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post #21 of 24
I second the keep up with your dates to combine with this. I always just knew my dates and didn't have unprotected sex during the 10 days in the middle. I never got pregnant unintentionally while using just knowing the dates... not sure if that is the same as charting. I had a long 38 day cycle for most of my life. With one of my long term relationships, we never did the po method at all, just avoided those 10 days... with another more recent relationship, he just po every time, and we used protection on the 10 days... like I said, I never got pregnant this way. However, I do have a surprise baby now, the partner I was with at the time said he would po... but didn't, even though I told I told him I would definitely get pregnant if he didn't... I love her dearly, and wanted her more than I even knew. Thankfully dd1's father has let us move in here with him and is her daddy too, even though we are not in a relationship.... so, use po method and keep up with those dates, avoiding the 10 days of most likely fertility and you will probably be just fine... but know it could happen anyway...
post #22 of 24
Like any birth control method, it is based on the user error as to it's effectiveness. And the opportunity for error is greater (or rather, it is easier to make a mistake) so that's why many people frown on it as BC. But like PPs have said, as long as you are educated on the do's and don'ts and your SO is on the ball (no pun intended LOL), then it works just as effectively as condoms. I do like using withdrawal in combination with charting too (makes being "extra" careful around fertile times easier). It does depend too on how big an issue an oops would be. I am using withdrawal right now with the hopes of an oops, but do you think I can get DH to screw up? No way! LOL
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by trekkingirl View Post
For the record, I would love another baby but dh is dead set against it. Oh and he is dead set against a vesectomy. That's all fine but I have never felt that he has the final say in these things.
Well as far as the vas goes, no you don't have the final say, it's his body.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by HulaJenn View Post
I am using withdrawal right now with the hopes of an oops, but do you think I can get DH to screw up? No way! LOL


I am doing the exact same thing - after MANY years on the pill, I never knew how good DH could be at withdrawal timing! LOL!
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