Will I become pregnant?
- 18 Feb 2017 by Meganshh
- 18 February 2017
- depo-provera, birth control, contraception, pregnancy, period
I stared taking depo a whole year ago and since then I have had my period. My last time taking it was September 2016 it is now February 2017. Haven't had my period at all.
Me and my boyfriend was having protective sex. Everything was great ... until the condom popped. You can probably guessed what happened.
After we figured that out I went to the bathroom to see what I can push out and he went to the store and bought me the Plan B pill. I took the pill roughly an hour later.
I'm not ready to become a mom. I leave in August to basic training because I'm basically in the army. I have the best job ever and I don't want that to be ruined because a mistake. My question is will I become pregnant? He's freaking out more than I am. But I really can't afford having a baby. How long will the pill go in my system? What am I suppose to do now???
After stopping Depo-Provera, it can take an average of 4 to 10 months to get pregnant. It will take up to 2 years from the date of your last Depo-Provera shot for your chances of getting pregnant to get back to that of a woman who has never had the shot. You had the injection 5 months ago. Your well within the 4-10 month range. Not to scare you but that's not in your favor.
Now, you did take Plan B. That's 95% effective at avoiding a pregnancy. However, it will not work if you were already ovulating. Is that possible you were already ovulating?
It's certainly possible to become pregnant once you are outside of the 13 week period that you were covered by the Depo Provera.
Plan B works by delaying your ovulation. If you were already ovulating when you had sex, then Plan B can't help. You'd need either the other emergency pill, Ulipristal Acetate, or to have an IUD fitted by a doctor. Both of those things can be done within 5 days of the unprotected sex.
It has been thought that Plan B may help in other ways than just delaying ovulation, but the Manufacturer does not claim that. They specifically stated that it can only help by delaying ovulation.
The prob is that if you haven't got your period since stopping Depo, then you're unlikely to know if you're having your ovulation. That's how women can often get pregnant without ever seeing a period since stopping Depo.
I don't know when the accident happened, but if you're still within the 5 days since, then you may want you use one of those additional emergency measures.
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