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Do any of you use the withdrawal method?

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MattieB19 Tue 07-May-19 13:19:41

Or do you consider those who use only this method to be significant risk?

BigSandyBalls2015 Tue 07-May-19 13:20:28

That's how I ended up with twins …...

Drogosnextwife Tue 07-May-19 13:22:59

I wouldn't do it but I would love to come off contraception, hate condoms they feel horrible. I find it surprising that they still haven't though of any kind of contraception for me other than condoms hmm

RagingWhoreBag Tue 07-May-19 13:23:20

I’ve used it with DP for 7 years but I’m in my 40s and presume not very fertile. We each have our own DCs and don’t want any more but he’s a condom refuser and I can’t take hormonal contraceptives so unless he gets the snip, he has to withdraw. I appreciate that it’s not 100% but combined with the rhythm method (ie no PIV for 7-10 days when I’m most fertile) it’s worked so far <touch wood, fingers crossed etc>

Drogosnextwife Tue 07-May-19 13:23:27

Men, not me!

ItsNiceItsDifferentItsUnusual Tue 07-May-19 13:24:57

I got pregnant using it.

rodentattack Tue 07-May-19 13:25:48

I just had surgery on my cervix. Had to have my Mirena removed and can't have sex for 4 weeks, after which there will be a wait to get another Mirena. I'm afraid there will be a bit of withdrawing going on while we wait 😜 Can't imagine I'm particularly fertile these days though.

Capybaras Tue 07-May-19 13:28:29

We used natural cycles as I didn't get on with hormonal contraception and after a while we weren't loving condoms. But we were happy with the possibility of falling pregnant. Used natural cycles/withdrawal successfully for a year and then fell pregnant first time we started trying. If falling pregnant would be a bad thing for you then withdrawal probably isn't the was to go!

Connieston Tue 07-May-19 13:29:04

I've used it for a while when me and XH were newly married and "trying but not trying". At least 18 months or so with no pregnancy and when we did get Pg it was when we decided to get serious and would have been two or three months after not withdrawing. So in my experience it worked but a short window comparatively and it wouldn't have mattered if I did get Pg. I wouldn't risk it if I did not want to be pregnant!

roundligament Tue 07-May-19 13:29:12

Yes and very well for 6 years no mistakes one planned pregnancy
Took the pill for two months and got pregnant ..

Megan2018 Tue 07-May-19 13:31:34

We used it highly successfully for 6 years. We stopped to TTC and got pregnant pretty quickly given we are over 40. We are very happy with it (but an earlier pregnancy would not have been a disaster).
My DH has very good control though due to a medical circumcision which resulted in loss of sensitivity. It might not work so well for someone else.

SoundofSilence Tue 07-May-19 13:32:32

My withdrawal method baby is now 6.

Sculpin Tue 07-May-19 13:34:50

I used this method for years without falling pregnant. I think it depends a lot on the man's self control!

Springisallaround Tue 07-May-19 13:36:23

Yes, for about 18 months, then planned baby, back to the method for 9 months, then another planned baby. Was fine for us as we weren't totally against having an earlier baby. Was very disciplined though, no mistakes, I think often people make mistakes and then don't do anything about it in which case pregnancy is quite likely.

itscallednickingbentcoppers Tue 07-May-19 13:36:44

I've used it for years and not got pregnant either, but we wouldn't mind if we did conceive.

BuildBuildings Tue 07-May-19 13:41:09

Yep been doing it for 14 year from aged 20 ksame partner) never been pregnant. Accidentally or planned!

NotSoThinLizzy Tue 07-May-19 13:50:19

Currently pregnant with a withdrawal baby 😊 but its because my cycles messed up and did a 20 day cycle instead of 30. If a baby wouldn't be the end of the world then it's worth it. We was using it fine for nearly 2 years before this.

MattieB19 Tue 07-May-19 13:54:28

Thanks for all your responses! To those who got pregnant, do you think this was because your DP didn't pull out in time? Understandably I know you may not know exactly.

NotSoThinLizzy Tue 07-May-19 15:48:56

In our case OH pulled out in time but we are quite fertile. I was 25 at the time so age on our side too

Hezz Tue 07-May-19 15:50:19

Yes for about ten years, no problems at all.

Yogagirl123 Tue 07-May-19 15:53:21

Used this method for years, only got pregnant when we planned too.

redannie118 Tue 07-May-19 16:01:58

Been using it for 3 years , no issues but i am 46 and DP has delayed ejaculation so we always have plenty of notice! Never even finish inside regardless of dates( and my cycle is regular as clockwork)

Rosebud1985 Tue 07-May-19 16:07:26

Used it successfully for about three years without getting pregnant, but it wouldn’t have been the end of the world if I had.

I wouldn’t use it as a method if I seriously didn’t want to get pregnant

Shahlalala Tue 07-May-19 16:14:34

We used it for 8 years with no pregnancies.
Tried for 2 weeks and was pregnant, then used it successfully for another few years and tried again and was pregnant within the month again.
I wouldn’t have used this method if I wasn’t in a committed relationship and really didn’t want to be pregnant, just in case. It works for us though.

pumpastrotter Tue 07-May-19 16:16:41

Yep we did for a couple of months, my DD is proof of it's effectiveness and yes DH was pulling out in time for the finale.

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