(Closed) Not actively TTC but not using birth control..anyone else?

posted 9 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
3189 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We got pregnant the very first month we stopped using birth control! But we stopped using BC because we were ready to start TTC, but I wasn’t charting or keeping track of my cycle or anything. Honestly, I kind of see not using BC and TTC as almost the same thing…I know some will disagree, but to me if you’re not actively trying to prevent pregnancy, then I hope you’re trying to get pregnant or would be excited if it happens, otherwise it just seems like a really bad idea.

Post # 4
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re doing the same thing, pull out only. DH doesn’t want to get pregnant right away, but if it happens, it happens. I feel better off the pill, though I’ve only been off a month. I was 5 days late this cycle and convinced I was pregnant but Aunt Flo came yesterday. I’m excited but totally nervous, too. Not sure I’m ready for it all, but is anyone ever 100% ready?

Post # 7
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Wonderstruck:  I totally agree with your point about NTNT basically equaling TTC.  I understand that people who chart and use OPKs might be taking it to the next level, but if you’re not trying to prevent pregnancy, then I hope you’d be fine getting pregnant.  I think it’s funny when people aren’t using birth control, but say they’re not intentionally trying to get pregnant.

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@roweboat:  We’re TTC, in that I went off BC, but it’s our first month so we’re not charting or doing anything else specific.  If we don’t conceive within 4 months or so, we’ll probably bump up our efforts to be a little more active.

Post # 8
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

We are on our third month of ntnp. I stopped the pill in late October. So far, no bfp. Not saying we are not “trying” because we don’t time our bd around ovulation and I’m not temping. if I were to get pregnant, we’d be thrilled but we aren’t hard on ourselves if it doesn’t happen. We do hope to be pregnant by the end of the summer so if we aren’t by them, we will move into full  on ttc. 

Post # 9
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

This is totally us.  Ttc for two months, taking a birthcontrol free break for work reasons.   We are using pull out and are ok with an oops.  

Post # 10
3263 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We just stopped BC too. I think most people when they say NTNP just mean that they are not actively charting, etc. That’s the situation for us at the moment. We are looking forward to having children and if it happens while we’re not preventing then great. If it’s been a while and nothing’s happening, then we may decide to take a more active role in TTC, charting, etc. 

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