Pregnancy After Contraceptive Injection: Is it Possible?

    Pregnancy After Contraceptive Injection: Is it Possible?

    Is pagbubuntis pagkatapos ng injectible possible? Have you ever asked this question? To better understand the answer, it helps to first define family planning and the purpose of contraception.

    The main objective of family planning is to protect women from various health risks that can happen before, during, or after giving birth. Furthermore, family planning involves deciding when to get pregnant, how to do birth spacing, or when to have your next baby and avoid unintended pregnancy.

    Planning your desired family size which will contribute to a safer pregnancy and delivery, healthier mothers and infants, lower number of stillbirth deliveries, and ensuring a comfortable life for the family.

    Contraceptive Methods

    There are different kinds of contraceptives that are effective in preventing pregnancy and are readily available, such as:

    • The condom
    • Oral contraceptive pill
    • Intrauterine device (IUD)
    • Contraceptive implant
    • Emergency contraception pill (The ‘morning after’ pill)
    • Contraceptive pill
    • Diaphragm
    • Sterilization
    • The contraceptive injection

    In this article, we shall be focusing more on Contraceptive Injection, how it works, when is the best time to receive it, and the advantages and disadvantages. And when you are finally ready to conceive, how will you achieve pagbubuntis pagkatapos ng injectable?

    Life with Contraceptive Injections and Pagbubuntis Pagkatapos ng Injectable

    Contraceptive injections (Depo-Provera, Sayana Press or Norieterat) release progestogen into your bloodstream, a hormone that stops the release of an egg each month.

    It also thickens cervical mucus, making it difficult for sperms to enter the cervix. It also thins out the womb lining, making it hard for a fertilized egg to implant itself.

    As long as you are not pregnant, you can receive your contraceptive injection anytime during the duration of your period.

    If you received your injection during the first 5 days of your period, you will be immediately protected from becoming pregnant. If you were injected after that 5-day period, you will have to be careful for 7 days or use a condom for protection.

    In case you have just given birth, you can receive your injection any time as long as you are not breastfeeding otherwise you will have to wait for 6 more weeks.

    Receiving your injection before the 21st day after giving birth will give you immediate protection. If you were given the shot after the 21-day period, you will have to be careful for 7 days or use a condom for protection.

    Heavy and irregular bleeding is normal after receiving your contraceptive injection in the first few weeks of giving birth. It is safe to have injectables when you are breastfeeding.

    Contraceptive injection is a safe option for protection but in rare cases, some people may develop an allergic reaction to the injectable.

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of injectables? Is pagbubuntis pagkatapos ng injectable possible?

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    Advantages and Disadvantages of Contraceptive Injections

    Advantages:

    • An injectable is a great alternative for women who can’t take contraceptive pills consistently.
    • It is 99% effective if used correctly.
    • The effectiveness of the injectable lasts up to 8 or 13 weeks.
    • It’s important to take note of the expiration of the injection to get another dose.
    • If you have medications, it does not have an effect on your injectable.
    • It is a good alternative to estrogen.

    Disadvantages:

    • Your period may become shorter, irregular, heavier or lighter, or stop abruptly.
    • You may gain weight, experience headaches, mood swings, bleeding, and breast tenderness.
    • It does not protect against sexually transmitted infections, you may use condoms as added protection.
    • When it comes to pagbubuntis pagkatapos ng injectable, it could take up to one year for your fertility to be normal, so it might take a while if you want to conceive.

    Pagbubuntis Pagkatapos ng Injectable

    After your contraceptive injection expires, you cannot get pregnant. As soon as 12 to 14 weeks after the last shot, you could become pregnant.

    In other cases, there is a possibility that you need to wait a year or two after stopping this type of contraception before you can conceive.

    So if you’re planning to get pregnant in the next couple of years, it would help to talk to your doctor about this type of birth control.

    The chances of pagbubuntis pagkatapos ng injectable are still high but sometimes you need to wait a little longer.

    There is an 80% pregnancy rate past the one-year mark after stopping the injection. There is a 90% pregnancy rate once you exceed the two-year mark after stopping the injection.

    Key Takeaways

    Finding the right contraceptive method that will suit your lifestyle and goals will surely become a game-changer. The important thing is that you consult your OB-Gyne and plan your contraception carefully.

    During your consultation, you can also include planning your next pregnancy and when the best time to stop your birth control would be. The important thing is you are taking steps in protecting yourself and your family. And that in planning conception carefully, you are ensuring a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

    Learn more about conceiving and planning a family safely, here.

    Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

    Medically reviewed by

    Jobelle Ann Dela Cruz Bigalbal, MD

    General Practitioner


    Written by Lhay Ann Boctoy · Updated Jul 14, 2022

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