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Old 04-17-2014, 07:09 AM
 
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We never wanted more than one child. I was on Depo-provera shot (birth control shot which is given every 3 months). Then, late last year we changed our mind and decided to have a second child. I went off the shot. This shot was good for until late Feb this year. So far, neither did I get my periods, nor am I pregnant. I was doing a little bit of research and it looks like i will take even 6 months for the effects of the shot to go away from the body.

I am wondering if there is anything I can do (naturally not medically) to speed up the process? How does this work? Please share your thoughts.
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:08 PM
 
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We never wanted more than one child. I was on Depo-provera shot (birth control shot which is given every 3 months). Then, late last year we changed our mind and decided to have a second child. I went off the shot. This shot was good for until late Feb this year. So far, neither did I get my periods, nor am I pregnant. I was doing a little bit of research and it looks like i will take even 6 months for the effects of the shot to go away from the body.

I am wondering if there is anything I can do (naturally not medically) to speed up the process? How does this work? Please share your thoughts.
From what you say, you are only about six weeks out from when the protection from your last injection would have started to wear off. Average return to fertility is about nine months, and by eighteen months the fertility rate is the same as if you never used it.

Keep in mind that even a perfectly healthy couple in which the woman is having normal, regular, ovulatory cycles may take a year to conceive.

I know you are excited and eager to get pregnant, but just be patient.

Eat well, exercise, do not smoke, eschew alcohol, and take a vitamin with folic acid (an over the counter prenatal is fine.)
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:51 PM
 
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We never wanted more than one child. I was on Depo-provera shot (birth control shot which is given every 3 months). Then, late last year we changed our mind and decided to have a second child. I went off the shot. This shot was good for until late Feb this year. So far, neither did I get my periods, nor am I pregnant. I was doing a little bit of research and it looks like i will take even 6 months for the effects of the shot to go away from the body.

I am wondering if there is anything I can do (naturally not medically) to speed up the process? How does this work? Please share your thoughts.
nothing you can do. it takes on average 9 months to wear off. what's your hurry?
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:34 PM
 
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It took me well over a year to conceive after 1 single dose. I used that time to get in the best possible shape I could.
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:51 AM
 
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From what you say, you are only about six weeks out from when the protection from your last injection would have started to wear off. Average return to fertility is about nine months, and by eighteen months the fertility rate is the same as if you never used it.

Keep in mind that even a perfectly healthy couple in which the woman is having normal, regular, ovulatory cycles may take a year to conceive.

I know you are excited and eager to get pregnant, but just be patient.

Eat well, exercise, do not smoke, eschew alcohol, and take a vitamin with folic acid (an over the counter prenatal is fine.)
Thanks! 18 months?! I hope thats not the case with me. I am on prenatal vitamins as suggested by my doctor. I dont smoke but during weekends, I do have 3-4 glasses of wine (Friday evening to sunday night...each night one glass with dinner). Do you think I should stop that?
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nothing you can do. it takes on average 9 months to wear off. what's your hurry?
no rush , just, now that we decided, I cant wait
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It took me well over a year to conceive after 1 single dose. I used that time to get in the best possible shape I could.
Thanks justme. I am also doing it.
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Old 04-21-2014, 01:34 PM
 
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Thanks! 18 months?! I hope thats not the case with me. I am on prenatal vitamins as suggested by my doctor. I dont smoke but during weekends, I do have 3-4 glasses of wine (Friday evening to sunday night...each night one glass with dinner). Do you think I should stop that?
The problem with alcohol is that we do not know what a safe lower level of consumption is. There probably is one, it just cannot be established with any degree of certainty. Since it would be possible for you to get pregnant before you ever have a period, in which case you could be pregnant for some time before you realize it, abstinence is your best bet.

That being said, having a single glass of wine on a special occasion is probably not harmful.

Just FYI for everyone, fetal alcohol syndrome is the most common cause of preventable mental retardation world wide.
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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That being said, having a single glass of wine on a special occasion is probably not harmful.

Just FYI for everyone, fetal alcohol syndrome is the most common cause of preventable mental retardation world wide.
no periods or not pregnancy yet
You know, with my first pregnancy, I didnt know I was pregnant until I missed my period. So, by the time we found out, I was already 5 weeks into it. I was terrified because i was drinking for weekends. Luckily, we found out early and there were no abnormalities.
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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So, I did get my periods last month; 1st June to be specific. So far I havent got my periods (before it was always 28 day cycle) and if I am still on 28 day cycle, I should have gotten my periods by now.

Could I be pregnant? I was speculating to do a HPT but my husband is advising me against it as its still too 'early'? Is it too early to check the HPT?
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:57 PM
 
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We never wanted more than one child. I was on Depo-provera shot (birth control shot which is given every 3 months). Then, late last year we changed our mind and decided to have a second child. I went off the shot. This shot was good for until late Feb this year. So far, neither did I get my periods, nor am I pregnant. I was doing a little bit of research and it looks like i will take even 6 months for the effects of the shot to go away from the body.

I am wondering if there is anything I can do (naturally not medically) to speed up the process? How does this work? Please share your thoughts.
I'm not sure what you can do but you can't trust what they tell you. I was due for a shot in February and got pregnant with dd in March without ever having a period.

I would start taking prenatal vitamins just in case. And it's not going to hurt to do an early pregnancy test. It's not like it's an invasive test.

Good luck.
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:47 PM
 
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I'm not sure what you can do but you can't trust what they tell you. I was due for a shot in February and got pregnant with dd in March without ever having a period.

I would start taking prenatal vitamins just in case. And it's not going to hurt to do an early pregnancy test. It's not like it's an invasive test.

Good luck.
I did a HPT this afternoon and it came back negative. I am not sure if I am imagining it but I seem to have all the typical symptoms of early pregnancy like nausea, light-headed, too tired by 5 PM etc.
I am not sure what I should do next.
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