Was wondering if i's possible to fall pg using the withdrawal method as a form of contracception? Had sex on the the 5th which according to my cycle was in the middle of ovulation and for the past 10 days I've been experiencing backache and continuos pain in my lower abdomen ( at some point I thought it was appendix). Sometimes the pain is soo bad I need to take painkillers. Has any of you got pregnant using this method?
thanks girls. My period is supposed to be due tomorrow if I stand to my last 3 periods ( for the past 3 months I've had a 26 days cycle but the previous ones were of 24-32 and 28) so I just have to wait and see. Got pg while on the pill with ds ( was suffering from bad constipation and started to use strong laxative without cosulting the gp )and only realised at 9 weeks so I can't really compare and have no clue about pregnancy symptoms!!
surprisenumber3: LOL!!!my hubby told me the same. I have to say that we've been using it for the past two years with no accidents. We talked about having another one and he was adamant he didn't want another one soo soon so IF I am pg I'm not sure he'll react that well
Remember it only takes one sperm to fertilise an egg and a small amount of sperm can sometimes be released before ejaculation. I used it successfully for a few years too but hey ho. It wasn't successful this time around.
Let us know how you get on. And if your DH isn't happy well, he was there too!
Yeah, my DH hasn't taken it well. Even to the point where he thought we should talk about getting rid of it (the thought of us having 4 kids between us terrified him), but he is coming round now...I think.
I do keep reminding him though that he told me I wouldn't get pregnant and that my egg was there anyway and it wasn't my fault he fertilised it
I am sorry to say this, but IMO "withdrawal method" is NOT a method of contraception but one possible way of trying to conceive!! It is SO unreliable that I would really encourage you to do a test ASAP so you know where you stand.
I am with all the husbands/partners/boyfriends out there who "will not consider another method"! It is not them who will be stuck with a decision what to do if an unwanted pregnancy occurs and they will not necessarily have to live whichever way that decision went!!
IMO it should only ever be considered if a couple wish to space their children but would not be too upset if they conceived anyway. For all of you that it has worked for for several years, thank your lucky stars! I am really not sarky/flippant about this, but I deal with too much misery in regards to this kind of misinformation in my professional life to not feel strongly about it.
"As safe as condoms" - right and wrong. 85% quoted for condoms is an average. An inexperienced couple fumbling in the back of a car have a MUCH higher chance of getting it wrong then a longterm couple who have had lots of practice using condoms. And then there is the prevention of STDs...
Sorry again, Luce, rant over, but please do test so you can consider your options. If you are not pregnant (and do no want to be) please, please, please change method of contraception.
No need to apology mummyfor3!! I agree with you, completely. I wouldn't mind, honestly. I'd rather wait another year or so but it wouldn't be a tragedy!!!He's my dp who doesn't want at all and thinks that this is a very safe method Anyway, I've been having some spotting since late last night but still waiting for the REAL thing to happen
what I find weird is this pain in my lower back that's been bothering me for the past 10+days and the fact that what is supposed to be period pain is very very mild. but we'll see. It might just be a very light period