I had a c section with my girl in February. My dr gave me a prescription for the Depo shot. I went and had the shot injected into my hip 18 days after having my baby. When will it take effect? If I have intercourse now will I get pregnant? And has anyone gotten pregnant on the Depo Shot?
If taken outside of the first 5 days of a menstrual period, then it is effective after 7 days. The only people who get pregnant when on Depo, are those who were already pregnant before hand, or those who do not get their shots on time. It has the highest success at preventing pregnancy, of all of the hormonal contraception available.
You do need to take supplements when on Depo Provera, which I can tell you about if you are not aware. This is due to the risk of osteoporosis due to the bone thinning that is frequently caused by the Drug.
- Depo-Provera Information for Consumers
- Depo-Provera Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Depo-Provera (detailed)
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