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Can you get pregnant using the pullout method :/???

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shellmc Sun 05-Jun-11 21:35:23

Hello Ladies.

I am a 26 year old mum of 1. My DS has just turned 2, i am currently off the pill as iv had a few problems with irregular bleeding ect. After a scan and tests and examination, My gp wasnt sure if it was due to the pill that i was getting irregular bleeding or an ectropian, which she described as being a small abrasion on the cervix :/. She mentioned changing my contraception, and so have decided to give the Pill Injection a try. I came off my pill which was cerazette on the 11th May i was told i had to wait for my first period before i could get the injection day day1-5. I had a small bleed on the 13th May, which i think was a withdrawl bleed.
What im confused about can i class that as my last period as i dont have regular periods and was bleedi ng evry 3-4 days while on the pill, I will mention since stopping cerazette iv had no irregular bleeding since my last bleed on the 13th which lasted 1 day, soo i now know its prob the pill that caused the bleeding.
Me and DH hav been having sex and using the pull out method (i know we should prob use condoms as extra protection) but we havent.
What i want to know can you still get pregnant doing this? Obv he is pulling out before you know what :O. I wouldnt be upset if i was to get pregnant and i dont think DH would be eitha, just wanted to know if anyone has.
We have been having regular sex 3-4 times a week using this method. I dont understand as i dont think iv ovulated as i havent had a proper period and dont know if i can class the 1 day bleed as a period ????????

Confused. Ill be interested in any comments. Thankyou

moondog Sun 05-Jun-11 21:36:12

What do you think?

Good grief. hmm

SilveryMoon Sun 05-Jun-11 21:37:33

You can till get pregnant. Pre-come can do it, he doesn't have to fully ejaculate, it will only take 1 of those little guys

RitaMorgan Sun 05-Jun-11 21:38:29

Did you snooze through sex education at school?

KarmaZBitch Sun 05-Jun-11 21:38:52

Seriously, are you 12 years old? Of course you can pregnant using withdrawal. Doh.

thenightsky Sun 05-Jun-11 21:38:59

DS is here coz of pull out method.

piprabbit Sun 05-Jun-11 21:40:34

15%-28% failure rate compared to 2% failure rate on the pill - according to Wikipedia.

AtSea Sun 05-Jun-11 21:46:47

Do you know what they call people that use the withdrawal method.....?
.....Mum and Dad!!!

Suggest you get to the your local Family Planning Clinic, there are so many options of contraception available to you. You could get a coil fitted if neither your DH or you are big fans of condoms, or go back on the pill if your doctor thinks you are an eligible candidate. You should do as soon as possible, and if you are not quite ready for the next bundle of joy, you may be putting too much pressure on you and your husband.

You will be offered good advice and something that will suit your body and lifestyle. To find your closest clinic and more advice see the below link...

good luck!

shellmc Sun 05-Jun-11 21:51:47

Thankyou, Im sorry if iv came over to you sounding petty and immature.

I didnt think it was possible i was discussing it with my work friends last night 2 ov those who also didnt think it wer possible. Yeah i suppose i may sound stupid but i came on here to ask.

Thanks for the answears tho.

APieOfButter Sun 05-Jun-11 21:55:49

Pre cum can very easily get you pregnant.

whydobirdssuddenlyappear Sun 05-Jun-11 22:06:28

Just because you haven't had a period doesn't mean you haven't ovulated. You ovulate 2 weeks before your period - this means that once you've come off the pill and your system's started to readjust, you'll ovulate, then have a period 2 (ish) weeks later. It can take a few weeks for your system to readjust post pill, equally it can be almost instantaneous.

shellmc Sun 05-Jun-11 22:07:06

Thanku Apieofbutter smile
Do you know if its likley i will of ovulated though as i havent had a proper period in ages.

BillyJoel Sun 05-Jun-11 22:08:51

FWIW we did it for over a decade before it failed - happily for us though not deliberately.

shellmc Sun 05-Jun-11 22:15:20

Thanx for your reply whydobirdssuddenlysppear. Me and DH would love another DC but we did say about waiting a little while before TTC again, bt if it happens it happens. I was just interested to know.

redflagsahoy Sun 05-Jun-11 22:17:40

Hi Shellmc you can 100% still get pregnant. Have you considered using ovulation sticks to check when you ovulate? Barrier method i.e. condoms should be ok until your new contraceptive is started

whydobirdssuddenlyappear Sun 05-Jun-11 22:22:12

No prob. For what it's worth, there are a couple of physical indicators that can help you to be more aware of when you're ovulating. A clear, wet, slippery discharge (known as egg white cervical mucus) is one. You could also get pains in your lower back on one side, though not everyone gets this.

ShowOfHands Sun 05-Jun-11 22:23:01

There are a lot of myths bandied around about the withdrawal method.

If used correctly it has a 4% failure rate. The failure rate increases to around 27% if you're not using it consistently or effectively.

There is no sperm in pre-ejaculate fluid. They did used to think there was but it's now clear that there isn't. What can very rarely happen is that if you have sex and some semen remains in the tubes and then you have sex again very soon afterwards, the residual sperm is pushed through and there's a minimal risk of conception.

Its major problem is that it's extremely hard to follow in theory. You're relying on somebody to pull out in time, consistently and reliably. This is where the failures occur, not due to errant sperm in pre-ejaculate fluid.

Personally I wouldn't rely on it and would just buy some condoms.

MumblingRagDoll Sun 05-Jun-11 22:25:11

Mate...I got pregant without it even going IN! The penis that is.

purpleflower123 Sun 05-Jun-11 22:28:07

I came off of cerazette and must have ovulated after 2 weeks as i tested positive pg test 4 weeks after I stopped taking it. I didn't have any physical signs that i had ovulated.

QueeferSutherland Sun 05-Jun-11 22:28:22

Really MRG! shock

ShowOfHands Sun 05-Jun-11 22:30:37

Sperm are determined little buggers. You have to pull out and run as far away as you can. You then have to nuke the bastards in case one breaks free.

I know somebody sort of in a friend of a friend type way who swears blind she got pregnant when her bf ejaculated in the bath they were sharing. Not sure if he was supposed to be ejaculating mind. Quite rude if not.

EricNorthmansMistress Sun 05-Jun-11 22:31:12

As Showy says, if he has ejaculated not long before you have sex there can be sperm in the tubes which will be carried out with the pre-cum. I know more than one person who has been pregnant through withdrawal.

If you are using NFP (charting when you are fertile and having no penetrative sex at all during that time) then you are pretty unlikely to get pregnant. But as you don't know whether you have ovulated or not I'd say there is a chance you could conceive. You will ovulate before your first period arrives.

mollycuddles Sun 05-Jun-11 22:33:29

My dh is a product of the withdrawal method. He's fab so I'm very glad it's not an effective method of contraception. Bit of a shock to his naive, young and unmarried mother in 1968.

EricNorthmansMistress Sun 05-Jun-11 22:35:21

Also my DH seems to start spunking before he actually comes (TMI? nah) it's only a matter of seconds but if he is leaving it to the last second I reckon some still gets in there.

eurochick Sun 05-Jun-11 22:38:15

MRG, that happened to a friend of mine too. No entry but he came near her and somehow some must have crept in.

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