How Soon After Stopping Nu-istrate Can I Conceive?

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Hi! I stopped my contraceptive (Nu-istrate) during April and I started menstruating on the 10th of July. I'm planning my second baby.

When will the right date be for trying? Will the injection be out of my system this quickly? I wondered because they normally tells you it takes time before you will conceive again.

ANSWER

Hi. I'm sorry but I'm not familiar with the type of injection you had. If it was a progestin-only hormone, like depoprovera, then it can take up to a year for your cycles to return to normal so that you can conceive. If it was a combined progestin-estrogen injection, fertility normally returns much sooner.

You can use the charting tool on this site and/or an ovulation predictor kit to get an idea whether and when you are ovulating. Good luck!

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.