(Closed) Pull Out Method— Anyone get pregnant using this method?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Did you ever get pregnant using the pull out method?
    No, never, and we've been using it for over a year. : (61 votes)
    55 %
    No, never, and we've been using it for less than a year : (18 votes)
    16 %
    Yes, but he didn't pull out in time. : (11 votes)
    10 %
    Yes, even though he always pulled out in time. : (20 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 61
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    Worker bee

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    NightOwl27:  Want to know what I love the most?? The latin name for the pull out method…

    Coitus interruptus 😀

    Post # 62
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    Buzzing bee

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    abm0611:  Your opinion from your experience makes sense. I cannot imagine how hard it is to watch your sister go through that.

    I don’t know all that much about adhesions in the uterus and IUD’s since I’m not a gynecologist, but I did do some research about it before I got my IUD and I believe that IUDs can be placed in the uterus after adhesions have been removed to prevent regrowth of the scar tissues, which is completely contradictory to the idea that the IUD causes scarring in the first place.

    Was it determined that the changes in your sister’s uterus were definitely caused by the IUD? If that’s the case, it’s really unfortunate.

    We all take risks in life, unfortunately, and sometimes good people end up in the minority that is holding the short end. For example, in the news I’ve heard of a few young women who died due to blood clots that were likely caused by BCPs. There are risks to a lot of things we do to ourselves, and it’s great to be aware of that and weigh it before making decisions.

    Post # 63
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    Worker bee

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    MissMarple:  my friend died because of blod clots in her brain from hormonal birth control. She was 27. We all take risks based on our information but there is no way I would allow my child near IUDs or Hormonal BC after dealing what I have dealt with. I wish more people on this thread could give OP more credit for considering what is a real option for birth control. If it works at 70% oh well if it works near the efficacy of condoms – great. She is not less intelligent for considering it.

    Post # 64
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    Blushing bee

    I am weirded out by all things BC.  Lol.  Hormones and the like.  I am fine with condoms.  I have been sexually active for a little over 4 years.  The first 3….I used pretty much only pulling out (and a free period charting app to know when my risky week was….but I never charted temperature or mucus) and condoms….sometimes he used a condom AND pulled out.  We had sex everyday….sometimes more than once.  In the last year, I’ve decided I NEVER want kids…and so I started using natural sea sponges cut to size (OMG I LOVE THEM.  CAN NOT RECOMMEND THEM ENOUGH.  Check out JadeandPearl.  NEITHER of us can feel them.  It’s amazing.  I’ve never even told my fiance I use them ;].) coated in pure aloe gel and lemon juice (as a spermicide) with pulling out, and sometimes a condom (always a condom during ovulation and the days surrounding).  So far, so good.  I should say…..I’ve never had FULL unprotected/finished sex at any point in my cycle.  

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 11 months ago by  SamEatsBrains.
    Post # 68
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    Blushing bee

    There are two listings for the same product.  They are just natural sea sponges.  Some are sold as ‘tampons’ others sold for sex.  But they’re the same thing.  You can pick a size.  And then cut them down as you choose.  You have to ass the aloe and lemon on your own, but they are SO amazing and worth it…and reusable!  Love them!

    Post # 70
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    Helper bee

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    NightOwl27:  I was only on the pill for about a year of my life. Literally until TTC I only had sex with condoms. You have to shop around, get good ones (Not Life Styles for instance. Those are horrible). There are a ton of different kinds, some with lube already on them, yada yada. I just feel like a lot of men use cheap crappy condoms in college they got for free from a dorm stash and then dismiss the entire method as unpleasent. Which leads to SO MANY women taking hormonal pills. IDK. Maybe you’ve tried a bunch, but if not I would get some mix packs and try it out. 

    Post # 71
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My sister, also a nurse, claimed she was using both the “rhythm method” and “pull and pray” when she got pregnant with my nephew.  Since she’s a nurse, I was quite surprised.  I consider that no birth control at all.

    Post # 73
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

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    NightOwl27:  Darling Husband and I used POM for about 5 months before actively TTC. once we removed all barriers it still took us 4 months to get preggo. So, you never know. 

    Post # 74
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Fiance and I have been using the POM for over three years without a problem. You do have to be super careful, though, which can sometimes be a bit of a mood killer. Lately, my body has been a bit abnormal so I’m going to start (well, try) charting. Women in my family have had a hard time with both getting pregnant and miscarriages so I’d like to start charting at least a year before we TTC.

    Post # 75
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    The POM worked for us for over 5 years, but in addition to the POM, I also charted. I went off BCP due to a huge decrease in sex drive and weight gain, and I had been on it for such a long time I thought it was time for a break. I charted to ensure that my periods were regular, but also if I was ovulating that was when me and my husband would refrain from sex or use a condom. I was married August 24th of last year, and about a month and a half later I found out I was pregnant. During all the craziness of the wedding I think I forgot to chart and I was ovulating….. so I pretty much conceived the weekend of my wedding or shortly after. I will continue to vouch for the POM, it works. But I really only believe it works if your charting as well, my case in point.

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