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#31 of 36 Old 05-01-2007, 04:25 PM
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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.
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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Originally Posted by fuller2 View Post
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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