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DEPO-PROVERA SHOT

Can I get pregnant a day after getting the shot ? anyone who has been on the shot before ? What was your experience ?
(btw I had sex today and I got my 1st shot yesterday) could I be pregnant again ?
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No birth control is 100% so I mean I guess even a 1% chance is a chance. Was this your very first shot? I was only on it not even a year and we would use condoms or he would pull out. Other than that I've never done birth control.
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Yes this was my very first time ! Im getting scared now our baby is just 5 weeks old
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I got pregnant on depo 11 days later
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Did you get your period back after having your baby?
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Well I only had like a light bleeding for 2 weeks after having my baby and around week 4 I started bleeding agian and it was a whole lot more and it was bright red not like how it looked my first 2 weeks pp .. I told my doc on thursday and she said that could have been my period it only lasted for about 4-5 days ... Im still not sure if that was 100% my period but it definitely was alot more and really red than how it looked b4 ...
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The shot takes time to release , they told me not to have sex for at least a week. You could get pregnant,  I know three people who got pregnant on the shot.
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I was on depo for 5 years and didnt get pregnant but after your first shot the doctor should have told you how long to wait which is usually after the first period.
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I have heard countless stories of women on birth control who got pregnant. Nothing is 100%. I took the plan b pill the day I had sex and here I am almost 6 months later pregnant. All I can tell you will depo is prepare to put on some weight, becauss that shot made me gain alot.
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You are supposed to use condoms for atleast 2 weeks after the very first shot. It takes that long for the shot to spread through your tissues. Since it takes 12 weeks for the shot to stop working I would see a Dr asap as getting pregnant while on this form of contraceptive has been linked to miscarriage and birth defects.
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