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How long does it take after coming off this shot?

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I've been on the depo provera shot since July 2011. I stopped getting the shot October 17th when it was due again. How long does it take to get pregnant after coming off this shot?


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replied December 6th, 2011
Pregnancy Q and A Answer A29199
Hi,
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Your normal fertility can take a few months to upto a year’s time to return back after stopping with hormonal birth control use. The time depends on your body’s response along with the type and duration of the birth control method used. Sometimes it can return back early and you can have ovulation in your menstrual cycles immediately after stopping with the birth control use.
If you have been trying for pregnancy and have not been successful (within 1 year of stopping with birth control use), you should consider getting a complete evaluation done by your doctor/gynecologist (especially to rule out post-contraceptive use ovarian changes or ovarian failure etc). Treatment as needed (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 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.
Take care.



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