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Was Your Pregnancy Planned, Accidental, or Not Prevented?
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Was Your Pregnancy Planned, Accidental, or Not Prevented?
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replied February 20th, 2008
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not prevented i must say Very Happy (on scott)
we were going threw a raw or not at all theme lol

but this one was deffo accidental
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replied February 20th, 2008
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You don't have a choice for the last two. Accidental is kind of the same as not prevented. A lot of women don't think they'll get pregnant *this* time.
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replied February 20th, 2008
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I say it was planned, but my hubby says we just weren't preventing. Rolling Eyes
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replied February 20th, 2008
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It was planned. Just wasn't planned to happen so soon. I got pregnant 2 weeks after going off birth control. Shocked
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replied February 20th, 2008
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Ingi wrote:
You don't have a choice for the last two. Accidental is kind of the same as not prevented. A lot of women don't think they'll get pregnant *this* time.


I don't think I'd consider ignorance (A lot of women don't think they'll get pregnant *this* time.) the same thing as not preventing. It depends on how honestly ignorant the person was. (ignorant simply means lack of knowledge in this context)
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replied February 20th, 2008
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i think i consider "accidental" to mean failed birth control... no?
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replied February 20th, 2008
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I quit taking bc 2 years ago and my husband and I started trying. After a year and a half of trying we gave up "trying" because we figured we weren't meant to have kids, and bam! I got pregnant. So it was kind of a non prevented, planned, surprise??? if that makes any sense
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replied February 20th, 2008
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futureshock wrote:
Ingi wrote:
You don't have a choice for the last two. Accidental is kind of the same as not prevented. A lot of women don't think they'll get pregnant *this* time.


I don't think I'd consider ignorance (A lot of women don't think they'll get pregnant *this* time.) the same thing as not preventing. It depends on how honestly ignorant the person was. (ignorant simply means lack of knowledge in this context)


Then there are a very lot of ignorant people. (Including me! Shocked )
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replied February 20th, 2008
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In my case I think that my pregnancy falls into the last two categories. Accidental because I had no clue I could ever get pregnant (I still think I should be suing the doctor for child support) and not prevented for the same reason.
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replied February 20th, 2008
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I'm caught between accidental & not prevented.. I was on birth control but ran out & my doc was out of the office so I couldn't get more pills, we got drunk one night & 'forgot' to use a condom because I was so used to being on the pill & never using them. So surprise, now I have a beautiful baby girl lol
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replied February 20th, 2008
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With my daughter my BC failed. After I got married, my husband (now ex) and I tried and tried to get pregnant when we first got married. It never happened.
I was with my exboyfriend and most of the time we used protection, but there were drunken stupors that we didn't Embarassed It still didn't happen. I thought I wasn't able to, and along came Jaylon.
So, no he wasn't planned, he wasn't prevented, and he's the best accident that could have ever happened.
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replied February 20th, 2008
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I guess I'd say Dante wasn't prevented. I was off the pill for the month, and had planned to go to the doctors at the end of the month when I got my period. For the time we were pulling out, but it didn't work. Smile
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replied February 20th, 2008
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Not prevented for me and my DH. We were engaged, had been together nearly 5 years and knew we wanted children at some point. We didn't use a condom a few times, knowing fully what the risks were and accepting them. TA-DA! Baby boy! Mr. Green
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replied February 20th, 2008
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Not prevented, we were just using the "pull out" method but not quite planned having a baby either even though we were talking about it. Guess we were asking for it lol but I'm glad my boy came when he did, my Dad has 1 year left at max to live & he at least got to see my son as this is my Dads first grandbaby. I WILL be on birth control from here on out. =) Babies are expensive, my son eats up a 25 dollar can in 5-7 days! Not to mention all the other stuff lol...
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replied February 20th, 2008
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I guess I was one of the "ignorant" ones who thought "it won't happen *this* time." It was probably more accidental since I was TRYING to prevent it...Note to self: methods that DON'T work: rhythm method and pull-out method. I mean, who gets pregnant 32 days after their last period! That's when my period was supposed to be "due" Shocked
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replied February 20th, 2008
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sorry but doesnt not prevented fall under accidental? mine was accidental along with being with the father...ooops Shocked
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replied February 20th, 2008
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BridgetHeartsFinn wrote:
i think i consider "accidental" to mean failed birth control... no?


Yes, that's exactly right.
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Emma2 wrote:
sorry but doesnt not prevented fall under accidental? mine was accidental along with being with the father...ooops Shocked



I consider accidental to be a couple is actively trying NOT to conceive, i.e. using condoms or bc, etc., but pregnancy occurs anyway.

Not prevented means having sex without protection, but not actually trying or meaning to get pregnant.

On the topic of ignorance, here was mine:

I always pictured the way to get pregnant was to have sex right on the 14th day of your cycle so you get the sperm in as close to ovulation as possible. I didn't realize that if I ovulated a little bit earlier than the 14th day, I would be having sex too late in my cycle to get pregnant.

What I know now is it is that it's not really that the sperm is actively swimming to the the egg which is just sitting there like a target, but that it is better to have sex a little earlier than ovulation, because what happens is that the sperm all swim to get up into the fallopian tubes where it is the egg that comes floating down and crashing into the sperm that gets you pregnant.
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replied February 20th, 2008
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We were full on trying to get pregnant. It took us a year after going off the pill. We actually ended up finding out we were pregnant two weeks after I had bloodwork done for my infertility workup. It was definitely a very welcome blessing and I now have a beautiful baby girl.
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