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Just how risky is this?

(15 Posts)
SparklyReindeerShit Wed 17-Dec-14 12:10:01

Ebf (however dc does sleep through) a 12 week old.
How risky is using pull out method? Am I being a total idiot?
Af not returned yet.

SparklyReindeerShit Wed 17-Dec-14 12:10:26


EhricJinglingHisBallsOnHigh Wed 17-Dec-14 12:11:11

Of course it's risky. Do you want another baby?

MildDrPepperAddiction Wed 17-Dec-14 12:13:35

My friend ended up with a surprise baby using that method.

scaevola Wed 17-Dec-14 12:18:35

If the DC is sleeping through (ie you are not feeding round the clock), then LAM has no contraceptive effect at all.

Withdrawal isn't as ineffective as sometimes thought, but has the major drawback that if mistimed you may as well have used nothing. And the need to withdraw can have quite an impact on enjoyment. Better than nothing in an emergency, I suppose. But unless you don't mind another PG any time from now onwards, you should probably be considering a more reliable method.

Hakluyt Wed 17-Dec-14 12:20:29

Are you being a total idiot?

Unless you want another baby, then yes, you are. Condoms are easily available.

nottheOP Wed 17-Dec-14 12:21:18

Its not terrible when you avoid your most fertile days BUT you don't know when they are yet.

nottheOP Wed 17-Dec-14 12:21:37

You're also super fertile with a 12 week old.

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Wed 17-Dec-14 12:22:09

Very risky. Do you want another baby ?

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Wed 17-Dec-14 12:24:49

I would say it's risky. Not only that, you don't know if your periods haven't returned because of the EBF or because you are pregnant. Mine returned at 8 weeks each time despite EBF on demand!!

SparklyReindeerShit Wed 17-Dec-14 12:51:13

I know I'm being stupid really sad
With dc1 af returned after 5 weeks so I guess part of me thought I'd have longer this time if af hang come back yet.
Luckily or not for dh we've not had time to dtd much. We need to use condoms don't we?

EhricJinglingHisBallsOnHigh Wed 17-Dec-14 12:55:05

You do realise you will ovulate before your period comes back and you have literally no idea when that might be?

AMumInScotland Wed 17-Dec-14 13:01:51

If you're vaguely hoping to space out your pregnancies, but not that bothered, then that's fine. If you don't want to get pregnant, then you need to use some more reliable method!

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Wed 17-Dec-14 13:03:29

yes you do

and a pp is ovulate before you have your 1st period

SparklyReindeerShit Wed 17-Dec-14 15:13:09

Oh I know about the ovulating before period thing. Hmm.
Don't want any more dc. Off to the shops for supplies!

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