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okay so im 18 and married but im on the Depo-Provera shot. i think that i might be pregnate is that possible?
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replied January 7th, 2009
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Not a chance...
I was told by my OBGYN that it takes aprox. 1 yr. for depo to get out of your system so that you can become pregnant..but in between its rarely to become pregnant and if you are, after the first two weeks it will abort it cause thats what that shot does. Trust me I talked to the doc about it.
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replied September 24th, 2011
I know I am so late but this is not true. So many people have been on the shot not knowing they were pregnant and had healthy babies. Some babies will have low birth weights but the shot will not just ABORT the baby. Your doctor should read up on things or not be a doctor....no disrespect but all of this information is completely false.
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replied November 23rd, 2011
Depo - Pregnancy
ACTUALLY, coming off ANY birth control is dangerous. If you decide you want to quit your birth control, ESPECIALLY Depo, your hormones rage and you have a higher risk of becoming pregnant. You have more of a chance of becoming pregnant coming off birth control, than not even being on birth control to begin with. Statistics prove this theory. For myself, statistics didn't prove this... My own experience of getting pregnant coming off Depo is what proved it to me!
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replied September 21st, 2012
heyy my name is star and im 22 year old.im going through the same thing and i only had (2shots)only been on it for 6 months.i was suppose to go get my third shot in march but never went back.i have all the pregnacy signs.i just need someanswer
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replied October 10th, 2012
how long were you off the shot before becoming pregnant? I havent had my shot since April and been experiencing tense nipples, cramping, major headaches etc..purchase a $1 test and it said i was not pregnant.? what is your opinion
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replied November 28th, 2012
Well, it is possible to get pregnant coming right off of birth control, but it is rare to an extent. Usually if you have been on birth control for a year or more, it takes about 6-12 months to get pregnant. Usually. But it is possible, just sort of rare.
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replied October 12th, 2013
Question, Ive been on the depo for almost a year, but Ive missed one Appointment, a while ago, and it took me a few months to get back on it, but Im due for another shot, and I missed my appointment, and I usually bleed a few days before Im due for another shot, or a few days after, and its been almost two weeks and I still havent bled, Ive only gotten the shot 3 times, and Im worried either there is something wrong, or am I pregnant? my boyfriend seems to think Iam, and wants me to take the morning after pill, but I dont wanna have to, If i dont need to. I dont feel prego, Ive just noticed that Im not bleeding, and Its kinda freaking me out, My tummy has gotten bigger, and its hard, I have the urge to go pee all the time, but I dont have sore breast, and I dont have morning sickness, how ever my lower back does hurt? does anyone know what this means? Ive done research but I cant find anything about not bleeding while stopping depo. or while its wearing off. I believe in my heart that If I take a prego test its going to be negative, I know my body is doing something strange it just doesnt feel like Im pregnant. So is this normal what should I do?
I know that it usually takes a while to get prego while on the depo but Im stopping it because of the weight gain mostly and I need to let my body do its own thing.
is there any chance I could be pregnant? I dont use protection because they say Depo is Effective. Ive been with the same partner for Two years. Im only 19.

I have no one to go to about this, I missed my Doctors appointment, and I dont have a regular doctor. So Im trying to hopfully get some advice, or answers.
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replied May 27th, 2012
Nah. Don't trust you. My Aunt got pregnant with BOTH of her children while on the Depo-Provera Shot. Both children were born healthy & normal. She had been on the Depo shot with the first pregnancy for 1 & 1/2 years. Her first daughter is now 4. Her second daughter will be 2 next month.
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replied September 27th, 2012
It's not true that you have to wait at least a year after depo
That's not true at all! I got pregnant with my third son after having been on the shot for over 2years and having been taken off for only like 4 months! The hump that took me off the shot didn't know me or my history and told me the same thing; that at the LeASt it would take a year before I could get pregnant!
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replied November 28th, 2012
Actually, it takes 6-12 months if you've been on the shot for over a year to get pregnant. It is completely impossible for the baby to be aborted while taking the Depo-Provera Injection because it is a hormone. It cannot harm the baby in any way because what the shot does, is that it tries and almost always stops the egg from being fertilized. It does nothing to the fetus after it has been fertilized. Whatever OBGYN you are seeing is new or isn't telling you the truth. It's basic science, even for Physicians.
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replied August 18th, 2013
my fianc's mother got pregnant with his sister while on the shot. it is possible.
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replied January 8th, 2009
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Are you keeping up on your shots? If so, it would be unlikely you are pregnant - but no birth control is 100% and you could, rarely, get pregnant.

