Post # 17
I was tetermined *not* to over-think the whole thing (with mixed success). Even the term TTC alone turned me off big time.
I refused to chart my temperature, I did however keep track of my periods and ovulations (since I could feel them anyway).
So, it took me 8 months to fall pregnant this way. For what it’s worth, my sister-in-law started TTC at the same time, was uber-organized and on top of things, and it took her exactly 8 months, too 😉
I did get nervous though in the end… what if it didn’t work out, and the doctor tells me to go home and chart properly for half a year to figure out what’s going on?? That would have sucked… *phew*
Post # 18
DH and I stopped using protection in Mid-August…and I was pregnant just a few weeks later! Literally, I think the very first time I got pregnant. Honestly, I was shocked – I’d anticipated the possibility of having trouble since it took my parents quite a while (about a year) to get pregnant with me.
Post # 19
Looking at the TTC board is going to skew what you see. I’ve seen enough OMG I got pregnant by accident posts here.
Those on the TTC board probably didn’t get knocked up while trying to avoid it, and probably didn’t get pregnant while just NTNT.
So what the heck am I doing here? No idea, maybe it’s time I got off the intertubes for the night.
Post # 20
Yep it can totally happen : we got pregnant right on our first cycle TTC without charting just by doing it 😉
Post # 21
It totally makes sense that those who are really into charting and planning would go online and be over-represented online.
At least, that’s what I’m going to tell myself when I start to freak out a little.
Post # 22
We went off BC. I got the mydays app to track my period. In our first month TTC we tried to time BDing around fertile window. We are now pregnant. I know it is different for every person.
Post # 23
We got pregnant on accident the ONE time in 6 1/2 years we had sex without protection. So yeah… I’d say we did it without counting and planning. lol
Post # 24
I just went off BCP this month and we’re going to not try, not prevent anything that happens from here on out. So…. I’ll let you know 😉 I’m hoping it’ll just ‘happen’ without having to track my cycle.
Post # 25
@viewfrmhere: I can totally relate! I don’t want to “take all the fun out of it” but I am also SUPER type-A and I can already sense that it may be really hard for my inner control freak to not to anything whatsoever. I have also been on BCP for almost 15 years so I have no clue what my cycle might be like, so I am thinking as a “compromise” I might track my cycle and try to make a concerted effort to BD on the likely ovulation days, but try not to let it totally take over. We shall see how successful that is….
Post # 26
We are kind of half and half… My DH thinks we are NTNP but I am using OPKs just to hopefully make sure we are doing the deed around ovulation. I know my DH would not be on board with temping, charting etc. If we were tyring for a long time then I would start being more active but I need to respect his wishes, in that he does not want to be BDing to a schedule.
Post # 27
@Sea_bass: I think this is what I might try….but I also don’t want to feel like I am going behind his back! Perhaps I can tell him I’m going to “sort of” keep track but not make a point to let him know the specific dates…? That’s the hard part for me to balance right now…
Post # 28
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@viewfrmhere: No worries unless you already know of a specific reason you would have trouble TTC. Start out by having fun and BDing (baby dancing/sex) every other day for 6 months without birth control and you should turn up pregnant. If after 6 months you aren’t then I would say to chart your fertility using something like TCOYF (Taking Charge of Your Fertility.) If after 12 months you’re not pregnant, then it’s time to worry and take your charts to an RE (reproductive endocrinologist.)
Post # 29
I got pregnant without charting or counting. In fact, I wasn’t even trying to get pregnant. We were avoiding sex during my ovulation days, but I never did charting to know exactly when those were (I estimated based on what is average for most people). Apparently, my cycle isn’t average, because I got pregnant! It was a surprise, but we are happy about it.