I had a late miscarriage at 19 weeks and had to deliver, but because the placenta wouldn't release I had to get a DNC. I'm now almost finished bleeding after the ordeal and would really like to begin a birth control regimen to allow my body to heal before trying again. One obgyn said that I cannot start it until I begin my first cycle. Another doctor said I may skip my first cycle,and that I'm am allowed to start the shot immediately. I don't want to mess with my hormones and girly bits more than they have been. Advice? Should I seek a third opinion?
The D&C doesn't affect when you can start contraception. You can do it immediately.
However, whether Depo Provera or other hormonal birth control, you would be putting artificial hormones into your body.
- Depo-Provera Information for Consumers
- Depo-Provera Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Depo-Provera (detailed)
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