The previous posters idea that in about 2 weeks the pregnancy will abort is wrong. You can have a healthy pregnancy conceived while on birth control. Depo does not cause miscarriage.
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replied October 11th, 2011
Yeah, so your more then wrong. 3 years ago my sister got on the Depo shot. A few weeks later, she went to the doctor because of pain, found out she was pregnant while still on the shot, the shot caused her to have a miscarriage, so yes it IS possible to have a miscarriage while on it, she was TOLD it was the shot that caused it. Get the facts straight before you tell people you can't.
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replied June 2nd, 2013
Just to be informative... Depo Provera performs 2 actions to prevent pregnancy. It first attempts to prevent ovulation. Just in case this does not work, it then makes it very difficult for the fertilized egg to attach to the uterus (which sometimes happens normally without birth control, but would never be regarded a miscarriage). If that action fails, you are pregnant. This is where it gets tricky. At this point, you may not realize you are pregnant and if you are on time for your next shot, your doc won't test you.

Every drug has a risk factor for pregnancy: ie- pregnant women may take Tylenol, but should not take Motrin. Being that depo messes with your reproductive hormones, it's risk factor is high, and if already pregnant while receiving the the shot, it may cause harm or, in extreme cases, a miscarriage. However, it would never be prescribed to a patient wishing for abortion, because it's effectiveness for that would be no more than a maybe. It is not designed to cause abortion.

Another thing to consider, those who say they miscarried on depo- not knowing you are pregnant may lead you to do things you may take care not to do if you did know you were pregnant, including, but not limited to, things like drinking alcohol, taking certain medication, riding roller coasters, excessive exercise, over exerting in other ways, not receiving proper prenatal care which may leave an unknown pregnancy disease undiagnosed, not getting Rogan if you have a negative rh... all things that MAY lead to a miscarriage... you can't just blame getting another shot.

Also, no birth control is 100% effective... and then only its claimed effectiveness if used 100% correctly- this may even include checking for drug interactions with any med or supplement you may take. That being said, everyone is different. Depos effectiveness is only intended to last for 3 months- you MAY become pregnant immediately following. However, with this particular bc, most women take up to 8 months after to fully gain back fertility. Talk to your doctor's. Read your packets.

Also, be aware that preventing implantation is not an abortion. Some religious arguments will say otherwise, but this is regarding the fact that we don't know when the soul enters the fertilized egg. Scientifically, however, not an abortion because it was never given viability. And also, if you believe this is an abortion, you should probably stay away from bc all together because the same religions who call this abortion would condemn any type of bc.... so you may want to read up on some of your church pamphlets too. Hope this was helpful:)

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replied October 11th, 2011
Yeah, so your more then wrong. 3 years ago my sister got on the Depo shot. A few weeks later, she went to the doctor because of pain, found out she was pregnant while still on the shot, the shot caused her to have a miscarriage, so yes it IS possible to have a miscarriage while on it, she was TOLD it was the shot that caused it. Get the facts straight before you tell people you can't.
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replied December 27th, 2011
this crazy shot
its because she was pregnant before the shot!! and your not supposed to get on the shot while your pregnant
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replied July 5th, 2012
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you suppose to take a pregnacy test before you get the depo shot.
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replied July 5th, 2012
you suppose to take a pregancy test befor you get a depo shot
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replied July 4th, 2012
Birthcontrol isn't 100% nothing is the only thing that is a 100% is by having no sex at all
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replied January 8th, 2009
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Actually.
Mabel wrote:
Are you keeping up on your shots? If so, it would be unlikely you are pregnant - but no birth control is 100% and you could, rarely, get pregnant.

The previous posters idea that in about 2 weeks the pregnancy will abort is wrong. You can have a healthy pregnancy conceived while on birth control. Depo does not cause miscarriage.


