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What's the difference?

What's the difference between actually trying to conceive and not trying but not preventing?

I've seen both terms tossed around and was just curious. Thanks :)

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PrincessZ20

Asked by PrincessZ20 at 4:36 PM on Jan. 19, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • Trying to concieve to me is when you really want a baby right now and are trying to do so. Not trying but not preventing means that you are not worring about it just letting nature do its thing. If its meant to be it will be type of deal.
    Kellyboot

    Answer by Kellyboot at 4:39 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • I think when you are TTC you try and time things for when you know you are fertile and you really keep up with your cycles and stuff. When you are just not preventing, but not really trying then you have sex whenever you feel like it and really don't pay attention to when it happens during your cycle.
    AlliO2

    Answer by AlliO2 at 4:39 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • If you are trying to concieve you are doing something to determine when you ovulate and having sex accordingly. If you are not trying but not preventing, you are not trying to coordinate sex and ovulation but you are also not using birth control.
    TweenAndTwinMom

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 4:42 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • last yr i wasn't on anything birth control for about 10 mo, but weren't really trying...ie following a calendar, etc. basically, if it happened, it happened. but when we are ready for another i'll follow the calendar and follow the dates better for ovulation.
    ekdoolin13

    Answer by ekdoolin13 at 1:05 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

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