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Anyone get a "surprise" pregnancy utilizing the "pull and pray" method of BC?

I just read that this method has a 27% failure rate; however, if it's done correctly, the failure rate is 4%-on par with other forms of BC. Anyone here get pregnant using this method?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:02 PM on Aug. 5, 2013 in Pregnancy

Answers (15)
  • I know of two people but not myself

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:02 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • I did have method in quotes, but took them out, in case I got crap for that too. LOL

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:07 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • "but took them out, in case I got crap for that too. LOL"

    Haha. Damned if you do, damned if you don't ;)

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 7:18 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • Actually, the pull out method along with basal body temperature method can be very effective. I did this for eight years and I did get pregnant last fall (I had a miscarriage though), it was because of a few days of carelessness. I have had bad reactions to most birth controls so this is what has worked for me (when used properly).


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:22 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • I used the pull out method for 3 years with no pregnancies. The one time he got "lazy" and decided not to pull out...





    Answer by staciandababy at 7:31 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • Pulling out ... well, let's just say, my kiddo is five and a half. It took exactly once.

    Answer by Ballad at 7:42 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • I do not understand how having unprotected sex can result in a surprise pregnancy. It should not come as any surprise.

    Answer by Dardenella at 7:57 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • I have a friend who only uses this method. They have two planned kids, 3 years apart, been married for 13 years. Personally, I think she's nuts but it works for them

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 8:23 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • My first, of course he also told me he couldn't have kids as his swimmer's were "dead". Imagine my surprise when 2.5 months after my "surprise" he impregnated someone else. (I had dumped him for cheating about a week before I found out I was pregnant so THAT wasn't a big loss.)

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 9:37 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • My "pullout" baby is almost 8.

    Answer by mompam at 9:48 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

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