I’m not gonna lie (I start a lot of my crazy thoughts this way)… I’ve thought about it. But I know I could never, would ever, really do it… No, I wouldn’t, for it is a sinful horrible plot.
…I’m talking about “forgetting” to take your birth control, “loosing track” of your fertility cycle, puncturing his protection… Down right SABOTAGE!! Then a couple of months later those surprising words: “Honey, guess what?!…” All the while he’s oblivious, thinking it’s a miracle from God cause Lord knows yall were taking precautions (or so HE thinks).
I’ve switched my birth control many times, mostly because I am forgetful and I could never remember to take my pill, then have to overdose a day or two later and consequently feel sick. I decided to go with a long-term form of BC because:
1. I change my mind a lot, and it would be so easy for me to one month be like “Ok I’m not taking it, let’s have a baby” then next month be like “Oops… I change my mind” but have the possibility of not having that choice. This way I have to think about it more, and set up an appointment every time I change my mind (a little pricey).
And 2. (I can’t believe I’m about to admit this) I worried I’d be tempted to “forget” to take the pill and not tell my very important, very suspicious better half.
As I thought about this I began to wonder how many other women think about this or maybe have even done it. Of course I think it’s important both people are excited and ready to have a child but in real life surprises happen, so what if one of the spouses is surprised? On the other hand it’s kind of the ultimate lie and I wonder if I ever tried to pull that if I’d 1. Be able to keep it a secret (probably not) and 2. If he’d forgive me if I told him. Yea, they’d get over it.. But what if they didn’t? That would suck.
PS: For the record I think it’s WRONG with a capital ‘W.’ No I’m not really contemplating it, but it’s an interesting topic to blog about. So don’t have a heart attack or anything ;0)
But what are your thoughts? Have you tried it? Done it? Know someone who has? You can post anonymously :o)