Excuse me! That is 100% true, because that's what actually what any kind of birth control does. The sperm actually meets with the egg and it fertilizes (if you have sex with out a condom), and what the birth control does to you is abort the child while it already started to divide but (of course if you think that its not a baby till 9 months but only a embryo) then you prob won't think I'm right. I believe that life begins at conception. Generally, conception is understood as the moment when the sperm and ovum (egg) merge into a genetically complete individual. Fertilization and conception are the same thing. PS 52. Doctors might not tell you this but that's what happens. I been to many doctors and got the truth out from all of them, some of them didn't want to admit it but that's actually what they told me. I'm going to school to study all this thing and there is so much people don't know and think they know everything about birth control. It does abort "babies" but in a early stage, to me, its still killing unborn children. I don't care if they don't even have hands or feet, its still a baby, its just wasn't finishing growing. So next time your doctor assured you that your method keeps the sperm and egg from ever meeting up, think again.
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replied September 12th, 2011
Ur dumb. Birth control prevents u from getting pregnant, it doesn't "kill babies" if it did there wouldn't be so many accidents of ppl getting pregnant on birth control... Research just little more
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replied June 18th, 2012
I got pregnant with both of my kids on birth control pills so I decided to do the depo shot and I also had a miscarriage. So yes the depo can cause you to have a miscarriage
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replied September 12th, 2011
Ur dumb. Birth control prevents u from getting pregnant, it doesn't "kill babies" if it did there wouldn't be so many accidents of ppl getting pregnant on birth control... Research just little more
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replied October 10th, 2011
What Depo does is keeps you from ovulating. No ovulation, no egg. No egg, no fertilization. That is why you don't have a period on Depo, no reason to release the lining of the uterus because no egg was released and there was no hormonal trigger for that to happen. PLEASE read a few more books and STOP going to that quack of a doctor that got his degree from Devry.

You were kinda right about one thing, technically, some birth control pills/devices prevents the egg from implanting in the lining of the uterus. However, this is not technically an abortion. Because of your bibliohyperprolife beliefs, you would believe this is true "life begins at conception", however if the embryo is unable to attach to the uterine wall, there is no life. This can happen for various reasons, not just when you are on depo. Does that mean that your body "aborted" the egg? Not really.

But as long as Depo is concerned: no egg = no conception = no killing of the "babies". Period. Never happens. Ever. As for other birth control, possibly. But we're talking about Depo, now aren't we?
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replied May 25th, 2012
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umm one im on the depo shot for three years now and i still spot i mean many women dont have heavy bleedng on the shot or any birth control some girl just take birth control to regulate there period be cause they bleed a lot to matter if you are on the shot or not you or any birth control you all ways bleed meaning spoting or very light period it makes it all easyer thats for dam sure but when on the depo shot your body releasts that egg all it is blood so its just like your having a early miss carry y do you think it hurts so bad when we come on our periods because you getting rid of the egg but you even have your period on birth control because because it getts rid of that egg because no sprem got to it . blocks the sperm. your period is a very special thing beleave it or not your period flushs out all the bacteric in a womans body lesson done kidds next time talk to dotors none of these people are nurses or doctors come on now be smart
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replied December 14th, 2012
I don't have a period on Depo...
I am on Depo and haven't had a period since my first shot which was 6 weeks after giving birth. Depo stops the egg from releasing and it also stop the lining of the uterus from shredding. This is what causes you to not have a period. Yes, some women still have periods on the Depo shot, but most don't.
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replied October 10th, 2011
What Depo does is keeps you from ovulating. No ovulation, no egg. No egg, no fertilization. That is why you don't have a period on Depo, no reason to release the lining of the uterus because no egg was released and there was no hormonal trigger for that to happen. PLEASE read a few more books and STOP going to that quack of a doctor that got his degree from Devry.

You were kinda right about one thing, technically, some birth control pills/devices prevents the egg from implanting in the lining of the uterus. However, this is not technically an abortion. Because of your bibliohyperprolife beliefs, you would believe this is true "life begins at conception", however if the embryo is unable to attach to the uterine wall, there is no life. This can happen for various reasons, not just when you are on depo. Does that mean that your body "aborted" the egg? Not really.

