Depo provera and breastfeeding

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Avatar n tn when i first went on depo i did that. i chalk it up to my system clearing out. after a couple of months it stopped and i never had a period again until i stopped taking it all together of course.
Avatar n tn Just from my experence I was on depo shot and you have signs of pregnancy and are not pregnant and there is no way possiable you could feel you baby kick so soon you don't start feeling any movement until your about 4months pregnant I had a baby about 5months ago tomorrow is 5months and well I didn't actually really feel him move until I was 4months along maybe a lil ferther and I had a m/c on the depo shot the shot was in my systom but the shot killed the baby well anyways I don't think a baby
Avatar f tn Goodman, I wonder if you have any information about how Depo-Provera can change the symptoms of ovarian cancer v. ovarian cysts? I have been on Depo-Provera for two years and it seems that it would mask all the symptoms that are most likely to identify a cyst vs. a tumour. Do you know anything about how the two would look different in the presence of Depo-Provera?
384896 tn?1335297931 not sure about the breast feeding part but a lot of women on this site might agree with me to stay clear of depo-provera. I was on this bc for 2 and a half years and have been ttc for the same length of time with no joy. I was diagnosed with depression at 16 years old when i was on this, i asked the doc if that was the problem and was told no, when the depo eventually cleared from my system so did the depression my family say i was a new person.
4762847 tn?1360885534 As a general rule you don't want anything estrogen based like regular birth control pills. The mini pill, depo-provera, and IUDs (either Mirena or copper) are often suggested for breastfeeding mothers. I personally preferred Mirena, but this is a conversation best had with your OB so you can go over potential side effects of all options. Best of luck and congratulations on choosing to breastfeed!
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Avatar n tn No birth control with estrogen while nursing, but you can use depo-provera, the mini-pill, and the iud. I nursed my first son for 14 months (the last 2 months were more for comfort, adjusting to the transition) and my 2nd son for 15 months (the last few months were also only the evening and bedtime feedings) There is no age which is considered too long by medical standards, though you will hear different opinions from anyone with one to share.
9768879 tn?1412699665 It seems there is 3 different types a breastfeeding mother can use after birth. Depo provera (shot), the implant, or the pill. Which one did/are you ladies using and why did you choose this method? And how is it working?
Avatar n tn strange menstrual cycles) At first I had spotting on and off every month after I started depo and after my last depo shot I never got the spotting or anything. I was constantly trying to lose weight. I didn't know how to get the weight off. I'm still 135. Been that since I gave birth to my daughter. No diet pills or diet will work for me. I haven't had my period or any spotting since my last shot and I'm still breastfeeding my daughter. But a few days ago I started feeling queasy.
Avatar f tn I'd have to check on the implant bit I know the shot (depo provera), the mini pill, and the mirena are all safe with nursing.
Avatar n tn hey i jus got my depo shot. the reason why i got it its because im breastfeeding and its the only birth control they told me i could use. so the thing is that im havin serious back pain and i hate it., i havent had my period but it could be normal since im brastfeeding. so are back pains normal? and after readin all of the stories i dont think im gettin it again, im scared i mite have made a mistake :(. i should have keep using the other method..condoms or pull out.
192918 tn?1199454779 I'm exclusively breastfeeding my dd. She is now 11 weeks old and I want to start birth control. I also want to continue to bf her until she's a year old. My doctor prescribed me Ortho Micronor / Jolivette. He assured me that it would not harm the baby and wouldn't affect my milk supply at all. Has anyone been on the birth control pill while breastfeeding? What kind? How did it work for you? Any negative side affects at all (besides the usual with the pill)? Any info would be great.
Avatar n tn I always had very regular menstrual cycles my whole life, with little to no cramps, bloating, or moodiness, and this was so even after having 3 kids and breastfeeding. That is, until I went on the depo. I only went as long as two doses, the first shot, then another 3 months later. After the first shot, I still had normal periods, then the 4th month (upon receiving the second shot) I no longer bled.
10515800 tn?1419230634 Estrogen based birth control is what dries most women up. There are several estrogen free options including the "mini pill" (progesterone only rather than combination), depo provera shot, and one or two iuds.
Avatar n tn Just to add to what the other folks said - the "mini pill" that alot of women take while breastfeeding is not as reliable as the "regular" ones. It is so important to take it at the same time every day & even then I think the failure rate is greater than the regular dose pills. When my oldest was 10 mos.
4364093 tn?1365873259 Thanks :) im only 20 weeks but was just thinking about it.
Avatar f tn I was 3 weeks postpartum when i started my Depo-Provera Shot Most doctors wait the 6 weeks postpartum to start birthcontrol on ladies who breast feed.
4983320 tn?1378405868 I've always been on depo provera while breast feeding because it doesn't affect my milk production and I only have to remember it every three months.
Avatar n tn Since he was born I was on Depo Provera while breastfeeding and had irregular periods. I stopped breastfeeding in May of 2005 and started on Seasonale because of history of Heavy, Painful periods. I have had irregular bleeding since starting on Seasonale and am due for my first period in 2 weeks. For the past few days I have had a brownish-black thick discharge. What could this be from?
Avatar f tn for women who are breastfeeding, over age 35, overweight, smoking, or have high blood pressure or history of blood clots. You may also consider patches, or the Depo Provera shot. There are also methods such as the NuvaRing. I personally take Yasmin and have never had any problems.
851261 tn?1238982092 It can take 6-12 months for your body to regulate after giving birth, especially if you're breastfeeding. Depo Provera, from my limited understanding, is an effective birth control but with any birth control you must use a second method (such as condoms or diaphragm or something else). You can take a pregnancy test 2 weeks after the time you believed you conceived.
Avatar f tn @doulamommy thank you I didnt know that and I am breastfeeding.
Avatar n tn thinks either adenomyosis or endo, but she told me if yaz doesnt help the next step might be the depo provera shot I dont know much about it but that may be a possibility for you, or possibly even lupron depo she suggested, even though I think you get many side effects from it. It's like a fake menopause! Well good luck lemme know how things works out!
Avatar n tn I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
Avatar n tn After I stopped breastfeeding, I was on birth control for one month and had a period. I have not used birth control since, and I have not had another period. I had blood drawn and confirmed I am not pregnant. Is this normal or should I be concerned?
3105573 tn?1355983065 depression and mood swings so bad it almost ended my relationship. Depo Provera is used as a chemical sterilizer for sex offenders. Probably the single most effective birth control barring a hysterectomy! It does not have that effect in all women but I would be extremely careful with it. I love the NuvaRing but if you are going to breastfeed you won't be able to use it because of the progesterone. If you can not be consist with pills I would look into an intrauterine device (IUD).
199373 tn?1270491232 i gave birth dec. 15th, and was pressured by the hospital into receiving a depo-provera shot before leaving on the 18th. i was very unhappy about this, considering i never put any medication into my body w/o reading about it first, but felt as if i had no choice. after reading about this horrible shot, i've learned that it should not be administered until 6 weeks after giving birth, due to the high levels contained in breast milk the first few weeks.
Avatar n tn I just got my periods back and my son is 10 months old. If you are breastfeeding then yes that delays your periods for most people (I believe). My DD was 6 months old when I got my period back. There is a certain b/c pill you can take while breastfeeding. Not sure what one it is so ask your dr.