Post # 1
So NTNT mean that you are having sex and not using any type of contraceptives? The description of NTNT sounds like what we will be doing when we start TTC to conceive very shortly and it made me think is anyone who is TTC just trying the old fashioned way or does TTC now mean that use are charting, using OPK’s etc?
I am just wondering if there are many bees who started trying without charting, using opk’s, etc. and were successful.
Post # 3
When we got married we were a bit lazy with bc, we were aware of my cycles so didnt use any barrier when not fertile but didnt do anything formally to keep track of it, so I kinda called that the in between state.
We never charted but the first month we decided to TTC, which just meant no barrier ever during the month, i was pregnant. we dtd everyday normally so a barrier was the only change for us.
Post # 4
@troubled- That’s great to hear. I figured in the beginning we wouldn’t make ourselves crazy with all of the gadgets, but after seeing all of the NTNT vs. TTC it made me wonder if everyone is using methods to try and get pregnant now.
Post # 5
I considered us TTC even though we weren’t charting or regularly using OPKs. After nearly a year of nothing happening, I decided to chart and just got our positive after one month of charting. I was told two months ago I have PCOS though, so that may have had something to do with it. I don’t think that you have to be monitoring everything to be considered TTC. I definitely wanted to take more of the laid back approach.
Post # 6
I think NTNT is just having sex and not trying to make sure that you use any other method (even pull out method) and whatever happens, happens. Means that you are not disappointed if something doesnt happen or if something does. TTC means that you are actively trying to get pregnant.
Post # 7
I was charting, but we hadn’t decided if we were charting to avoid or TTC. We just went with the flow. The chart allowed me to see when my cycle would come and it also indicated that I am pregnant based on the temps. During my fertile period we didn’t make it a point to use protection or not use protection. We just went with the flow knowing that we could get pregnant and when it probably happened.
Post # 8
I think of NTNT more as NNT (not NOT trying). As in, we’re not keeping track of when to do it and then making sure we hit the key days. Instead we were just doing it without any sort of protection and whatever happens, happens.
With TTC, I’m letting Darling Husband when he better bring his A game and actually scheduling time to make sure we do it on the “right” days. So, actively doing something to try to make a baby.
Post # 9
This is exactly how I think of it as well.
Post # 10
I don’t think you necessarily have to be charting or anything to be TTC- I look at the difference more as what you want to happen. Someone TTC is having sex without birth control and wants to get pregnant (and may be charting, but doesnt have to be) where as someone NTNT is someone who is having sex without birth control and is fine if pregnancy results, fine if it doesn’t. For that matter, I am such a control freak that I can’t imagine not caring either way, but some people are just laid back about that. So, even though I wasn’t charting after I went off the pill, I considered myself TTC and my husband NTNT, as he was much more whatever happens, happens.
Post # 11
@Tatum: I’d definitely say that we’re TTC without charting though. I’m going off of the calendar, ovulation signs, and OPKs. We’re definitely focusing on the right time to get the most of our BD. For me, it’s more mindful than I thought I would be maybe because I’m ready and want it. My gung ho nature towards this means that we probably should have been NTNT a few months before because I really want us to hit the mark on our timeline for conception instead of being laid back and relaxed about it.
Post # 12
I guess I am such a control freak I could never NTNT. I couldn’t just not care because then what it I ate drank things I’m not supposed to. Even though we won’t use other tools in the beginning as soon as we stop using protection I will not be drinking alcohol, coffee, etc. and will be taking extra good care of my body. I was a double major in psychology including child development so I took four years of learning what happens and develops before you even know. But I plan everything, so it just makes sense I would have to be in control of this lol
Post # 13
I view TTC as not using birth control and having sex hoping to get pregnant ASAP (don’t have to be tracking or charting anything necessarily though).
I see NTNT as not using birth control and accepting the fact that you may get pregnant but not necessarily hoping and trying to get pregnant right away.
Post # 15
NTNT vs. TTC is really more about your attitude than what you’re doing (although that’s part of it too). NTNT is being ok with becoming pregnant, but not actively trying to avoid pregnancy, or become pregnant. It’s not caring too much one way or another. TTC is making an effort to DTD with the specific intent of becoming pregnant, and really trying to get pregnant. It just depends on what your purpose is- although hopefully it’s fun no matter what. 🙂
Post # 16
@Beluga: lol teenage mutatnt ninja turtles? I like that method best