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I used to take Depo Provera{pregnancy prevention injection} from year 2008 for a year and a half then i switched to the use of a Nordette pill for 6 months now we want another baby but we are failing do you think this contraceptives are the ones that causes this problem of failing to get pregnant and what can we do to get back on track?

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Asked by liciousMoatshe at 5:18 AM on May. 19, 2011 in Trying to Conceive

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  • I don't think depo is the problem because my cousin was a depo girl for a lot longer than you listed and while she had one miscarriage she also had three successful pregnancies in 4 years.

    Answer by Octobersmom at 5:58 AM on May. 19, 2011

  • Are you having regular periods? Same amount of time between day 1 of period to next day 1? If so, that means that you are ovulating and it may just be that you aren't having sex at the right time...or it could be that his sperm isn't motile enough.

    Start tracking (Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler is a great reference on how to). This will tell you when you are ovulating and that is the best time to have sex. If after you have tried for a year and are still not getting pregnant, then call the doctor.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 8:44 AM on May. 19, 2011

  • If you are having regular periods then you just haven't timed it right and you need to keep practicing, which is the best part. Also if you were irregular BEFORE you started the BC, you will still be irregular afterwards

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:06 AM on May. 19, 2011

  • It's a known side effect of depo to have a delayed return of fertility for up to 18 months.

    I suggest charting. Get the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler, it will teach you how (you can even find it at the library, so it's free!). Figure out if you are ovulating or not. If you are not ovulating, take a B complex vitamin (contraceptives increase your need for B vitamins, which play a significant role in regulating fertility) and vitex (chasteberry). These are easily available at healthfood stores.

    baby dust!


    Answer by Ati_13 at 9:13 AM on May. 19, 2011

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