Did you get pregnant after "pulling and praying"?!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Did you get pregnant after "pulling and praying"?
    yes : (28 votes)
    19 %
    no : (119 votes)
    81 %
  • Post # 3
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    3010 posts
    Sugar bee

    @lealorali:  nope! It was our only birth control for exactly a year. Went on vacation and didnt pull and got pregnant that week. 

    Post # 4
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    4215 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I didn’t becuase I was a condom/pill user,  but a few friends of mine relied on the pull out method. One has two kids, another had one this way, another had her first this way and now has four total. Granted, I wasn’t there and can’t vouch for how dedicated they were to the method.

    You can get pregnant from pre-ejaculate though, which is why the pull out method is not exactly foolproof. 

    Post # 5
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    2783 posts
    Sugar bee

    @lealorali:  Funny because I have gotten pregnant twice now while I was on BC but I never once got pregnant from him pulling out.

    Post # 6
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    3756 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Nope. It can be a highly effective form of birth control if done properly!

    By properly I mean either pulling early enough every single time, or knowing your ovulation patterns so you pull during your fertile window. 

    Post # 8
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    2783 posts
    Sugar bee

    @lealorali:  The first time was on Levora, the pill. And this time I was using NuvaRing…both times I was using it the correct way too

    Post # 10
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    994 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Nope that was our only form of birth control for 3+ years and we conceived about 6 months after stopping. It can be successful. 

    Post # 11
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    944 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @lealorali:  after years of doing this, even during my younger more fertile years, I’ve never had a scare. 

    I think it’s a myth that it’s possible to be honest. I’ve also read that it’s actually impossible to be impregnated by pre-cum.  Unless he doesn’t pull out fast enough, I would feel confident saying youre in the clear.

    But I think the objective is that they want teens safe. And I guess it’s a good scare tatic to ALWAYS use condoms. Which if you have multiple partners, you obviously should. 

    We are now using no method or protection during my non-fertile window (pull out method 5 days prior to ovulation and 2 after just to be sure)

    Post # 12
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    7664 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    Once more, I am horrified that this is considered an effective method of birth control.

    Simply horrified.

    Please, please, use condoms.

    I just don’t understand why anyone would ever do this, when birth control is so effective, easy to obtain, and cheap.

    Post # 13
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    944 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Rachel631:   

    I think bees who use this method understand their cycles and their own bodies.  And trust their partner– that’s key. I wouldnt recommend doing this with something youre not in LT relationship with. If you cant trust him to pull out on time, don’t risk it… 

    I used to use condoms, but never hormonal bc. Not because I couldn’t afford it, but because I’m a bit mortified to influence my body with synthetic hormones, or hormones from an animal. I want my body to be able to regulate and balance itself naturally.

    Again, I would not recommend this for everybody. But for mature adults, yes.  

    Post # 14
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    652 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve done some lit searches on pubmed and other data bases and it appears that the method is fairly reliable! I feel too nervous to trust it all the time though. We use it when I know that it is very likely I am not fertile and use condoms when needed. 

    I think people speak so strongly against it because of STDs and the fact that if a guy doesn’t time it quite right is isn’t so reliable anymore…  

    Post # 15
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    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Of course it’s possible! When used “properly” 18 out of 100 women get pregnant every year (18% failure rate). That’s according to the chart of different BC methods my doctor has. BCP are 1% (5% with average use though) no protection is about 85%, just for comparison’s sake.

     

    Post # 16
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    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Research has been done to show that the efficacy of this method is actually pretty good. It’s actually just about 1-2% less effective than condom use.

    I am currently on birth control due to being on accutane & it being mandatory, but my husband & I have always used withdrawl exclusively in the past & will again begin next month.

    I do not at all like messing with my hormone levels, as I don’t feel quite right & my periods & weight are not normal when I am on BC.

    Btw, we’ve never had a pregnancy scare & have used this method very responsibly for 3 years.

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