Post # 1
This is just a poll for fun, but I am curious to hear other people’s opinon about this. What percentage of children (let’s say born in the USA) were not planned in your opinion? And I mean PLANNED, not “not wanted”. I know plenty of unplanned children that were absolutely adored and welcomed, and also parents who planned their children and then regreted it, for some reason or another.
I personally think the number is quite large…at least 50% 🙂
Post # 3
If you’re having sex I don’t think you should ever be surprised by a pregnancy. I would have voted 0% if it was an option.
That is the what sex is for, making babies!
Post # 4
I had a birth control baby so unplanned pregnancy is possible, very possible and happens quite frequently with birth control methods and such.
I would say around 70% but I’m probably way off.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
I guessed just under 50%. I have no idea though & it’s not something I tend to ask people haha. I dp know that my parents tried for my brother & I, but our sister was a lovely suprise ;]
Post # 6
The amount of women the comment ‘my birth control didnt work! Oops!’ is quite ridiculous so I would say at least 50% don’t know how to take BC properly and end up with a woopsy daisy baby.
Post # 7
@Ilovetruffels: I’m thinking about 75% if you include those who weren’t preventing, but weren’t exactly planned. Maybe even higher.
Post # 8
@Ilovetruffels: i just read in the paper (USA Today, WSJ and WP are the ones I read every day) that it’s something like 56%.
Post # 9
@TwoStatesBride: Wow really? That is a coincidence, I was just asking out of curiosity 🙂 It sounds about right, but I also think it is hard to admit for many people, so the “real” number would probably be even higher.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room
2 of my sister’s children were “unplanned”. And all 3 of my boss’s children were unplanned as well.
Post # 11
@Ilovetruffels: probably so. i was unplanned, and so was my sister, even though our parents were married and fairly ‘responsible’ people. my friend just got pregnant (unplanned), and the very next day i read that in the paper, so i think it made her feel better.
its not a surprise at all to me.
Post # 12
Another sibling and i were planned and the last 2 were not so I would say 50%.
Post # 13
Haha I think the better word in this case is “surprise” — it sounds happier than “unplanned” and accounts for all those “I HAD COMPLETELY GIVEN UP BUT THEN I GOT PREGNANT AFTER ALL!” babies. In which case I totally think 60-70% 🙂
Post # 14
My parents got pregnant (unplanned) with my twin sister and I. They actually didn’t know it was twins until we were born. So, I guess it was a double surprise.
Also, I have two daughters who were both unplanned. One of my daughters was born while I was on birth control and using it properly. So, you just never know.
Post # 15
I’m only guessing– maybe 50%?
Post # 16
@FauxBoho: I took my birth control properly and still got pregnant. User error isn’t always what causes unplanned pregnancies on birth control.