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Old Mar 8th, 2011, 16:37 PM   1
sophielouise
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TTC after one depo shot


I had my 1st depo shot novemeber 2010 and was due end of feb 2011 but i didnt get it as me and my partner have decided to try for a baby.
Iv started taking folic acid.
Can anyone give me any advice on how to get pregnant after this? i have read alot of personal expereiences on TTC after the shot but most people have been on it for a long time. Iv only had one 12 week shot.



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Old Mar 8th, 2011, 17:50 PM   2
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Hopefully you will be one of the lucky ones but my own experience has been very different...

I had one shot in January 2010 following the birth of my son in November 2009. I never went back for my April shot and started bleeding in May - every two weeks until the start of September! At no point did the GP explain that Depo was not appropriate if I was looking to have more children in the next 12-18months or that the side effects from stopping the injection could be so distressing. I never would have had the injection had I known this.

I regained some kind of cycle in September 2010 but I didn't ovulate until January of this year and even now I have been told by the doctor that although I am ovulating, my progesterone levels are not sufficient to sustain a pregnancy. (I know this because I had a cycle day 21 test in January).

Reading this back, I'm aware how negative it all sounds. Here you are, newly TTC and the first response won't be what you want to hear! That said, I think it is best that you know what you might be up against even though you only had one injection. I am sure I have just been mighty unlucky and your BFP will come quickly. I will continue you my waiting game....not easy to accept given I conceived my son on the second month of trying!

Best of luck!



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Old Mar 8th, 2011, 17:55 PM   3
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Hi hun. I was TTC my son after 1 shot of depo. I fell pregnant by my 6th cycle after it, but everyone is different. I didn't have any periods while I was on the depo but they returned to perfectly normal when I came off it.

However, if you have a child, I would say consider massively whether to go back on it because I did, I had 3 shots & now my cycles are a total mess!

Just remember TTC isn't as easy as some people think, it can take up to 18 months to fall pregnant, best of luck to you! Hope you get that BFP soon!



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 14:58 PM   4
sophielouise
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Im only 20 so i would have thought TTC would have been easier. I never had anything explained to me when i started my depo just wish i never had it !!
Thanks for you feed back x



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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 15:23 PM   5
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Oh hon I feel for you.

I had my last depo shot a year ago (I had 3 injections total) and I am still not ovulating. Apparently the amount of time you are on it doesn't matter - some people go back to normal straight away and for others it can take up to 18 months. 50% of women take longer than 10 months from the last shot to ovulate again. The other 50% get it sooner. It's just pure luck.

It will happen eventually, don't worry.



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 15:30 PM   6
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I had one depo shot last year feb and it finished may. Me and OH have been having unprotected since and nothing. Didnt get my period until september either. I hope you have more luck x



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 15:54 PM   7
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I hope you are one of the lucky ones too

My expeirence:

Had 1 shot July 2009 didn't return at the end of september 2009. My periods didn't stop while the injection was running its course and even had my October AF as normal however it was 95 days before the next followed by a year of complete chaos with cycle's ranging from 18-72 days. October 2010 my cycle became more regular (not spot on be normal length for me) andyway I had 4 cycle that was fairly normal the the cycle before last was a late Ov resulting in a 47 day cycle, my most recent was 34 days. I had a pelvic scan friday and got the results today...... I have poly-cystic ovaries. I just need a series of bloods later this cycle for the doctor to confirm PCOS. I have 3 children and had no problems when I conceived them!!

Lots of luck



 
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