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Getting pregnant after depo. Help! :/

I had two shots of depo. I've been off the shot since May 9th. On may 10th I received my period and it has been normal ever since. So it's been 6 months since I've been off the shot and since I've had my period back, but for some reason I cannot seem to get pregnant. It is making me very upset. Shouldn't I be able to get pregnant since I have my period back, and it has been normal every month. Does anyone have any advice for me on how I can get pregnant faster?
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replied November 30th, 2012
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Return of regular periods after coming off hormonal contraceptive use suggests return of your fertility/ovulation. On an average, women get pregnant within 3-4 months of trying. If you are not successful in your pregnancy plans within 6 months of trying, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist to get 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. Hormonal derangements, problems involving ovaries and ovulation, uterine problems, tubal blocks, cervical or vaginal infections, ovarian failure/suppression, LPD, etc., should be ruled out for you. For your partner, semen analysis should be done to rule out infections and to confirm the quality and quantity of sperms produced, as well as rule out other factors that can affect sperm morphology and motility (especially rule out acrosomal protein defect if all other parameters are normal). Treatment as indicated (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. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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