(Closed) Do you know of anyone who has gotten pregnant while NFP/FAM?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How did you/your friend get pregnant using NFP/FAM?
    Had sex during fertile window and chanced it... : (17 votes)
    40 %
    Charted perfectly, no sex during fertile window, still got pregnant : (17 votes)
    40 %
    Ovulated unexpectedly (ie: when no CM signs) : (3 votes)
    7 %
    Other.... : (5 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Yes, but they have all admitted they took a chance during a risky time. 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Yep, one of my BMs got pregnant when she was charting.  I’m not so sure she was consistant with it though.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Yes, one of my intended bridesmaids too. She ended up not making it to our wedding as she was about to be due. She was pretty dilligent charting too. 

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’m interested in more information because we are considering NFP once we’re married next month. Whoa- NEXT MONTH. That just got real! We hate condoms, and I don’t want the chemicals from BC in my body. Plus, we plan to start ttc within the next year.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I have one friend who got pregnant while NFP.  She was fertile during their honeymoon and they decided abstaining wasn’t worth it.  They have four kids now, I’m fairly sure they were more or less planned but I’m not positive.  

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Just for clarification NFP means that the man is ejaculating inside the woman, right? So it’s not the same as POM?

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @PitBulLover:  I thought it meant the exact opposite. Well then I mean we are looking into the pom as bc and I was wondering how effective that is when used correctly!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @Mrs.Elivs:  no Im pretty sure theyre different. We use POM and I dont chart or anything. He just pulls out every single time. NFP Im 99% sure that the man is ejaculating but only during the non-fertile times of the month

    We’ve been using POM for 5+ years and it’s been working ever since….

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @PitBulLover: My understanding of NFP is that you chart, keep track of cervical fluid, etc, and avoid during fertile days (you can ejaculate during sex if you’re not fertile). Techinically, NFP is generally associated w/ Catholics, b/c it involves religious aspects and abstaining during fertile time if you’re avoiding pregnancy. FAM is basically the same charting/temping rules, but there’s no religious aspect so you can use condoms during your fertile time (or anytime, really) if you’d like, rather than abstaining. Either NFP or FAM charting/temping methods could be used with the pull out method, just to be *extra* safe.

    @Mrs.Elivs: Again, we are the same person. So weird. Hahah. 

    @oracle: Unfortunately, I don’t know anyone that’s been using NFP/FAM for any significant amount of time, but my understanding is that if you’ve understood and followed the rules, you’ll know when you’re ovulating. So my guess is that most of these surprise babies are from having sex when you know you’re fertile and not using protection of another sort.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @indibee:  HAHAHA If you lived close I’d meet you for coffee! Not in the, “I’m a creepy internet stalker who is going to harm you in real life” way, but more of a, “we have WAY too much in common, let’s meet in a public place sip a latte and laugh about it,” kind of way!

    Man, reading over that has me finally realizing that working in the DV unit at a DA office really has me over cautious/reading into everything as some possible death motive lmao!! Must get out of criminal law!

     

    But, totally not doing NFP/FAM. Can’t sperm live inside of you for like 5 days? So, if you became fertile in that time frame, you O’ed sooner than expected you’d potentially become pregnant. That seems too risky to me. POM for the win.

    Post # 14
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Yep, but they were admittedly inconsistent with it and weren’t exactly using it as BC – it was more of a NTNT situation.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    yep, me. but i had just started charting two months prior… i am assuming i read some sort of sign wrong.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @Mrs.Elivs:  Sperm can live that long IF fertile cervical mucus is present.  Otherwise, their life span is much shorter.  That said, most NFP surprise babies are conceived from the transition into the fertile time after your period. 

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