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Just got a BFP but I'm on Depo

(49 Posts)
IShallCallYouSquishy Mon 09-Sep-13 22:31:23

Title says it all.

I had my first Depo injection on 28th June. I was on one of the last light spotting days of my period. I bled for one day on the 5th July. We have a 15.5 month old DD, I'm not long back at work and to be honest I can count on one hand how many times DH and I have had sex since the injection.

DH is very quiet and probably more shocked than I am and we are trying to get our heads around it.

I know i need to make an appt with a MW, but How often do they give you a dating scan if you don't know how far along you are? I could be 4 weeks, I could be 12 weeks. I've put being tired etc down to being back at work. I had no sickness or major symptoms with DD so I can't even go by past experience to guess.

Sorry if I'm babbling. I'm just in a bit of shock.

Sammi1986 Mon 09-Sep-13 23:45:17

I'm sorry for the confusion you are having :/ must be hard enough as it is to get your head around. I am only expecting my first and I have no clue myself so can't really give any advice.

Any idea of the dates of DTD? Any chance you could have been preggers before the jab? Xx

MamaTo3Boys Tue 10-Sep-13 00:01:33

I'd just make an appointment with a midwife and just explain what you have here. She'll either try and guess how far along you are or, book you in for a dating scan.

Your first scan isn't always necessarily at 12 weeks. It's just an estimated time around 12 weeks to see how far gone you are.

Snazzyenjoyingsummer Tue 10-Sep-13 00:17:49

IIRC one of the risks of getting pregnant on Depo was ectopic pregnancy. Fingers crossed that won't happen to you but it might give you a reason to ask for an early scan which would also help with the dating question.

Definitely see your midwife and put her in the picture. Are you certain you want to continue with the pregnancy? Even at 12 weeks you would still have options. I hope I haven't offended if you have already ruled this out.

IShallCallYouSquishy Tue 10-Sep-13 08:40:21

Snazzy, not offended at all. Not continuing with the pregnancy isn't even a question in my eyes.

I'm just very confused as we weren't planning baby number 2. DD was a planned and tried for pregnancy which took 6 months of ttc so I definitely wasn't expecting to get pregnant while on contraception.

Will phone my doctors surgery this morning to make a booking in appt with the midwife and hopefully see if I can get an early scan. If I can't we have no problem with booking a private scan for when I could be 7 weeks if I was currently only 4 weeks.

Luckily we still have Moses basket etc and I've kept all DD's clothes. We have 4 bedrooms and while I'm only working p/t I earn a good salary and DH runs a reasonably successful company, so we aren't worried about being able to provide for another baby.

I'm just freaking out at 2 under 2! And DD was a dream baby so I'm going to get one made if Velcro this time aren't I? grin

Thank you for your support.

IShallCallYouSquishy Tue 10-Sep-13 12:18:24

Just to update.

Spoke to an unusually helpful doctors receptionist and I'm seeing a doctor this afternoon and she also made me a midwife appt for Friday.

I explained I had Depo injection and didn't know how far I am and also my concern for the risks.

Not too sure what doctor will do as I only asked for MW appt but she said I should see the doctor too.

Will see what happens this afternoon.

MamaTo3Boys Tue 10-Sep-13 12:57:10

Ah that's good smile doctor will maybe be able to reassure you or do some tests or something. Hope everything goes well xx


just to pit one worry at rest - my 3 week old is as chilled so far as my 18 month old. you might get lucky twice!

IShallCallYouSquishy Tue 10-Sep-13 19:20:54

So to update you all

Spoke with the Dr and he decided to see if he could hear a heartbeat to try and get a rough idea of how far I could possibly be. He picked up baby's heartbeat pretty quickly and told me his Doppler wouldn't get a heartbeat before about 10 weeks. After a feel of my stomach he said my uterus hasn't popped out yet so not going to be past 12 weeks.

So there we are. I'm between 10-12 weeks. Hopefully when I see the MW on Friday she can phone and get me a scan to confirm it all for in the next couple weeks.

EEEEEK. DH and I are both absolutely shitting ourselves and I had a good little cry earlier more out of shock than anything.

Glad to hear tales of 2 good babies wink

Tiredemma Tue 10-Sep-13 19:28:04


Read this.

My depo surprise is now 3 days old and sleeping in the living room. Im utterly smitten.

IShallCallYouSquishy Tue 10-Sep-13 20:02:39

Tiredemma Ive just read your thread. How wonderful and massive congratulations on you DD!

DH and I are still very much in the shock stage. I told him earlier that yes ok it certainly wasnt what we were expecting but did he have to look so bloody suicidal?! He's a very practical person and worries about the practicalities of it all. Childcare, keeping on top of the house, time together and how knackered we will be. I had to remind him that as DD was EBF its not like he ever had to get up to do night feeds etc anyway!

