How long do you bleed after getting the Depo shot after giving birth?

How long do you bleed after getting the Depo shot after giving birth?

The most common side effect of the birth control shot is irregular bleeding. You may experience bleeding problems for 6 to 12 months after you first begin using the shot. The most common bleeding problems include: breakthrough bleeding.

How effective is the Depo shot after giving birth?

Depo Provera: Lasts up to three months At the end of that time, you’ll need to get another injection. The shot is more than 99% effective if you stay on schedule. If you are late getting an injection, you’ll need to use backup birth control, such as condoms, to prevent pregnancy.

Can you get the Depo shot after giving birth?

The birth control injection contains a type of progestin called depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA). It works by preventing ovulation. Your health care professional will give you a shot of DMPA in your arm or buttock every 3 months. You can get your first shot right after a vaginal or cesarean birth.

How do you stop irregular bleeding on Depo?

Spotting or bleeding usually stops within a year of starting Depo-Provera. Treatments do exist to control the bleeding, although most are intended for short-term use. Some examples include estrogen supplementation, Lysteda (tranexamic acid), Ponstel (mefenamic acid), and ibuprofen.

Which is the best contraceptive method after delivery?

Contraception choices immediately after birth

  • a contraceptive implant (more than 99% effective)
  • a contraceptive injection (more than 99% effective)
  • the progestogen-only pill (99% effective if taken correctly)
  • male condoms (98% effective if used correctly)
  • female condoms (95% effective if used correctly)

How do you tell if you get your period after giving birth?

Bright red bleeding that occurs six or more weeks after delivery is more likely to be your period. Pregnancy-related bleeding can increase with increased exertion or activity. If your discharge increases with exertion and decreases when you rest, it’s more likely to be lochia. Lochia also tends to have a distinct odor.

Can Depo stop periods?

Lots of people who use the shot stop getting their period altogether after about a year of using it. Like all the side effects of the shot, this goes away after you stop getting the shot. Your period should go back to normal within a few months after your last shot wears off.