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#4 was a p&p baby. We only had sex once that month. It was the day after my period ended, so we thought it was safe.
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The pregnancies that result from this method are almost always because of not withdrawling or being too late.
That was not the problem with us. A few super sperm must have snuck out early.
If you don't want to get pregnant, I'd find a more reliable method.
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We need to do SOMETHING until we decide whether or not dh will get a vasectomy or not. I just dont cant imagined we'd be able to do this....
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Ahh, the pull-out method.

This is how I became a mommy two years ago

I would not rely on using a "pull-out method" as a form of bc at all, way to risky in my opinion.
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It works for us, and it did work for us for the 3 years before we TTC.

However, it took us 2+ years to get pregnant, so we might not be the most fertile folks out there.

I like the 80% effectiveness with relatively no work (well, none at all on my part). I am willing to accept the 20% failure rate for getting to be a lazy slug when it comes to birth control.
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P&P during ovulation resulted in my youngest child. However, I was aware that some ejaculate dripped down, when he tried to catch it, and it did come into contact with the area.
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if you really don't want to be pregnant, why aren't you using a form of birth control that's known to be actually effective?
If you *really* don't want to get pg, the only "reliable method" is abstinence or surgical removal of reproductive organs. There are methods that are *more* effective, but none of them are 100%. So when people talk about methods that are "actually effective," it really means "more effective." Anyone having sex, regardless of what kind of b/c they are using (or any at all), has a chance of getting pg. People decide on different methods based on a number of factors -- reliability, ease of use, price, personal preference, religious beliefs, etc. Someone who has big problems with other forms of b/c might very well decide that the greater chance of conceiving is worth the benefits of the method. And of course, I don't think most women who use it are deluding themselves about the reliability of it compared to other methods, any more than most women who use the pill, or a diaphragm, or condoms are deluding themselves about the reliability of those methods. There is still a chance.

I really doubt anyone would tell a woman with an unexpected pg who used a more reliable method of b/c would be advising her to use abstinence if she really didn't want to be pg.

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