But as long as Depo is concerned: no egg = no conception = no killing of the "babies". Period. Never happens. Ever. As for other birth control, possibly. But we're talking about Depo, now aren't we?
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replied August 28th, 2012
I. Been on depo for two years.bled for almost awhole year when I first started it.got pregnant on it.my daughter is currently 6months old..I am currently bleeding which is normail.I always bleed ever since I started depo.got on it to stop bleeding well that didn't work..ppl who say u can't get pregnant on depo if full oevf crap.I'm living proof.every womans body is different some woman don't bleed at all, some just have light spotting and some have it really heavy..so u can't say well this is this and that is that.everyone is different..every doctor has there own beliefs..
All I gotta say is I did get prego on depo shot.and I bleed all the time
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replied November 16th, 2011
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You are correct - all these people are aholes. my doctor says the same thing and so does the Depo info packet when i get my prescription - it aborts babies just like the morning after pill can but better - it has been called the ABORTION SHOT and has been protested by religious freaks.
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replied June 24th, 2012
Id like to see where you saw that! It doesnt have that on the info leaflet i got with my depo i have also had a very healthy and happy baby on the depo!
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replied September 22nd, 2012
hi, im kara and iv been reading yalls stuff and i think i had an obarotion on the depo shot, cause iv been on my peorid for two days now. It started off a lil spotting then got heavier the next two days and when i peed i heard a plop and i look in the tolit and its like this flat white thing with blood in it. I dont know if i had a misscarrige or its just tissue. Please helppp !
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replied June 24th, 2012
Id like to see where you saw that! It doesnt have that on the info leaflet i got with my depo i have also had a very healthy and happy baby on the depo!
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replied December 9th, 2011
BC aborting fertilized eggs????
wow. youre soo right, so sad most people are in denial about this. my personal experience with birth control is that it doesnt work for me. for those of you who actually dont get pregnant while on BC, good for you. i got pregnant with an iud in and misscarried, horrible experience for women to go through. ive also been on the pill, got pregnant. doc told me even if i got my tubes tied, id probably still get pregnant. i now do belikeve BC aborts fertilized eggs. though i didnt plkan on being a mother of four, i love them and dont wish they never happened
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replied December 9th, 2011
BC aborting fertilized eggs????
wow. youre soo right, so sad most people are in denial about this. my personal experience with birth control is that it doesnt work for me. for those of you who actually dont get pregnant while on BC, good for you. i got pregnant with an iud in and misscarried, horrible experience for women to go through. ive also been on the pill, got pregnant. doc told me even if i got my tubes tied, id probably still get pregnant. i now do belikeve BC aborts fertilized eggs. though i didnt plkan on being a mother of four, i love them and dont wish they never happened
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replied December 27th, 2011
are you serious? lol birth control stops ovulation, which means there are no eggs to fertilize!!! you can get pregnant in the first two weeks of starting birth control because it hasn't gotten into sync with your body and has NOT started working
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replied March 11th, 2013
Depo works generally in a day unless you have lots of fatty tissue as it the hormone drug goes into your bloodstream
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replied February 7th, 2012
Birth control CANNOT abort babies. Birth control works by controlling, or rather inhibiting the hormonal surges of the estrous cycle and insodoing controls whether or not your egg is released. Most birth control methods work by regulating (or rather disregulating) the hormone estrogen. While getting pregnant whhile on birthcontrol will not "abort" a baby, it can have adverse effects on the different stages of pregnancy and inadvertently cause something to "go wrong". the body spontaneously aborts a fetus if it detects that something goes wrong in any of the early stages of pregnancy. However, birth control in and of itself is not designed to cause and abortion. One can entirely become pregnant while on the depo and have a healthy baby.
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a female medical student who became pregnant while on the Depo
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replied February 9th, 2012
wow at lst someone on this web site is educated and knows what they are talking about im on the depo and i think im prego too but all my urin test r coming up negative so right now im wating for my insurace to kick back in so i can make my doc give me a blood test
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replied September 6th, 2012
I'm sorry but you are actually mis-informed. The only birth control that lets the egg and sperk meet in the Coil, which doesnt let the egg latch on to the uterus. The depo shot and other hormonal treatments such as the pill, prevent an Egg from being released so it can never meet with sperm. It also thickens the mucus in your cervix so that sperm can't even attempt to find an egg should it somehow get released. As an even further precation, it also thins the uterus wall so that if an egg does magically find sperm, it cannot attach, but this is extremely rare. In this case, of the egg and sperm meeting, I suppose you could conisder it an 'abortion', however it is so rare that it's barely even mentioned. Hope this helps clear things up!
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replied March 11th, 2013
Anyone who disagrees with your post should go research properly because you are absolutely correct
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replied January 8th, 2009
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this is, yet again, false information. There are many different types of birth control, some are barrier methods and stop the sperm and egg meeting, some prevent ovulation, and others prevent the egg from being live. You need to do your research before giving out false information.
To the OP, yes it is possible but highly unlikely. My mother was on depo, and got pregnant, however due to age related problems, she lost the baby. If you think you may be pregnant, you need to take a test or see your doctor.
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replied January 13th, 2009
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kerryn wrote:
this is, yet again, false information. There are many different types of birth control, some are barrier methods and stop the sperm and egg meeting, some prevent ovulation, and others prevent the egg from being live. You need to do your research before giving out false information.
To the OP, yes it is possible but highly unlikely. My mother was on depo, and got pregnant, however due to age related problems, she lost the baby. If you think you may be pregnant, you need to take a test or see your doctor.


