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|joanah - Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:57 am||
i am married for 1year 4month. i don't have a child, 1 have been off depo for 10 month but still i can't concive please help doc. i really want a child.joanah , zambia
|Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:55 pm||
It is not unusual for it to take one to one and a half years to become pregnant and after depo it could take a few months for ovulation to begin. Hormones sometimes have lingering effects. I would not be alarmed yet but if 18 months pass and you are under age 35, having regular sexual intercourse without using birth control and still don't become pregnant, it would be time to have an evaluation (both you and the potential father). If you are over age 35, it might mean a stronger indication for fertility assistance so you would do it right away.
If they find infertility to be a problem, there may be a way to help you, but it is important first to rule out any potential existing cause such as low sperm count, hormone levels that are abnormal, or other conditions.
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