i gave birth dec. 15th, and was pressured by the hospital into receiving a depo-provera shot before leaving on the 18th. i was very unhappy about this, considering i never put any medication into my body w/o reading about it first, but felt as if i had no choice.
after reading about this horrible shot, i've learned that it should not be administered until 6 weeks after giving birth, due to the high levels contained in breast milk the first few weeks. i have been exclusively breastfeeding this entire time, and i'm EXTREMELY PISSED AND EXTREMELY WORRIED.
i feel that the hospital has been irresponsible in their administering this w/o following the directions given by pfizer (the makers of the shot).
has anyone else had this shot while breastfeeding before 6 weeks post partum?
i'm most definitely not going to follow up w/ the second shot... i gained 60lbs while pregnant and i was really hoping to lose it all... now i feel totally screwed thanks to this stupid shot and the irresponsible moron doctors who pressured me into receiving it.
i'm so worried about my baby... should i stop breastfeeding?
plus, i've battled severe depression my entire life, and it says in the drug info not to take if you've suffered such...
now i know why i can't stop crying...
and this worrying is just making it worse!