(Closed) NTNP versus Actively TTC

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

Interesting thread! I’ll be following as we are actively TTC.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge

Would love to hear experiences and DH and I are thinking about NTNP this September. We dont really want to deal with the stress of actively TTC.  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Personally, I don’t understand the difference. Either you’re open to having a baby or you don’t want a baby. if you’re not preventing, then you’re trying for a baby.

We’re TTC as of 2 days ago and we’ve just stopped using contraception (I came of BCP 8 months ago). I know roughly when the fertile days will be but really it’s just going to be business as usual but without BC.

In can only assume that people use TTC to mean they’re doing temperature checks, ovulation kits, scheduling sex etc. But to me you’re TTC if you’re not preventing.

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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DaisyBlossom :  I think you’re correct in the “real world”- people not using protection are open to having children and are TTC.  On message boards I think the real difference is people NTNP just have sex when they feel like it (without regards to timing or fertile signs) and people who are actively TTC try to time sex around their fertile days/O.  At least, that is my opinion! 

I would have done NTNP for a few months but since I was charting TTA pregnancy (did it for over a year in between my pregnancies) it would be pretty much impossible to NTNP since I knew that I O’d every month around CD15.  In some ways, that might be easier because I would have just tried to have sex once or twice between CD 10-15 and would have skipped out on most of the rest of the month if I felt like it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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kes18 :  yep, We were NTNP…. didn’t chart or count days. we planned on “gamlbing” once a month or so and that was it ( using protection the rest of the time). Didn’t want the stress of TRYING or thinking about fertile days and what not… it took one time to conceive… haha! We thought we would have had a few more gambles, but are thrilled with our son coming.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

For a few months I used OPK’s and tried to track CM and fetile window and it failed every month. The month of June I didnt use any OPK’s or track anything at all or even think about TTC since I needed a mental break from trying, and it got me pregnant! We just had sex whenever we felt like it. It took about 11 months to conceive. 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

My first pregnacy we were NTNP and it was one cycle.  I was actually shocked.  We are currently NTNP and it has been 3 months.  I am still breastfeeding though, and have no period since my last baby, so it really a let’s just see what happens, lol.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Well I got pregnant with our first the first time DH didn’t pull out, so I guess you could say we were NTNP at that point. It was probably more of a happy oops than anything though.

We were NTNP for our second, and we also got pregnant the first cycle DH didn’t pull out.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

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DaisyBlossom :  no… not really.  When you are trying to conceive I think it is a top priority in your life.  We have 3 kids.  My DH and I would love one more.  Or we would love being done and getting out of the diaper phase, and maybe having an alone date again…  We are really okay with either scenario.  So right now, we are NTNP.  Whatever happens, happens.  If we do not get pregnant before he turn 40 next year, then that will be that and he is planning to get a vasectomy.  If we do, he is still planning to get it done becuase we do not want to worry about a pregnancy as I head into my late 30s and he is in his 40s.  But right right we are in that grey area, and it could really go either way.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

We got pregnant on the first cycle of NTNP, but with that said I was aware of my possible fertile window and we did have sex daily during it (it was also our honeymoon so we would have regardless).

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

We were NTNP and it took us 2 cycles.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Both of my pregnancies resulted after one cycle of NTNP. I was 27 and 29 at conception, and hadn’t been on any hormonal BC since 26, FWIW. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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zoey0317 :  we were NTNP for both- pregnant first cycle for our first and first cycle for our second. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We were NTNP for my first pregnancy. I got pregnant after 5 months. That pregnancy ended in MC, and I started actively trying. It took 8 months of charting and OPKs to get pregnant again. That pregnancy ended in MC also. I was again actively trying, but just using OPKs (I stopped temping) and it took 4 months to get to my current pregnancy ( 22 weeks and going strong! :o)

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