I got my first depo shot in July 2011, my third shot was due in January but I didn't get it. I got my regular period back straight away- they last five days. I have been having unprotected sex for the last seven months since not having the shot but I still haven't got pregnant...
I have been hoping that as I got my regular period straight away it wouldn't take too long. Is there any way that I could help myself get pregnant faster/ more easily?
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Having regular periods after coming off the Depo shot suggests that you might be having regular ovulation. If you have been trying for pregnancy (for more than 6 months) and have not been successful, you should consider getting a complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. There are many factors (ovarian, uterine, hormonal, stress etc) that govern the chances of having a successful pregnancy. Hormonal issues, problems involving ovaries and ovulation, uterine problems, tubal blocks, cervical or vaginal infections, ovarian failure/suppression, luteal phase defect etc., should be ruled out for you. For your partner, semen analysis should be done to rule out infections and to confirm the quality, quantity, morphology and motility of sperms produced. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance and be in regular follow-up and monitoring as instructed. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen.
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