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Mama to Ahnna-Bella (Dec 05) , Harrison (Oct 08) , and Kellan Wilder (Jan '12)
That is our preferred method of birth control as well. I think it worked for us for over 5 years, I'm thinking.... When I mentioned it to my last OB/GYN he laughed and said he would see me soon for a prenatal (this was after my third baby was born). We conceived our 4th on purpose, though. It seems that most people think this is not an effective way to prevent pregnancy, but it's worked for us 100% of the time. Dh still wants to get a vasectomy, and we'll be using the pull out method until then.
Amy - Blessed wife to Jesse (the best dad in the world), mother of 10 on earth plus 8 in heaven. PROUD to be a Catholic! :
I'm always when I hear things like this. Pull-out may have worked for you, but that does NOT mean it is effective birth control.
I've heard that many times before, and read research on it also. For as long as we've been married, we were always open to having a child, so it was not necessary for us to have a foolproof method for birth control. I think when we first used the pull out method, we figured it would be temporary until we decided on something better. We both dislike condoms (for me it's the smell of them that puts me off). However, as time passed and we didn't end up pg, we decided this method worked well for us. Had we ended up pg at any time while using the pull out method, it would have been fine, even when we were not trying to conceive. Things are different now, since we have 4 children and feel that we're done. This is why we have decided on a vasectomy.
My point is that while the pull-out method may not be recognized as an effective method of birth control, it served our needs beautifully. I think it's fair to say that there is an abundance of information on all methods of bc out there, and it's the responsibilty of each individual to sift through that information to find the one that best suits their needs. We were totally comfortable with the risks, but that may not be appropriate for another couple.
Sorry it got so wordy! I tend to be wordy....