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Natalie H
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So me and my current boyfriend have been together since December. We've been having sex since March and always used the withdrawal method of birth control. We stopped using any protection after about a month. So now we've been having completely unsafe sex for a little over three months, pretty much every day. How come I haven't gotten pregnant yet?

We think it could be because A.) I'm underweight (only by about five pounds thought) or B.) I smoke cigarettes. I'm a little concerned that maybe one of us could be infertile or something. It's not a huge worry or mine, and I know we wont know unless we see a doctor. But I was wondering if it's safe for me to gain any more weight, if that might really be why it hasn't happened yet. Is this unheard of?

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atm1
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Natalie,

Giving advice on how to become pregnant is outside the scope of this site.

But, the first step in trying to conceive should be consulting a doctor.

Just because you haven't become pregnant yet does not mean that you won't become pregnant if you keep this up--it's very common for it to take a while to become pregnant.

If you aren't trying to become pregnant, would you like to talk about methods of birth control?

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Captain Girl
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Natalie, are you still using the withdrawal method? Your first paragraph is a little confusing about that.

Three months is not a terribly long time if you're trying. It's frustrating and annoying, but well within the range of normal. Nonetheless, if you're trying to conceive, a chat with your doctor would be a really good idea.

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