Still very much shitting myself but starting to feel a bit more positive.

IShallCallYouSquishy Fri 13-Sep-13 19:33:08

Just another little update for you.

Saw midwife this afternoon. She's put me at about 11.5 weeks and an EDD of 30.03.14 and we were able to get a scan for Friday next week.

She really reassured me that the Depo is unlikely to have caused any side effects.

Blimey, this is actually real and happening isn't it?!

paintinglady Fri 13-Sep-13 19:37:17

Congratulations smile

IWantToMakeUsWork Fri 13-Sep-13 19:39:48

Congratulations OP

Glad you've got a scan quite quickly and the MW was helpful

NothingsLeft Fri 13-Sep-13 19:40:32

I'm pretty impressed you made it though the first trimester symptom free! Congrats smile

Sammi1986 Fri 13-Sep-13 22:38:50

Congratulations sweetie!

MamaTo3Boys Fri 13-Sep-13 22:49:52

Congrats grin

Glad youre getting a scan quickly smile

All the best x

SpottedDickandCustard Fri 13-Sep-13 22:56:55

Congratulations on your little surprise!!!!!!!

Tiredemma Sat 14-Sep-13 11:18:24


Tea1Sugar Sun 15-Sep-13 07:43:58

Congrats! Pop that folic acid! Dd was conceived on the pill. I remember the shock factor well grin

lagoonhaze Sun 15-Sep-13 07:53:54


IShallCallYouSquishy Sun 15-Sep-13 21:58:07

Tea, the first thing I did Tuesday morning was go out and buy done colic acid. Had to do it covertly as bumped into a friend while walking to boots. She was going too so said "oh I'll walk with you". I expertly hid it under some make up wipes grin

When I saw MW on Friday she didn't seem too bothered I hadn't started it until 11 weeks.

I don't know how I'm going to get through this week until scan Friday though. I want to make sure everything is ok with baby especially as I've been symptom free other than a bit of tiredness and only slightly tender boobs. With DD I couldn't bend over or walk down the stairs without a bra on as they hurt so much!

DH is over the shock now too luckily and is doing the whole concerned dad to be thing. My iron was very low during first pregnancy and he's already nagging me about taking iron supplements!

IShallCallYouSquishy Sun 15-Sep-13 21:58:45

*some and folic. Bloody auto correct

IShallCallYouSquishy Fri 20-Sep-13 11:50:17

Less than 4 hours until my scan. I'm getting that nervous excitement I remember having with my 12 week scan for DD. Got stuff to keep me busy until about 1:30 then DD will hopefully be asleep. Will need to find something to do to keep me busy from them until I shove DD to a friend under false pretences at 3.

Can't wait to try and pee in a tiny little container again hmm


SummerRain Fri 20-Sep-13 11:53:16

Good luck flowers

LemonEmmaP Fri 20-Sep-13 11:56:12

Good luck squishy! Hope everything goes well this afternoon smile

IShallCallYouSquishy Fri 20-Sep-13 14:11:14

Pint of squash drank ready to pee in a pot. I'm going to wee all over my hand aren't I?!

Hopefully that will give me the "comfortably full bladder" they ask for. Don't they know by know pregnant women either don't need to wee or they need to wee a small river right that very second? wink

IslaValargeone Fri 20-Sep-13 14:13:11

I love a happy surprise, thinking of you this afternoon.

IShallCallYouSquishy Fri 20-Sep-13 19:26:14

Well, that was certainly an interesting appointment. Turns out I'm actually 16+4 shockWas not expecting that! EDD is now 03.03.14

Came away a bit disappointed if I'm honest as sonographer wasn't exactly the friendliest with a great table side manner. When she saw I was actually 16 weeks she just didn't really bother. She took head measurement to check actual dates then said "can't do anymore you will need to wait until 20 week scan". I felt it was a massive imposition when I asked if she managed to get any half decent pictures we could have.

Hopefully 20 week scan will be a bit better. We are a bit shocked at being 4 weeks further than we thought. What a roller coaster 10 days we've had! We are going to tell our parents this weekend and think they're going to be just as surprised!

Treating ourselves to a Chinese tonight wink

QueenofClean Sat 21-Sep-13 09:09:52

Wow what a surprise.

However, I know the feeling that happened with my first daughter, when I found out I was approx 12 weeks. When I had my scan I thought I Was 16 weeks turns out I was 21+5 shock shocked was not the word lol!

UnicornsNotRiddenByGrownUps Sat 21-Sep-13 09:14:32

So does that mean you might have been pregnant before depo? This happened to not just one but two friends of mine! Meaning that both were past 20 weeks before they knew.

RegainingUnconsciousness Sat 21-Sep-13 09:27:52

Congratulations Squishy!

