Post # 1
I don’t usually frequent this board… But I like to read the posts. I was just curious if anyone on here has ever concieved (accidently maybe? Or not trying but also not preventing?) using the ‘pull out method’.
I’m wondering what the chances were, that’s all. J and I use this method about 80% of the time, but I’ve never gotten pregnant (makes me wonder about my fertility or his sometimes…?).
Post # 3
We use this method as well as birth control. I’m secretly hoping there are very few stories
Post # 4
Yes… My sons dad and I used that method all but like twice… I got pregnant about 2 1/2 years into the relationship.
Post # 5
Well not me, but I can tell you 4 of my friends 5 (yes 5!!!) kids were conceived that way. Not sure why she didnt learn her lesson. She wanted her tubes tied after 3, but never did.
Kids range from 16 to 1.5.
Post # 6
I know what you mean.
My husband and I have been on the pull out method (and nothing else) for over 7 years now and we have NEVER had a scare or accident. Either we have been extremely lucky or one of us have issues.
We are right now on 7 months of TTC so we shall see. It really scares me as well because I have always had nagging doubts about ability to conceive.
However, I have read on other baby boards girls who have been doing it for over 10 years and had no issues conceiving.
Post # 7
I was worried about fertility too because my husband and I didnt really care if we got pregnant. But after awhile I started wondering if our half baked contaception actually worked or we were infertile. First month we TTC we got pregnant.
Post # 8
When I was was young (and foolish) my ex-BF and I used this method for several years and it worked just fine….or to the point we were lucky. Looking back I also wondered about my fertility so good question. I have been using the pill for years now just to be safe.
According to Planned Parenthood about 15-24% of couples using the pull out method get pregnant (versus 2-9% on the pill/patch/shot or ring).
Do you have an aversion to the pill to prevent the higher risk?
Post # 9
I had doubts about my fertility too. I don’t use this method, but I forgot to take my pill for days at a time very often. When DH and I started TTC I just threw the pills out mid-pack and we started trying. We got pregnant almost immediately.
Post # 10
The pull out method is actually a very viable method, the problem comes with OE- Operator Error. Essentially, many men don’t have the control to pull out in time or it feels so good they don’t want to until it’s too late.
This is a good article to read
Pull Out Method Rivals Condoms
Post # 11
We were going very strong on the POM and then switched to condoms and got pregnant.
Post # 12
I’ve used this method for years and no baby… my son was concieved in a different accidental way lol.
Post # 13
@PitBulLover:I was going to say the same thing. The pull out method can be a good birth control method as long as the guy knows his body well enough to know when to pull out. I think that alot of these “oopsies” duing the pullout method, were because guys didn’t pull out fast enough.
With that being said, FI and I use the pull-out method about 98% of the time. I haven’t gotten pregnant yet (knock on wood). I do sometimes think that one of us might be infertile, which is a scary thought.
Post # 14
I have been using is for almost 2 1/2 years and no scares for me. That is the only method I use. The pill makes me have low libido and I don’t like condoms. We are very controled and we have never had any moments that he actually got any ejaculate inside of me. Usually pull out 2-5 minutes before he ejaculates.
Post # 15
We use the POM in addition to BCP and no issues to date! I know what you mean about the worries thougth, I think we all have them until we actually conceive.. it’s something that has no symptoms until you try and make a baby. I’m sure you’re fine! As another bee posted, POM is actually a pretty credible method IF your man can control himself properly.
Post # 16
@coffeegal85: Yup we have used the pull out method for a long time now. I have been on and off of the pill for years and I hate it. I went back on recently and then within 6 wks went back off because I hate how I have no sex drive on it (tried many diff types) and also it makes me have terrible mood swings. We are back to the POM now but I would like to get an IUD soon.