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TTC after depo shot
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kyoung43 posted:
So i'm getting married in October and my fiance and I really want to try and get pregnant as soon as we can after that. I'm currently on the depo shot and i'm planning on stopping a couple months before the wedding and starting prenatal vitamins. However I have stopped the shot before for a year and my cycle never even came close to going back to normal. As i do more research I'm afraid that its going to cause me to have a lot of problems conceiving. I was wondering if anyone had any insight for me. This is something that my fiance and I are really looking forward to and I really dont want one more thing to worry about on top of my family history with pregnancy. PLEASE HELP!
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mrsG_729 responded:
I was on the depo shot for about a year. When I was in your place, my doctor recommended that instead of going "cold turkey" off the depo, that I switch right to the pill. Sometimes it can help "jump start" your body into regular ovulation cycles faster than quitting depo alone. They say it can take up to a year for cycles to return to your normal after the shot, but with adding the pill I was back at normal cycles in three months. Everyone is different though, but good luck. Depending on your situation it may be worthwhile to switch methods soon... if you want a honeymoon baby.
 
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kyoung43 replied to mrsG_729's response:
Thank you so much! I never even thought of trying that! yay back to the doctors! lol


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