Avoiding Depression! The Horrible Cycle

I am in quite a miserable mood, as have just started my period again. Which obviously means I am once again not pregnant, for me it is no surprise, as I have been getting my usual pre-menstural symptoms for the past week. However, I must say that a small part of me is disappointed. Granted this marks the year point, at which depo provera injection runs out. Therefore our attempts to get pregnant so get a boost from now on.

As we have seen from people on Twitter and other websites, the psychological effect that not getting pregnant month after month is massive. It was summed up well by Jennifer Lopez’s character in the What to expect when your expecting! She felt like she was a failure as a woman, not being able to conceive. This feeling must cause depression and increase the stress surrounding the whole process of trying to get pregnant. Which as we have seen in other posts stress is a common cause in decreasing both male and females fertility.

I feel slight disappointment, and we haven’t realistically been trying completely as the depo has only just left my system. So I can only imagine how people cope, month after month. It seems that communication and support from others in the same position is the way to cope, as there are many groups for people from all over the world in their attempts to get pregnant.

Obviously I hope that we don’t get to that point, but if people currently in this unfortunate situation could share their coping strategies it would be greatly appreciated, by not only me, but also our other readers.

Thanks for reading and as always comments welcome!


YAY!!!!!!!!!! 1 Year Clear!!

While watching tv and playing on Coaster Ville (an addictive, but pointless little game on Facebook) I had a thought….. Its now official that I am now one year  clear of the Depo!!!!!!

So what does this mean? with being a year clear, well as the doctors would say (or at least have told us) is that after a year of the last depo injection you have would have left your body. As we have said in other blogs, its not clear if its a year from the date you have the injection or if its three months after the injection. I am going by a year after the 3 months (I had the first and last injection Dec 2011).

Not much will change though, with us trying to get pregnant, however, now is when we start to try for real. As the hormonal contraceptive is now out of my system, there should be no external reasons why we can’t get pregnant. In a way it is a nice feeling, however, if we are unable too get pregnant, we now can’t hide behind the ‘oh it must be because of the depo’ excuse (although saying that, some sources say that the depo can take up to 3 years to leave your system). But as we have said before, if either of us does have a fertility problem, then come this time next year we can both be tested to see what treatments are available to us.

So fingers crossed, in the next few months we can bring you the happy news that we are pregnant, so watch this space. At the very least you may get more information on fertility treatments.

Thanks for reading.

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