Shame the sonography was grumpy, I suppose they can't do either of their standard sets of measurements at 16w, but still hmm

Good luck with this pregnancy, a spring arrival is the best time IMO!

absentmindeddooooodles Sat 21-Sep-13 09:32:09

Wow congratulations! Its such a big shock isnt it!? I found out I was pg at 21 weeks. ( was on the pill and feeling like death, but after numerous pg tests and bloods they all came back negative so assumed I was just ill) imagine my shock when at my first scan, a weekafter having found out, I was more than half way through the pregnancym haha.

Great that youve kept everything. That will be such a massive help for you rather than rushing round like abheadless chicken. Hope everything goes well for you...how exciting!! smile

Sidge Sat 21-Sep-13 09:37:14

Crikey, you were obviously pregnant when you had your depo despite a period!!

Many congratulations smile

PaleHousewifeOfCumbriaCounty Sat 21-Sep-13 09:41:02

Congrats! The nicest kind of surprise smile all the best for the remainder of your pregnancy

IShallCallYouSquishy Sat 21-Sep-13 10:19:13

Thank you everyone. We are a both a bit shock and grin all at the same time. It would also explain why I was feeling those little bubble/flip flop movements that I was telling myself were gas. Nope, was actually baby!

Only 4 weeks to go until my next scan so will hopefully get a proper look at baby then.

My "period" I had when I went for my Depo was a completely normal period to me so had no reason to think otherwise. And I thought that the one say bleed I had a week later must have been the implantation bleed when I actually found out I was pregnant.

We won't be finding out the gender of the baby, same as we didn't with DD, so in a way a girl would be good as can reuse all DD's clothes. Either way though all we want is to see a healthy baby in 5 shock months time.

Off to tell the FIL this morning and my mum this afternoon. My dad is working away abroad for another 2 months so have text him to see if he can FaceTime later on.

Tiredemma Sun 22-Sep-13 09:58:06

ah this is great- im a bit tearful because I could almost write the same post as you (even down to thinking 'movements' were 'wind'!)

In total I had a 14 week pregnancy (from finding out to delivery)

Im utterly in love- honestly its the best 'surprise' I have ever had.

MikeLitoris Sun 22-Sep-13 10:04:25

Congratulations. Ds was a depot baby. I remember the shock well grin

IShallCallYouSquishy Sun 20-Oct-13 20:44:36

I just wanted to come back to my thread and update a bit.

Tomorrow we have our 20 week scan (though I'm 21 weeks)

Im absolutely crapping myself. I just have this feeling that something is going to be wrong with the baby. Maybe because so little could be checked at the first scan. But there's just this feeling.

I'll update tomorrow when we get home.

Foodylicious Sun 20-Oct-13 22:48:00

Wow, what an interesting story! Sounds like the first sonographer was an arse and left you feeling pants for no reason other than they were an arse!
Good luck for tomorrow x x

GreenGiant3 Sun 20-Oct-13 23:20:57

Good luck!smile What a shock story! Congratulations and please keep us updated xx

DaleyBump Sun 20-Oct-13 23:33:02

Good luck for tomorrow squishy flowers

Howstricks Sun 20-Oct-13 23:41:28

I'll be interested to hear your update..what a surprising but lovely story.

Sammi1986 Mon 21-Oct-13 00:03:17

Can't wait for the update!! Part of me is insanely jealous, time seems to go so slow for me. Although I don't envy the shock

delphi13 Mon 21-Oct-13 11:06:03

Congrats, was just saying the other day how great it would be if pregnancy was a lot shorter. I wish I'd made it to 16 weeks without knowing....that said I think I'd have probably got through far too many bottles of wine if that had been the case. I hope that your scan goes well.

IShallCallYouSquishy Mon 21-Oct-13 12:06:32

Had the scan this morning. Everything is there and working as it should however baby is very small so they either buggered up at the last scan and I wasn't as far as they thought, or baby is very small. I have another scan in 2 weeks to see if/how much growth there is.

Can't help worrying though I'm sure there's a simple explanation. Some of the measurements were off the bottom of the normal range they give and the head measurement they used to date me at last scan hasn't grown much.

Will see what happens in 2 weeks.

Howstricks Mon 21-Oct-13 13:08:32

Thanks for the update. Trouble is the dates are so unknown at the moment and sounds like the '16' week scan wasn't overly satisfactory, so there is a lot of guesswork. Try not to worry too much, i'm sure the next scan will clarify things and with all these pictures the baby might get a taste for modelling!!!

ScabbyOozingCarbuncle Tue 22-Oct-13 00:33:31

Crikey! fantastic thread! Congratulations!
How do your dates work out if you take the random days bleed as implantation and the period as your lmp?

IShallCallYouSquishy Tue 22-Oct-13 10:24:20

Scabby, if we went by the "original" dates it world make me 17 weeks. Using the measurements from yesterday's scan I would be giving birth to a toddler not a baby! All measurements are off the chart ginormous for 17 weeks.

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