"It will probably take you a year or more to get pregnant"

posted 3 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Can our body build immunity to his...stuff?
    Yes : (5 votes)
    4 %
    No : (102 votes)
    80 %
    I have no idea : (17 votes)
    13 %
    Other? : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Not at all true. I would say if you’ve been sexually active with your FH and having unprotected sex each and every time (without charting or using any other preventative measures during your fertile window, or at all) then sure, I’d say there might be something to look into why you haven’t become pregnant yet.

     

    As far as your body becoming “immune” or fighting off his swimmers because you’ve been doing it for so long?! No. lol.

     

    If you’re on a form of birth control (or use condoms etc) and plan on coming off of it/stop preventing to get pregnant there is no reason why you couldn’t become pregnant right away.

     

    You aren’t wrong 😉

    ETA: you mention that you haven’t used protection – are you using the pull out method? Condoms/spermicide etc? If he’s been “finishing” inside you without any form of protection in some time, there could be reason to look into why you haven’t become pregnant yet. Just curious…

     

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    If anything, it’s the opposite

    Post # 6
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    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @Mimoza:  Being a biologist she should know that each one of your guy’s swimmers has a slightly different genetic code and with all of the different variations it’s highly unlikely your body will develop an immunity to them.  Does she not understand how a virus works?  One change in the code and your immunity is unable to protect you from the new sequence (also read: how basic flu changes every year and reinfects the population.)  I’m thinking the field she studies does not involve the fertility of human beings.

    Post # 7
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    2190 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Mimoza:  there are quite a few bees on here (myself included) who relied on the PO method before officially “trying” and never had an opps/accident etc. Mind you, there are definitely a few bee’s who used this method and had a little surprise on their hands!

    I don’t see any reason why it would take you longer at all, unless there was an underlying medical condition preventing a pregnancy.

    🙂

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    @beachbride1216:  +1.  That seems really biologically inaccurate.

    Post # 10
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    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    The only thing I found on it was on an infertility site: “Almost always, sperm antibodies are generated by the man producing the sperm.  Most commonly, sperm antibodies are generated after vasectomy…Very rarely, a woman will make antibodies to her husband’s sperm.  The cause of such circumstance is highly speculative.  We really do not know the cause.” http://www.infertilityanswers.net/what_are_sperm_antibodies

    It seems to me like it’s a default diagnosis for women since they don’t actually know the cause of it.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Mimoza:  Ok, so regardless of of the crackpot idea that a woman’s body can become immune to sperm, your SO hasn’t been making “deposits in your bank” anyway. So I think you’re ok.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I read something interesting once that your risk of pre-ecplamsia goes down if your partner ejaculated inside you frequently before becoming pregnant….let me see if I can find it….

    haha google is amazing it took two seconds to find this:

    http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Semen+protects+against+preeclampsia.-a015882421

    It basically says being “used” to the semen helps trigger a response in the mother that protects her from pre-eclampsia. This obviously has nothing to do with actually getting pregnant, being “used” to the semen just made me think of it. 

    Post # 14
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    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think that not using control for a long time and not having gotten pregnant actually could mean that it’s more likely that you guys have some fertility issues (since no protection for long term should make an accidental pregnancy almost a certainty). I don’t think your friend’s reasoning is correct, and I am also a scientist.

    Post # 16
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    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Mimoza:  I know, but how can you become immune to something that’s never been in you?

     

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