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Getting pregnant on Depo Provera shot?

Ive had 2 people tell me they got pregnant on the shot. But theyre the type of people who like to make up stuff... Well im on the shot and i want another baby within the next year. My daughter is 5 months on sunday. But ive heard the longer you take the shot the harder it is to get pregnant. How many people have really gotten pregnant while on the shot?

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Asked by babygurl827 at 5:59 PM on Jun. 11, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • it took me a year and a half after being off the shot to get pregnant... i only got 1 shot too. I would say if you want another baby get off the shot now..... personally

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 6:05 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • The local news did a story here about some women getting pregnant on the shot, there were some women who had the birth control that was actually inside them and got pregnant. So I guess it is possible, nothing is 100%! Good luck!

    Answer by shiningstar790 at 6:43 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • With my first pregnancy I had went to planned parenthood to get the depo, and they gave me a pg test and it came back negative. Well during those few months I was pretty much non stop throwing up, and really bad cramps. Well I went to the ER one night and they did an ultrasound and I was 14weeks. Turns out I had a false negative. Dr said I was lucky to have a healthy pregnanct because of the depo. So I got pregnant right before I got on the depo, I've never really heard of anyone getting pregnant on it. But if you are ttc I would get off as soon as possible it can take a while to get pregnant. GL

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:58 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • I was on the shot since dec 2004 I never missed once and I am 8 months pg now. I got pg in november on the shot.... but I also had some dental work done around that same time the medicine they gave me couldve killed my shot.

    Answer by ggiovanni at 7:24 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • It is probably possible if you have taken some other kind of medication that can interact with your depo shot. I was on the shot for 6 or 7 years and it took us over a year to get pregnant. I would get off the shot as soon as possible. I will never take it again. I would get on the patch or just the pill. If you want to get pregnant again soon, then just take the pill. Good luck.

    Answer by moviemom22 at 10:31 AM on Jun. 12, 2009

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