Post # 1
So DH & I are at the point that we are just kinda going with the flow. I stopped my birth control a couple months ago, with no desire to go back on the pill really. I was on it 7 years and I already feel a lot better being off of it, now I don’t worry about side effects, etc. I talked with DH about me not taking the pill anymore & he was fine with it, he said he wasn’t worried about me not being on it. He knows I would be okay with getting pregnant anytime, so I asked him how he feels about it. He says that he would be excited whenever it does happen. Nervous, but excited he says. He doesn’t seem interested in setting a timeline of ttc for now, just going with the flow & seeing what happens.
this might be TMI but currently all we use is the pull-out method, which I’ve looked into & have told him that it’s still possible for me to get pregnant, which he seems fine with. I suggested using condoms to be even safer but he says he is fine with just doing things the way we are now.
Any other bees in this boat, not really TTC immediately, but not using birth control? Probably seems like a stupid question, lol.
Anyone get pregnant this way? After how long?
What made me ask this is the fact that I woke up a couple mornings ago at 5am with cramps & nausea, & I ended up getting sick. My period isn’t due for a few days now, and I’m wondering how possible it is that I’m pregnant, lol. Don’t know that testing yet would make since, at least not until after my period is supposed to come. I highly doubt that I am, but I know it’s possible as well.
Post # 3
We got pregnant the very first month we stopped using birth control! But we stopped using BC because we were ready to start TTC, but I wasn’t charting or keeping track of my cycle or anything. Honestly, I kind of see not using BC and TTC as almost the same thing…I know some will disagree, but to me if you’re not actively trying to prevent pregnancy, then I hope you’re trying to get pregnant or would be excited if it happens, otherwise it just seems like a really bad idea.
Post # 4
We’re doing the same thing, pull out only. DH doesn’t want to get pregnant right away, but if it happens, it happens. I feel better off the pill, though I’ve only been off a month. I was 5 days late this cycle and convinced I was pregnant but Aunt Flo came yesterday. I’m excited but totally nervous, too. Not sure I’m ready for it all, but is anyone ever 100% ready?
Post # 5
@Wonderstruck: I agree about not using BC. We’d both be happy, we both want kids. I don’t know anyone personally that’s gotten pregnant this way, but anything is possible for sure.
@Big Truck: You sound almost exactly like me, lol. Before we ever got engaged, DH always talked about how he imagined he’d have kids by the time he was 30, he’ll be turning 30 in May. I think there’s just nervousness since neither of us have kids, and I don’t know that you can ever really be ‘ready’ to be a parent. It’ll always be a learning experience.
Post # 7
@Wonderstruck: I totally agree with your point about NTNT basically equaling TTC. I understand that people who chart and use OPKs might be taking it to the next level, but if you’re not trying to prevent pregnancy, then I hope you’d be fine getting pregnant. I think it’s funny when people aren’t using birth control, but say they’re not intentionally trying to get pregnant.
@roweboat: We’re TTC, in that I went off BC, but it’s our first month so we’re not charting or doing anything else specific. If we don’t conceive within 4 months or so, we’ll probably bump up our efforts to be a little more active.
Post # 8
We are on our third month of ntnp. I stopped the pill in late October. So far, no bfp. Not saying we are not “trying” because we don’t time our bd around ovulation and I’m not temping. if I were to get pregnant, we’d be thrilled but we aren’t hard on ourselves if it doesn’t happen. We do hope to be pregnant by the end of the summer so if we aren’t by them, we will move into full on ttc.
Post # 9
This is totally us. Ttc for two months, taking a birthcontrol free break for work reasons. We are using pull out and are ok with an oops.
Post # 10
We just stopped BC too. I think most people when they say NTNP just mean that they are not actively charting, etc. That’s the situation for us at the moment. We are looking forward to having children and if it happens while we’re not preventing then great. If it’s been a while and nothing’s happening, then we may decide to take a more active role in TTC, charting, etc.
Post # 11
I have to admit, I always get a little sad after aunt flow comes, lol, but then I just tell myself it’s not the right time.