sweetheart I don't do my research on the internet, unlike you cause your ignorant of the truth. I am going to school for this stuff and highly aware that what I say is correct so please don't mock me or tell me I am wrong. I have done many research's in the lab and with intelligent doctors who know what they're talking about. okay.
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replied December 27th, 2011
birth control does NOT abort babies... you need to choose another type of profession
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replied March 11th, 2013
Damn straight its called birth CONTROL not embryo killing or 'abortion shot' oh and also people the reason for spotting is just a bit of lining that can build up sometimes/monthly. Not a biggie unless it bothers you.
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replied May 25th, 2012
i have been on the depo since i was 16 and got pregnant with my son at the age of 19 so that makes 3 yrs of being on the depo before i got prgnant i started spoting around the time i had gotten pregnant with him he was born a very healthy baby i am now 21 and still on the depo and spotted again not to long ago i think i may be pregnant again because its the same way my first pregnacy started out so i don't care what anybody says everybodys body is diffrent
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replied December 15th, 2012
you should learn more about the depo!!
ok first off it keeps the egg from attaching to the uterus duh thats why women have misc. bleeding the first three months its your uterus thinning. second off there are plenty of people who DO get pregnant on it i have a sister and a brother both conceived on it. at two seperate times!! third off. if you look on the site for the shot it will tell you that the time it takes to get pregnant after getting off the shot or missing does not have a single thing to do with the time youve been on it!!! you know teen moms leah messer...she missed ONE shot and ended up with twins you should do better reseach and find a new school because its obvious you know not a thing about birth control...and fyi medical science is an experiement its never 100 true for EVERYBODY thats why some people et reactions and side effects if it all applied to everyone the same and all of our bodies reacted the same then no one would be allergic to anything and no one would ever have a side effect!! duh you really need to figure out what your even talking about before you open your mouth with no knowledge!
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replied June 2nd, 2013
Just to be informative... Depo Provera performs 2 actions to prevent pregnancy. It first attempts to prevent ovulation. Just in case this does not work, it then makes it very difficult for the fertilized egg to attach to the uterus (which sometimes happens normally without birth control, but would never be regarded a miscarriage). If that action fails, you are pregnant. This is where it gets tricky. At this point, you may not realize you are pregnant and if you are on time for your next shot, your doc won't test you.

Every drug has a risk factor for pregnancy: ie- pregnant women may take Tylenol, but should not take Motrin. Being that depo messes with your reproductive hormones, it's risk factor is high, and if already pregnant while receiving the the shot, it may cause harm or, in extreme cases, a miscarriage. However, it would never be prescribed to a patient wishing for abortion, because it's effectiveness for that would be no more than a maybe. It is not designed to cause abortion.

Another thing to consider, those who say they miscarried on depo- not knowing you are pregnant may lead you to do things you may take care not to do if you did know you were pregnant, including, but not limited to, things like drinking alcohol, taking certain medication, riding roller coasters, excessive exercise, over exerting in other ways, not receiving proper prenatal care which may leave an unknown pregnancy disease undiagnosed, not getting Rogan if you have a negative rh... all things that MAY lead to a miscarriage... you can't just blame getting another shot.

Also, no birth control is 100% effective... and then only its claimed effectiveness if used 100% correctly- this may even include checking for drug interactions with any med or supplement you may take. That being said, everyone is different. Depos effectiveness is only intended to last for 3 months- you MAY become pregnant immediately following. However, with this particular bc, most women take up to 8 months after to fully gain back fertility. Talk to your doctor's. Read your packets.

