Quick Answer: Is The Injection Better Than The Pill?

Can you fall pregnant while on the 3 month injection?

If you’re using the birth control shot correctly, which means getting it every 12-13 weeks (3 months), it’s highly unlikely that you’ll get pregnant.

Only 6 out of 100 people get pregnant each year while using the shot..

Is the Depo shot bad for you?

Can I get the birth control shot safely? Chances are the birth control shot (sometimes called Depo-Provera, the Depo shot, or DMPA) will be safe for you — most people who use it have no problems. But you shouldn’t use it if you’ve had breast cancer.

What does Depo do to your body?

Depo-Provera is given as an injection every three months. Depo-Provera typically suppresses ovulation, keeping your ovaries from releasing an egg. It also thickens cervical mucus to keep sperm from reaching the egg.

Do you get your period on the injection?

Most women experience breakthrough bleeding or spotting for the first several months after they begin getting the shot. It may take six months to a year before the side effects end and your periods return to normal. For some women, their period may go away entirely.

Can you still get pregnant on the injection?

Typically, Depo Provera is 97% effective. This means three out of 100 people using Depo Provera will get pregnant each year. If you have your injections on time (every 13 weeks) it can be more than 99% effective.

What are the side effects of the 3 month injection?

Other side effects included weight gain, headache, nervousness, abdominal pain or discomfort, dizziness, and asthenia. Physicians should administer the drug only to women found not to be pregnant, because fetal exposure may lead to low birth weight and other problems.

Can the injection stop periods straight away?

Some women love the injection, and others don’t get on with it. Periods can stop on the injection because it’s very good at keeping the lining of the womb thin. Most women on the injection will have no periods (about 7 in 10), and for those who do have periods, they are usually much lighter and less painful.

How do you self check your stomach for pregnancy?

Walk your fingers up the side of her abdomen (Figure 10.1) until you feel the top of her abdomen under the skin. It will feel like a hard ball. You can feel the top by curving your fingers gently into the abdomen. Figure 10.1 With the woman lying on her back, begin by finding the top of the uterus with your fingers.

Can you get pregnant 2 days after Depo shot?

If you get the birth control shot (also known as Depo-Provera) within the first 7 days after the start of your period, you’re protected from pregnancy immediately. Otherwise, you need to use some form of backup birth control — like a condom — whenever you have sex during the first week after getting the shot.

Can I get pregnant a week before my next Depo shot?

You should not be more than 2 weeks late coming in for the Depo-Provera shot, otherwise you can get pregnant. However you can come in earlier than 12 weeks if needed.

Does Depo work immediately?

Exactly when the birth control shot starts working depends on when you get it, but it never takes more than seven days to become effective. If you get the birth control shot within the first seven days after the start of your period, you’re protected from pregnancy immediately.

Is the contraceptive injection good?

If used correctly, the contraceptive injection is more than 99% effective. It lasts for 8 or 13 weeks (depending on which injection you have) so you do not have to think about contraception every day or every time you have sex during this period.

Does Depo cause weight gain?

Depo-Provera (depot medroxyprogesterone acetate) is an effective and relatively easy form of birth control but does appear to cause weight gain for many women.1 In fact, weight gain is frequently cited as the reason women stop using the shots.

How long does it take for the 3 month injection to wear off?

Broadly speaking each progesterone contraception injection (Depo-Provera) will last for 10 to 12 weeks, after which there is not enough contraceptive left at the injection site to definitely prevent a pregnancy.

How effective is the 3 month injection?

The Depo-Provera shot is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy if you get it every 3 months, as directed. But because that isn’t always possible, typical effectiveness is around 94%. That means for every 100 women who get the shot, about 6 will have an accidental pregnancy.

How do you tell if you’re pregnant on depo?

Women who get pregnant while using birth control may notice the following signs and symptoms:a missed period.implantation spotting or bleeding.tenderness or other changes in the breasts.fatigue.nausea and food aversions.backaches.headaches.a frequent need to urinate.More items…

How effective is birth control if he comes inside?

The pill provides really great protection against pregnancy — regardless of whether or not semen gets into the vagina. Only 9 out of 100 people get pregnant each year when using the pill. It can work even better if always used correctly and consistently.

How long should you stay on Depo?

It is recommended that you stop using Depo-Provera after 2 years. If you want to switch birth control, Women’s Health Specialists can give you information about other methods.