Depo provera birth defects

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Avatar f tn Hello there, It is unusual to get pregnant while taking Depo-Provera regularly, but pregnancies might occur before the shot is given and may go unrecognized . Depo-Provera should not be used during pregnancy.In women being exposed to Depo vera in early pregnancy there is little or no increased risk of birth defects .You may need regular follow ups and monitoring .Discuss it with your doctor. She knows your medical records best. I sincerely hope it helps. Best regards!
Avatar n tn I am on Depo provera I got my first injection in February and my second in May I was due for a 3rd injection in August but did not get it until the end of September and I was bleeding when I went in now I think in pregnant what effects would the depo have.
1636874 tn?1311551031 Would it spontaneously abort? Would it hurt me? Would it keep the baby but give it birth defects? I'm not really sure and I would like my question answered because I am very worried. We used the condoms properly, no breaks or slippage. So, I highly doubt I am pregnant. My period should be due tomorrow or Friday (the day I get the shot). But I'm worried that my period won't come by Friday to prove to me that I am not pregnant.
Avatar n tn w/ Depo * pregnancy can and does occur during Depo, and can cause some defects to growing fetus * DEPO CAN DECREASE THE HCG LEVELS There are many more side effects you can experience, so please go to the site and read the facts, not the rumors you hear. www.depoprovera.
Avatar f tn 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.
911955 tn?1247337027 I would like to ask if any1 had trouble with Depo Provera shot i took 1 shoot in Aug 2006 and my next shoot was due in Nov 2006 but i did not like it so i told my Doc since i was not with any1 at the time and i did not need the shoot .so she gave me birth control told me to start them that day but i never bc like i said i was not with any1 so i still never started the pill so it took me until jan 08 to start my a period back.
Avatar n tn I am in a group where all the women are trying to conceive after the depo provera. Many have been trying to conceive for years, and no luck. And it seems like those who do conceive have miscarriages soon after. Its like 80% of the women who get pg have a miscarriage. Is this linked to the depo? Age? Im 22 and am trying to conceive #2. (my son is 6 now) I am so scared that it might happen to me.
Avatar n tn Dear Jim - Thank you for your question about your sister-in-law and Depo-Provera. I'm afraid I am not qualified to answer your question completely. I can only tell you that there may be a slight increased risk for birth defects from the this drug - but the exact nature of that risk is unknown to me. I would recommend that your sister-in-law discuss at length any potential risks with her obstetrician.
Avatar n tn Usually doctors want to make sure you aren't pregnant before taking it as it has been associated with birth defects, but on the other hand, I've read that the used to prescribe PRovera to women a long time ago to try to reduce chances of miscarriage, but later found out it wasn't nec. good for pregnancy afterall. IF you are charting, YOu won't really be able to tell if you're pregnant now unless you take a pg. test.
Avatar n tn // says there is an increased risk of birth defects but I didn't see anything about miscarriage. I would be scared of that but apparently that's not what Provera would do. I hope you get some answers soon, or at least your period so that you can finally rest easier. Good luck!
Avatar n tn My husband and I are TTC and I took the Depo shot twice and stopped 11/04 and then started BCP till 8/05 and havent had a period since except with provera. I think the Depo is still in my system and is screwing everything up. I hope the provera works for you and best of luck with the clomid.
Avatar n tn All I could find was regarding Depo Provera : The current opinion on the risks of depo provera during pregnancy is: "Current data do not show any increased risk for birth defects caused by taking hormones during pregnancy." (from Hatcher's Contraceptive Technology).
Avatar f tn Is my baby going to have any birth defects if I am three weeks pregnant today but got my depo shot 2 weeks ago.???
Avatar n tn You should discuss this with your OB/GYN doctor, but I believe the risk associated with becoming pregnant while the Depo Provera injection (a synthetic form of progesterone) is active is prermature birth, not birth defects or fetal abnormalities. Shizencephaly, as you likely know, is a pretty rare developmental disorder. It can be caused by toxins, by medications taken by the mother, or other environmental influences.
Avatar f tn Does anyone know of a study which shows birth defects are greater when the fetus is exposed to Provera? My gynocologist said it's completely fine & it happens all the time & they used to actually use Provera as a pregnancy test years ago. Then I saw someone post a comment that said they stopped using it as a pregnancy test b/c it causes birth defects. Any proof of this??? Any answers would be greatly appreciated. I'm 4 weeks pregnant & afraid that I may have harmed my baby.