Also, be aware that preventing implantation is not an abortion. Some religious arguments will say otherwise, but this is regarding the fact that we don't know when the soul enters the fertilized egg. Scientifically, however, not an abortion because it was never given viability. And also, if you believe this is an abortion, you should probably stay away from bc all together because the same religions who call this abortion would condemn any type of bc.... so you may want to read up on some of your church pamphlets too. Hope this was helpful:)

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replied January 13th, 2009
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Birth control does not abort babies. Some birth control prevents ovulation. Other forms of birth control prevent implantation by thinning the uterine lining. And others prevent the cervical mucus from being fertile, helping to prevent the sperm from even reaching the egg.

Birth control is not abortion. If you're going to school for this, you're being taught incorrect information.
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replied January 14th, 2009
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what kind of crack baby teacher is teaching you that they abort babies? birth control does NOT abort babies. HEELLOOOOOOO. use your noggin 19 year old. and i WILL mock you...why? because what youre saying is ridiculous!!! birth control wouldnt be medically approved for use if it aborted babies without people knowing it. it prevents ovulation each month, makes the uterine lining harder for a fertilized egg to attach to in the event of pregnancy, and thickens the cervical mucus...pa-lease. if you think birth control aborts babies, youre on some strong drugs girl. when you abort or miscarry a baby, you bleed when its miscarried or aborted....it doesnt just fly outta your ass. and dont say "oh thats why you bleed every month" no..thats your uterine lining of blood and other lovely gunk......just try and fight with me over this...im sure every other member on this site will verbally kick your ass into tomorrow. dont give this person false info.
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replied February 28th, 2009
Hmmm.. This is very useful
But the person who says birth control is 100% your wrong, it's only 99.8% affective. If it were 100 ,people wouldn't get pregnant like they do. I have been on birth control for two years and still get perinoid, but that's just me. Just go get checked or buy a test it isn't all that hard and cheaper than finding out 2 months down the line. I have heard of people getting pregnant while on the depo shot but i'm sure they were probably late to those appiontment by a week or so and probably had sex in between that time... That's just a possibility. Now, I'm not going to school for this and I'm not a doctor, but it's just experience I guess. Just know afteryou are done with the depo shotyou could have problems with your body not to mention the problems with trying to get pregnant. If you aren't sure about the information your reading on the Internet ask your doctor, they would know the best, in fact ask a couple doctors whAt they think about it. Besides the Internett isn't exactly the best place to get THIS kind of info.
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replied April 15th, 2009
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there are stuides starting to come out that depo keeps a fertalized egg from attaching to the wall of the Uterus, which can be considered an abortion. This has not been proven yet. You could be just go take a test no bigge
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replied April 22nd, 2009
pregnant on depo
that crack teacher is wrong... im one of the few that got pregnant on depo and my baby is healthy as an ox! im 7 months pregnant and when i found out i was i had just took the shot 2 weeks b4.. and i was taking my shots on time...
thank you!!!!
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replied May 2nd, 2011
i had the depo injection just under 3 months ago, wen i first had it i bleed for a month but then stoped completely but now im nearly at the end of the 3 months and im bleeding heaverly agen dose that mean i could be pregnant or is that normal ? :/ help please x
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replied February 9th, 2012
thts normal ull get a 3 week long period ever 3 months and its get liter till it stops copletly
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replied August 12th, 2013
I had a 3 day bleed 2 days after my shot ran out and that was 8 weeks ago what does that mean?
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replied May 23rd, 2012
How Many Shots Did You Take ?
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replied May 23rd, 2012
How Many Shots Did You Take ?
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replied April 22nd, 2009
Depo-shot
I have been on the depo 3 different times. First, I was on it for 3 years. Once I got off the shot it took me a year exzactly to get pregnant. (I mean to the week) I had a healthy baby boy. The second time I was on the shot was about 2 years, I got off of it that time and guess what it took me a whole year to get pregnant again, ( again to the week) I had a healthy girl. Now I have been on the shot for a year now, and I am having so many problems, loss of sex drive, weight gain, depression, and I have been bleeding over half this year that I was on it. I'm not taking my shot anymore so we will see how long it takes me this time to get preg. (fyi- i am ok with having another baby)
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replied April 22nd, 2009
Extremely eHealthy
19yearold wrote:
kerryn wrote:
this is, yet again, false information. There are many different types of birth control, some are barrier methods and stop the sperm and egg meeting, some prevent ovulation, and others prevent the egg from being live. You need to do your research before giving out false information.
To the OP, yes it is possible but highly unlikely. My mother was on depo, and got pregnant, however due to age related problems, she lost the baby. If you think you may be pregnant, you need to take a test or see your doctor.


sweetheart I don't do my research on the internet, unlike you cause your ignorant of the truth. I am going to school for this stuff and highly aware that what I say is correct so please don't mock me or tell me I am wrong. I have done many research's in the lab and with intelligent doctors who know what they're talking about. okay.


