reviewed contraceptive methods were estimated based on data collected in the 1995 and 2002 National Surveys of Family Growth (NSFG), a nationally representative sample of users.
These numbers can't tell you with any certainty what your likelihood of an unwanted pregnancy is, because the only person who can say how consistent you are with your chosen method of birth control is you. Pregnancy rates based on the NSFG alone would tend to be too low because induced abortions (and contraceptive failures leading to induced abortions) are underreported but would tend to be too high because contraceptive failures leading to live births are overreported. In the NSFG and in most clinical trials, a woman is 'using' a contraceptive method if she considers herself to be using that method.
Women who stopped using FAM had very similar rates of pregnancy, with 20-25% pregnant in one month and 80% pregnant in a year. For some women who stop using the implant or the shot (Depo-Provera), it can take a few extra months to start normal menstrual cycles again.
Either way, no research has shown that this contraceptive agent makes women infertile, so getting pregnant is just a waiting game with you and your body.
It is also claimed that one shot of Depo-Provera can take just as long to recover from as two years continual dosage.
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What you can do is keep yourself healthy by eating right, exercising, avoiding tobacco and limiting alcohol.
With the exception of the ovulation method (perfect use 26%, typical use 94%), that's a bigger difference than any other contraceptive method. Unintended pregnancy rates of other methods were based on surveys and clinical investigations. In other words, women who quit the Pill get pregnant just as fast as other women, even if they’ve used the Pill for years. There may be a delay of up to two months after stopping the implant and up to six months after stopping the shot, but this varies from person to person, and most women get pregnant soon after stopping these methods. But we must ask that you cite your source if you want to challenge any scientific or technical information on Bedsider. Depo-Provera works by blocking the hormones that promote the growth of your uterine lining; thus preventing the natural course of a pregnancy through normal ovulation. The best way to get Depo off your system is to keep yourself healthy by eating right, exercising regularly and limiting alcohol, tobacco, caffeine and stress. You may also consider taking Fertibella as it works to stimulate ovulation by regulating hormones and normalizing your menstrual cycle. In other words: The longer you use a given contraceptive, the more opportunities there are for you to use it improperly or inconsistently.
The reason is that the least adherent users become pregnant, leaving behind a group that over time is less and less likely to fail. The longer a woman has an untreated STI like Chlamydia or Gonorrhea, the higher the chance that it will cause scarring in the tubes that connect her ovaries and uterus. And if you have an urgent medical question, please contact your doctor or a local health center. My husband and I talked and decided we wanted to have a baby, so I didn’t go back for my next shot. That scarring makes it difficult for an egg to travel the right direction, and hurts her chances of getting pregnant in the future. 2014, and taken 4 pregnancy tests that came back negative, but had very light spotting 2-3 weeks ago (only there when I wiped, and it was a rustic pink color).



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