Post # 1
Hello Ladies/Future Mommies!
Me and hubby are going to start TTC….in about 6-8 months when he’s gotten his transfer. We’re going to NTNP, becasue I’m really done with birth control and we’re going to be living apart for awhile, but seeing eachother every other weekend. If it happened we woouldn’t be upset, but we’d rather it happen later!
I was wondering if there were any other ladies were like us. If you’re NTNP, are you tracking your CM? bd’ing on/arround what MIGHT be your fertile time? We’re not charting, trying to predict Oing, but I have been trying to learn what my CM looks like in my cycle. It all kind of looks the same to me right now (:P).
I feel kind of odd posting in the POAS threads, as I have no idea WHEN my TWW would be. We agreed that those kind of things would be considered “trying” and we’re not going to do that. If I’m late by a few days- then I’ll test.
If you are NTNP, what’s your story? When are you going to start TTC? What are you doing to prepare?
Post # 3
I think im in a similar situation. About a year ago I felt the need to come off the BCP I wasn’t having any problems I had just been on it for so long that I felt that I needed to let my body be in its natural state (if that makes any sense) So my boyfriend (now fiance) and I knew that we were planning to get engaged and married talked it over and we decided that we would be perfectly happy if we had a baby but we would just try to be careful in other ways. So the only preventing that we were doing was…..Sorry for TMI him pulling out and I payed attention to my body and was watching my Fertility window. So far we have not had so much as a scare.
Now we will be getting married soon and I think we will start to more actively try in sept or october. I am pretty intune with my body and I can when I should be fertile. Hopefully we have no trouble but to prepare I started taking vitamins and exercising as well as cleaning up my diet. Don’t know if this helps you any!
Post # 4
I dont know if this really applies, because we were NTNP but we were in denial and told ourselves that I just wouldn’t get pregnant.. HAHA.. I am almost 10w pregnant!
My nuva ring ran out in August or September and I never got back on BC. FI hates condoms me too.. so we really just didn’t prevent anyway. I knew when my supposedly fertile window was because of the my days period tracker but I never tracked temps or anything so i dont know that it was accurate. I asked FI the other day if he was under the impression we were NTNP or if we were NP but just didn’t really think we would get knocked up because there’s such a small window and we probably only have sex once a week sometimes 2x a week some weeks… and he said he just really didnt think we’d get pregnant because it seems like its so hard to time it perfectly. and i was kind of in the same mindset i guess.
I think a lot of the NTNP is laid back.. very minimal tracking.. maybe keeping track of CM or another symptom of O date. But I think the point is that you’re not TRYING to get pregnant so you’re not really trying to plan around your O date.. That’s the impression I’ve gotten from what I’ve read on different threads!
Post # 5
Me! I’m getting married next April but we opted to go off BC in December and just go with the flow. I have had pretty regular cycles as far as length goes, but I do have issues with pre AF spotting that can happen during and up to the entire two weeks before AF starts. At first I was totally on board with getting pregnant right away but now I’m kind of having second thoughts. We are paying for a lot of our wedding and I can’t fathom how we’re going to be able to afford a baby and also pay off this wedding at the same time. As of right now, if I were to get pregnant the next cycle I’d be having a late February baby and that’s just two months before my wedding. Do I really want to have a newborn (not to mention all that baby weight) in the last two months before the wedding?! Ugh. I would have two months off of work up until the wedding which would be nice… but anyway.
So yeah, we are NTNP. I don’t chart, temp, I don’t even pay attention to CM. I have NO idea if I’m ovulating, but I think I am based on the way my body changes mid cycle (breast tenderness usually occurs right around CD14/15 and lasts for about a week). Up to this point I have been paying attention to when we BD around that time. This is our 5th cycle and I’m having my typical spotting so CD 1 should be here soon, bring on cycle 6.
At this point I’m still not going to back on birth control to avoid before the wedding. I’m turning 33 on Tuesday and we don’t want to wait forever, especially if I’m truly having issues and can’t get pregnant. We want to know sooner rather than later. With my luck I’ll go into labor on our wedding day, or be close to it. (I’ll really have to think about that in cycle 8..)
Post # 6
Just found this thread! We have started NTNP just a week ago. I’m kinda freaked out I might be pregnant right away but I try to keep remembering theres not a big chance of that happening (but its possible!) We will see what happens!!!
Post # 7
I am in the same boat (though I may be pregnant now, haha). We are planning on TTC in a few months, but we are just … Not exceptionally careful anymore. I havent been on BC in years because of side effects (after a few months I would get AF… And AF would never leave… Bleeding for a month is NOT FUN so hormones are def not for me!).
Now that I might be pregnant, I’m a mix of excited and panicked, haha.