(Closed) NTNP versus Actively TTC

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
2957 posts
Sugar bee

Wow, everyone getting PG in the first or second cycle of NTNP makes me feel like a shriviled up old loser! J/k. Not really. Woe is me. LOL. 

Can you tell I am just a couple days from either AF or a positive pg test?

All that said, we were NTNP for 6 months and nothing happened. I’ve been using OPKs for a couple months and nothing yet.

Post # 17
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

It’s funny actually! DH and I were actively TTC for five months and got nowhere. We were NTNP for two months (we needed a break…TTC can be actually quite stressful) and we got pregnant! So I usually just say we were TTC for seven months, and if anyone asks follow up questions I do the ‘breakdown’. I guess once we removed the stress things just ‘happened’!

Post # 18
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was tracking my period and we got pregnant first cycle. Not sure if that puts us at NTNP or TTC. It definitely wasn’t by accident.

Post # 19
2125 posts
Buzzing bee

I was tracking my cycles in order to PREVENT and still got pregnant on the first full cycle. Sigh. I’m super fertile. 

Having said that, very excited to meet my son in December! 

Post # 21
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We were NTNP for #1 and got pregnant the first month I had my IUD out. We were on our honeymoon so BD every day or every other day. 

For number #2 we were pulling out to prevent pregnancy. I was still breastfeeding, but knew I may be fertile because I had had 3 very spaced out periods (between 45-60 days, normal for me was 30 day cycles). I got pregnant 2 months before we were going to stop pulling out. Haha it’s a happy surprise. The most surprising part was we only BD’d one day, and when I looked back it was cycle day 10, so maybe my cycle would have been a normal 30 day one that time.


Post # 22
2125 posts
Buzzing bee

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DaisyBlossom :   “Personally, I don’t understand the difference…if you’re not preventing, then you’re trying for a baby… to me you’re TTC if you’re not preventing.”

Genuinely going to try to explain in case you legit don’t understand the difference. 

TTC means that:
(1) you have chosen to stop your BC for the purpose of concieving a child,
(2) you have the desire to concieve a child, and
(3) you are trying to concieve using one or more active methods (cycle tracking, charting, temping, etc.).

NTNP means that:
(1) you have chosen to stop your BC for any number of reasons, which may or may not include the desire to concieve a child, 
(2) you wouldn’t mind convieving a child, but also wouldn’t mind NOT concieving a child
(3) you are not trying to concieve using any active methods

For example, a person who is NTNP could have stopped their BC because it was raising their blood pressure. They wouldn’t mind having a baby, but also wouldn’t mind remaining child free. They are not charting, temping, or actively trying to concieve, but they also aren’t avoiding their fertile days with the intention of avoiding pregnancy.  

Post # 23
742 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’ve been pregnant twice (chemicals) and they were both when I was actively ttc. I had many other months where we were ntnp but never conceived. I honestly don’t think one way is better than the other. It all just boils down to may variables coming into place. 

Post # 24
1789 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

NTNP for those unsure is just having unprotected sex whenever without considering whether it’s around the time of ovulation or checking for any signs of the fertile window.

We were technically NTNP because we’d been talking about having a baby and was planning on charting starting the next month but during spontaneous sex I suggested ‘why don’t you try finishing inside?’ and he did and BOOM pregnant XD

Post # 25
1069 posts
Bumble bee

Thanks for the replies. I think there is a difference between baby threads and the offline world on the difference. 

To me stopping BC but not rearly wanting a child is stupidity so that might be why I think they’re similar. 

Mo consider myself TTC and very much want a baby but clearly by the standards of many threads I’m not because I’m not tracking everything. 

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