What does NTNP mean to you?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
  • poll: If you NTNP, which one describes you best?
    We're trying, but not charting, etc. : (19 votes)
    16 %
    We're not preventing, and just letting whatever happens, happen. : (97 votes)
    82 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @AnonymousCupcake:  Not Trying Not Preventing.  To us it means pulling the goalie and then having sex as we please and what happens will happen.  This is what we plan to d the first few months when we’re comfortable getting pregnant but not actively TTC.

    Post # 4
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    3756 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    This comes up every now and then and sometimes can be a hot topic. Some women believe that there is no such thing as NTNP, if you are not preventing, then you are certainly trying. For me, we are not preventing, but hoping to get pregnant. Having said that, I do not take my temp everyday or use OPKs to confirm ovulation. I have pretty regular 28 day cycles and we just have sex when we want to and if it happens it happens. 

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    3787 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Well, I lump us into the NTNP category because I think our behaviour is fairly risky although we are loosely TTA for a few more months. 

    I chart and use OPKs and know with certainly when I’m in the fertile window. We have sex anyway, and usually a fair bit of it. We use withdrawal on those days. 

    There’s a lot of debate on exactly how effective WD is, and a good amount of research is coming out with findings that it’s probably more effective than was previously recognized. Still, I think it’s irresponsible if you’re not at least open to the idea of a baby. 

    Post # 6
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I see NTNP as having sex without protection, but not actively trying to get pregnant. “If it happens, it happens”

    But a LOT of Bees considered me and DH NTNP because when we were TTC I wasn’t charting or temping! But we were very actively trying for a baby!

    And then full-on TTC with temping and charting and OPKs.

    Post # 9
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    4440 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    NTNP:  Pulling out.

    We have been NTNP for years…and just recently TTC this month.  If this cycle doesn’t work we’ll start NTNP again until May.

    Post # 10
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    2311 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Not trying, not charting, just going with the flow. Not even checking Cervical Fluids, etc. Just doing ‘it’ whenever the mood/situation calls for it.

    Post # 11
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    2612 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Some people might consider us NTNP since I’m not charting/temping/OPK etc. But we consider ourselves trying since we’re doing it like bunnies, more than normal, especially around and leading up to my predicted day of ovulation, and we want to get pregnant!

    I feel like, if you have sex every other day from cycle day 10-20 and aren’t charting, OR if you have sex every other day from cycle day 10-20….what’s the diff? Is one couple not trying and the other is?

    Post # 12
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    2612 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Some people might consider us NTNP since I’m not charting/temping/OPK etc. But we consider ourselves trying since we’re doing it like bunnies, more than normal, especially around and leading up to my predicted day of ovulation, and we want to get pregnant!

    I feel like, if you have sex every other day from cycle day 10-20 and aren’t charting, OR if you have sex every other day from cycle day 10-20 and ARE charting….what’s the diff? Is one couple not trying and the other is?

    Post # 13
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    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    “if it happens, it happens. if not, no big deal.” that’s how i see it. we’ll probably do this for a couple years after the wedding. we’re not gonna actively be trying to have kids for a while, so i can see us doing the NTNP thing.

    Post # 14
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    416 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    To me, both of your poll options mean the same thing.  If you’re having unprotected sex, you’re putting yourself in the position of getting pregnant.  Sure, charting and doing OPKs might be a more aggressive way of TTC, but we started the month I stopped the pill, and all we did was maybe BD a little more in the middle of the month.  I just think that if you’re not preventing, then you’re trying, though there are different degrees of trying.

    Post # 15
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    2247 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I personally consider NTNP to be when you and your SO are having unprotected sex and want to fall pregnant – however, you’re not charting, taking OPK’s etc.

    ETA: @ZoeyGirl:  “To me, both of your poll options mean the same thing.  If you’re having unprotected sex, you’re putting yourself in the position of getting pregnant….I just think that if you’re not preventing, then you’re trying, though there are different degrees of trying.

    +1.

    Post # 16
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    1463 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t think one has to chart and all that to be actively TTC.  When I was actively trying to conceive, we just didn’t use any bc at all–but we were “trying to have a baby.”  I conceived the following month.

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