YIKES! Shocked ...honey if you're going to school for this you should know the facts before you start giving people advice! Birth Control does NOT NOT NOT abort a pregnancy!!! It PREVENTS pregnancy by preventing ovulation...also the thicker cervical mucous makes it difficult for conception IF an egg is for some reason released...you are very wrong dear...might wanna study up on that again covermouth
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replied June 24th, 2009
HAHAHAHAHA omg 19 year old...no wonder you havent re-posted on here. my sister DID get pregnant on birth control pills and delivered a healthy baby girl. it is possible to get pregnant on depo, jus not common. it can cause birth defects but thats a low percentage too. you have a crack pot teacher if your really learning false facts. (with un-educated "facts" like that i doubt your going to school at all, and if you are your teacher needs to be fired or lose their license and you dont need one either)
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replied June 24th, 2009
hello i was on depo and im longer than two weeks pregnant. it stops ovulation and i stoped my shot for a month and ended up pregnant. it all depends on god if you are gonna be prego or not. the shot helps but if you were ment to be prego then you will be if not you wolnt regardless of birth control or not
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replied April 10th, 2012
hi i had one shot ov depo in november an now i just finish my light bleeding an i feel a bit ill do u think i could be pregant an do a test xx
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replied June 30th, 2009
oddities
I was on depo for a year, did not get prego (thankfully) but I had more than my share of issues.

People thought I was becoming anorexic because the smell of food made me sooo sick to my stomach I would hurl (TMI- I know). I was gaining weight in my stomach area so people thought I was prego and my boobs were always sore. I stopped the shot after a year and a failed relationship.

Its been a year since I've been on it and the nausea had stopped but now I have this odd rash-like problem on and around my nipples...Idk what it is but it wasnt there before... I'm worried and its not getting better...
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replied March 29th, 2013
you sound exactly like me!!! I am on my 3rd shot and feel preggo (which i know i am not)... sensitive to smells and everything... it calmed down a lil, but i cannot shake this nausea during the day!!! UGH!!!

Any other women exp nausea, hot flashes, constipated, not able to sleep, and wierd spotting on the depo shot???? plz email me
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replied July 2nd, 2009
Just to let you know, I was on Depo when I was 18. Started it in may and in Dec I was pregnant. So you can get pregnant on depo.
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replied August 20th, 2009
I've only had one shot and decided not to continue with it. Wayyy too many problems. Anywho, I'm supposed to go back for my second shot in 5 days. Does anyone know how soon after only having one dose of depo it takes to get pregnant? Is it the same as if you'd been taking it for years?
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replied September 2nd, 2009
it can happen sooner then people think!
I was on depo for five years. i stopped the shot to build up the calcium in my bones. The first week i stopped the shot i got pregnant. I didn't find out i was pregnant until 2 months later.
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replied November 7th, 2011
this is all making me chuckle i got pregnant after having the coil fitted went on to have a healthy girl then had a implant for a year and got pregnant i lost that baby at 8 weeks as i had the implant removed now i am on the injection u cant tell me i missed my shot or pill and i didnt have a period with any of my contraceptions a period is clearing it out
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replied September 19th, 2009
pregnant off of bc in two months???????
Ok I have been off the shot for 2 months after taking it four other times and im having pregnant symptoms i.e. boobs swelling and the veins showing, throwing up or just feeling sick after certain meals and my back has been hurting. But I went to the dr for my boobs worried and they took a pg test and it came back negative. Are their tests accurate???
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replied December 9th, 2012
After Depo
I had the Essure put in and a Depo shot. It was my first shot ever. I had unprotected sex 2 days after(yes I know, I know) and I did get pregnant but miscarried. I'm not by any means saying the depo caused it. I did have a period for almost 3 weeks after the procedure and then stopped for 2 weeks and started again and went another month. I suspect my body was trying to decide what to do. So yes it is possible to get pregnant after a depo shot.
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