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depo shot not losing weight? & bf as a bc?

Posted by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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So the depo shot makes you gain weight and is hard to lose weight on it? How does bf work as a bc? Who is using bf as bc?
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mamabens
by Miranda on Jan. 17, 2013 at 7:54 PM

The ONLY way bfing can be  used as a bc & be even slightly reliable is to nurse every 2 hrs during the day &  go no more than 3 or 4 hrs at night. No paci's no bottles & it's not reliable after 6 months when you start  solids. I knw nothing about the depo shot because I can't do hormonal bc.

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SalemWitchChild
by Bronze Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Depo is horrible BC. I blame 4 yrs of use on my fertility issues. There are 10 yrs between our two kids because of it. IMO you should get off it immediately.

Yes you will gain weight on it and won't be able to lose it while on the shot. It makes the uterus inhospitable for pregnancy.


  • First, it prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg, which is also known as ovulation.
  • Second, it thickens the cervical mucus which acts as a barrier preventing the sperm from reaching the egg.
  • Third, it changes the lining of the uterus preventing implantation. Ethical Consideration.

http://www.americanpregnancy.org/preventingpregnancy/depoprovera.html

melindabelcher
by mel on Jan. 17, 2013 at 7:58 PM
Lactation amenhorea method.
See if you meet the guidlines.
Ecological breastfeeding is more a child spacing thing then actual bc
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by Leslie on Jan. 17, 2013 at 8:08 PM
I gsined 30 lbs over a year on depo. Ot didn't matter what i ate or how active i was. I used bfing as birth control until last month (6 month pp) when aunt flo returned!
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JenniferMiller0
by Bronze Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:26 PM

I've actually lost weight while on the depo. I got the first shot in October and I was 166. I now weigh 159.

DragonMother10
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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I got the depo after having my son. I didn't lose or gain weight but I did lose a lot of hair. Thankfully I have a lot of thick hair, but it still freaked me out.
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