Avatar f tn Hi! If you conceived while on depo shot or took Depo Provera just after conceiving then usually there is no harm to baby. However, yes, the baby can have low birth weight or birth defects (less likely). You must immediately inform your Obs and Gyn, so that they are extra careful about monitoring your baby for birth defects and weight etc. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar f tn To the best of my knowledge there is no link between the Depo-Provera shot and birth defects. I hope this helps.
Avatar n tn hi, my email is anime__kittie2***@****, my boyfriend thinks this is all in my head, however, i am now 26 years old, i got pregnant at age 18, hes 6 now, and i have a 14 month old daughter, i went on depo provera shot while in the hospital after giving birth to my son, stayed on that for 4 years, went off of it went on the bc pill, stopped taking them and got preg had a miscarriage, then got preg again right away within a few weeks (we were trying) and got pregnant, she is now14 months, she was b
Avatar n tn When menstrual cycles resume, the fertility of Depo-Provera users is the same as women who have stopped the IUD or oral contraceptives to become pregnant. The average time to pregnancy in a group of ladies <30 years of age is 6 menstrual cycles. Following Depo-Provera, there is no increase in miscarriage or birth defects. Fertility drugs are applied "empirically" to help patients become pregnant.
Avatar n tn Thanks, I got on a site about provera and it said it could cause birth defects, but it was not a manufactures site. This makes me feel much better. If I am not pregnant I want my peroid to start so I can keep trying!
438443 tn?1241999285 Hello, If you have been receiving Depo on time you should not be pregnant when receiving a subsequent injection. You may have noticed, if you have ever had to receive and injection more than 7 days beyond your next injection due date, a pregnancy test is performed. In studies looking at Depo administration in early pregnancy there have been no associations with fetal anomalies, poor fetal outcomes, or pregnancy loss.
Avatar n tn I was put on provera today to start my period to start birth control. I really want to get pregnant sooo.... instead of starting the birth control should i just do the provera and have sex all 5 days and try to conceive then take a pregnancy test. then if i get a negative just start the birth control. Because my doctor wants my uterus lining to be thinned out, which is the point for the birth control. but i want to to get pregnant asap.
Avatar n tn as far as the baby- all the literature says that depo can cause birth defects, but it doesn't specifically say what kind... it might just be a disclaimer- wish i had more info for you. she should just make sure she tells her doctor about the last depo shot. the doctor will have a better idea?
Avatar n tn I have had endo for over ten years now and after a few surgeries and depo provera i finally put my foot down along with my husband and said Enough is enough, i couldnt live like that any longer! so i started Lucrin in Jan and i've got my last injection in a few days time. I was terrified of going on it after reading side effects but...the hot flushes, night sweats, headaches and feeling pregnant lol are nothing compared to how much pain i was in before!
Avatar f tn i am on the birth control shot depo provera and my doctor gave me prenatal vitamins to take. she said it will reduce birth defects if i was to get pregnant while on the shot.can taking prenatal vitamins increase my chances of getting pregnant? and also when my boyfriend and i have sex he never uses a condom and always "comes" in me. sometimes several times the same day. i know its not smart but does this increase my chances of getting pregnant since im not being careful?
Avatar f tn A really great medication for excess testosterone is Spironolactone, but you must be on some kind of birth control to take it, as it can cause birth defects. It also sounds like you may need a workup for all those UTIs! After all those antibiotics, its no wonder that you have a yeast infection! I give my own patients difflucan to take on the last day of their antibiotics. (that's a yeast medication.) You can also help yourself by eating plenty of yogurt with active cultures of lactobacillus.
Avatar f tn There have been cases of vegetarian mothers who consumed massive amounts of soy protein who gave birth to babies with birth defects because of the phytoestrogen effects. Baby boys suffered the most obviously, because they were born with holes in their little scrotums that had to be surgically repaired immediately after birth as an emergency. Girls end up suffering later when they hit puberty.
573297 tn?1304712740 My pdoc mentioned to me that these meds could cause birth defects and if I was planning to get pregnant I'd have to get off of them. He left the choice of birthcontrol up to me. If you have a history of indiscriminate sexual encounters (not judging just know from experience that bipolar can mess with your brain that way) maybe, if you have a really good working relationship, it would be appropriate. To push the subject sounds a bit paternalistic, father knows best, 1950's way of thinking.