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Depo Prova during one week pregnency

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Dear Dr,

I need your help . I am 3 month pregnant , By Mistake I have taken depo shot during pregnancy . My Doctor did not checked my blood for pregnency test.

Now I am in Australia . I have gone thru Ultra sound , where report is ok . But I am afraid if this will harm to my first baby . Pls advs What should i do now . pls tell me if there is any side effect .
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replied April 29th, 2011
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If unknowingly Depo shot is given during pregnancy or if you get pregnant while being on the Depo shot, then it can have side effects and cause problems for the baby. It can affect the development of the baby especially if it is a male fetus. There can be risks of having premature birth, birth defects, higher neonatal and infant mortality rates. Chances of miscarriage, premature labour, feminization of male fetus, low birth weight of baby, defect of male fetus urinary tract formation increases. Be in regular follow-up with your gynecologist/obstetrician. Go ahead with an anomaly scan at 20 weeks gestation to see if there are any fetal anomalies/birth defects present. Further decisions can be taken based on this scan report.
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