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me & my partner want baby number 2, after depo

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Hi doctor, I'm new to this site but really need some advice.
I had a little boy on 17.10.2011 & then next month had my first ever depo shot. Now me & my partner want baby number 2, I had my injection in October so I'm covered until early jan. my nurse told me that it wouldn't take as long as rumoured to get my body back to normal to start trying. However my last natural period was in December 2010..I conceived in feb 2011 without a period. My period have never been regular (1 every 6 months) maybe so what does this mean?! I was told at 16 that I wouldn't be able to conceive ever but obviously that was wrong! I just don't know what to do! I've had scans & all my ovaries are fine & healthy.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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replied December 13th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A40967
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is recommended that you give atleast 6 months gap in your pregnancy plans to allow your body to replenish the nutrients and the essential minerals and strength required to support a healthy pregnancy. if you are trying for pregnancy, ensure that you get started with pre-natal vitamins, folic acid and essential mineral supplements. The longer you have been on hormonal birth control use, the longer it would take for you to get back your fertility/ovulation. Once you cross the expiry of your Depo shot (scheduled date for next shot), you should have your withdrawal bleeding/periods. After your periods, you can start monitoring cervix position, 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.
Take care.

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