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Anyone get pregnant with the pull out method?

Im just curious.. Im not pregnant, but we are planning on TTCing next cycle. I just really am curious how many women think that the pull out method is somewhat reliable, and have gotten pregnant doing this. Does anyone know the chances of this. I know there is still sperm on the pre-ejaculation(pre-cum).

I have been off BC for 9 months now, and we have just been using condoms, but a few days ago(while ovulating) hubby tried the pull out method, just to be curious what happens, since we will be trying next cycle anyways. So let me know ladies!

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:19 AM on Oct. 13, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (9)
  • you can get pregnant that way, it's kinda like DUAH!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:21 AM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • You CAN get preg. but its ont as likely..i had sex using that method no other protection for 3 years and NOTHING! no preg. no scares, nothing!!....freak of nature...i have a son now, and Im expecting again so it wasnt a fertility issue!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:27 AM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • The only form of birth control me and hubby use going on 6 years and we only have the one child we planned. We also have a very active sex life. I think it depends on the "goalie" making sure nothing gets in the "net", but some men are careless and let that one drunk night slip by and opps you got a BFP. IMO it depends on the guy and how careful he wants to be.

    Answer by Fordmomma at 11:38 AM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • Yep, my third baby is a 'pulling out baby.' My understanding is that the withdrawal method is about 80% effective. This is comparable to some barrier methods of bc. So it does have a certain degree of effectiveness, but also about a 20% failure rate. It was not a lack of being 'careful' of dh's part- we were honestly in that 20%.

    Answer by Freela at 11:49 AM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • yup.. got pregnant both times with the pull out method. It's a crap shoot.. doesn't work for bc at all.. there's sperm in the pre-ejaculatory fluid and THAT"s the stuff that'll get you pregnant if he pulls out.

    Answer by kristal2146 at 12:36 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • that's how my first baby girl came to be! That method was never trusted with us again!

    Answer by xxluvya at 1:10 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • That's how my son was concieved! Lol!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:31 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • Well I wouldnt know I am on my first pregnancy and didnt worry about trying not to get pregnant, my hubby and I wanted to anyway. But my friend who has four kids had the last two back to back. After having her daughter she and her hubby couldnt wait the 6 weeks so they thought the pull out method was a gurantee... guess what she got pregnant again and the kids are only a few months apart! I am glad she shared this with me, because I am not trying to get pregnant back to back!

    Answer by brkr082005 at 3:15 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • If your talkin about pre cum, lol, im not real smart on this stuff but thats how i got preg with my son was with pre cum.

    Answer by wishingmommy1 at 3:13 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

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